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Expert in Social Justice, Multicultural Children’s Literature to Visit Duquesne

Multicultural education expert Dr. Cynthia Tyson will visit Duquesne University on Thursday, Nov. 8, as part of the School of Education's Sizemore Urban Education Initiative.

An education professor at The Ohio State University, she researches teaching for social justice, early childhood social studies and multicultural children's literature and examines racism.

She has presented numerous research papers at national meetings and conferences and published articles in leading scholarly journals and books, including writing the diversity features column in the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts. Tyson's work has earned her The Social Science Educators Young Scholar Award and the College of Education Diversity Enhancement award. Recently, she served as the 2012 American Educational Research Association (AERA) General Program Chair.

A consultant with school districts across the nation, the United Kingdom, Mali and West Africa, Tyson currently is collaborating with teachers and researchers on a project in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She will speak with several groups on campus including Sizemore Scholars, the Leading Teacher Program in Urban Education Cohort, Heinz Fellows, the Urban Education Book Club and members of the faculty.

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