The Center for Multicultural Education's 21st Book Talk: Citizenship Education and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching featuring Kogila Moodley, Walter C. Parker, & James A. Banks (Editor).

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This groundbreaking book describes theory, research, and practice that can be used in civic education courses and programs to help students from marginalized and minoritized groups in nations around the world attain a sense of structural integration and political efficacy within their nation-states, develop civic participation skills, and reflective cultural, national, and global identities. This book describes the problems that 18 nations around the world are experiencing trying to create and implement effective civic education programs for students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups and case studies of effective ways that teachers and other educators are working to resolve these problems.

Kogila Moodley is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where she was the first holder of the David Lam Chair in Multiculturalism.
Walter C. Parker is Professor of Social Studies Education and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. He studies civic education and global education in schools and the depth-breadth problem in curriculum development.
James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on multicultural education and diversity and citizenship education in a global context.

October 20th, 2017

11 A.M. to 12:30 P.M

Yukon Pacific Room

University of Washington Club, Seattle Campus

Charles Hirschman, From High School to College: Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicity

April 7, 2017

Charles Hirschman is Boeing International Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance at the University of Washington. He will talk about his new book, From High School to College: Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicityin the Center for Multicultural Education's 20th Book Talk. Hirschman illuminates how gender, immigration, and ethnicity influence the path to college graduation.  He analyzes the period between leaving high school and completing college for nearly 10,000 public and private school students across the Pacific Northwest. Hirschman finds that although there are few gender, racial, or immigration-related disparities in students’ aspirations to attend and complete college, certain groups succeed at the highest rates. With a growing number of young adults seeking college degrees, understanding the barriers that different students encounter provides vital information for social scientists and educators. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Friday, April 7, 2017

Yukon Pacific Room, University of Washington Club

University of Washington, Seattle Campus


Charles Hirschman is the Boeing International Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and Governance at the University of Washington.  In addition to his long-standing interests on social and demographic change in Southeast Asia, he has published extensively on immigration, ethnic inequality, and education.  He has been elected President of the Population Association of America (2005), Chair of Section K (Social, Economic, and Political Sciences) of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (2004-05), and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (1993-94), the Russell Sage Foundation (1998- 99), and a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy and Practice

February 10, 2017

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean of Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California at Los Angeles, will talk about his co-edited book, Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy and Practice (James A. Banks, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, and Miriam Ben-Peretz, Editors). Mass migration and globalization are creating new and deep challenges to education systems the world over. In this volume, some of the world's leading researchers in multicultural education and immigration discuss critical issues related to cultural sustainability, structural inclusion, and social cohesion. In this book talk, Dean Suárez-Orozco will describe how global migration is forcing nation-states to reexamine and reinvent the ways in which they socialize and educate diverse groups for citizenship and civic engagement. He will also address how schools can help migrant and immigrant groups attain the knowledge, values, and skills required to become fully participating citizens, while retaining important aspects of their home, community, languages, and culture. 

11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Yukon Pacific Room, University of Washington Club

University of Washington, Seattle

Book signing to follow


Marcelo Suárez-Orozco is the Wasserman Dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. His research focuses on cultural psychology and psychological anthropology, with an emphasis on mass migration, globalization, and education. Dean Suárez-Orozco, while at Harvard, was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture, Founder and Director of the Harvard Immigration Projects, and founding Member of the Executive Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He was the in-augural Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU. He has held fellowships at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. He has been a Visiting Professor in Paris, Barcelona, and Leuven and has lec-tured at the German Foreign Office, the Mexican Foreign Office, the Spanish Foreign Office, The Vatican, US Congress, the UN, and Davos. He is the co-author, along with Carola Suárez-Orozco, of a number of seminal publications including Transformations: Immigration, Family Life and Achievement Motivation among Latino Adolescents and Children of Immigration.


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Margaret Hunter
Assistant Professor of Sociology,
Loyola Marymount University

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Cherry A. McGee Banks
Professor of Education,
University of Washington-Bothell

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Geneva Gay
Professor of Education,
University of Washington-Seattle

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Walter C. Parker
Chair of Social Studies Education
University of Washington-Seattle


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Geneva Gay
Professor of Education,
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Founder and President,
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