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Release: March 16, 2000

Symposium on Language, Literacy & Culture to feature international scholars

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Pelley Symposium on Language, Literacy & Culture will bring two international scholars to the University of Iowa Tuesday through Thursday, March 21-23.

Alan Luke, deputy director general of the Queensland State Department of Education and dean of education at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, will speak Tuesday, March 21 on "Globalization from the Outside In: Rethinking Education in New Times." Luis Moll, a professor in the department of language, reading and culture in the University of Arizona's College of Education, will speak Thursday, March 23 on "Mediating Practice: Using Cultural Resources for Schooling."

While the symposium will include other discussions and activities designed primarily for educators and education students, the two talks and a research dialogue led by the two scholars are free and open to the public. Luke's talk is 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 21, and Moll's talk is 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 23. The research dialogue will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. All three events will be held in Room N300 of the Lindquist Center on the UI campus.

The event is sponsored by the UI College of Education's Language, Literacy & Culture Program through the generosity of the Frank Pelley family. For more information, contact Cynthia Lewis, assistant professor in the College of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, at (319) 335-5437.

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