Education Dean Questions Role of Business in Education in Curtis Lecture April 10 at UA

  • April 5th, 2000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ‚ Dr. David Berliner, dean of education at Arizona State University, will present “Silence of the Lambs: Education and the Business Community” as the 2000 James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture at The University of Alabama Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. The annual lecture, presented by the Capstone College of Education Society at UA, will be at the Bryant Conference Center on campus.

Berliner, co-author of “The Manufactured Crisis,” an examination of the achievements and problems of America’s schools, is controversial in his opinions on what he considers the business community’s “co-optation of education” and answers the question, “Why does the education profession allow the business community to usurp educators’ responsibility for the schooling of America’s children?”

Berliner is a leading researcher in the areas of teaching, teacher education, and educational policy and is co-author of one of the most widely used college textbooks, “Education Psychology,” now in its sixth edition. He is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and the division of educational psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Curtis Lecture Series, founded in 1994 by the board of directors of the Capstone College of Education Society, was developed to bring noted educators to the UA campus annually to present a lecture to College of Education personnel, Alabama superintendents, the education community and the general public.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Alexia Kartis at 205/348-6881.


Alexia Kartis, UA College of Education, 205/348-6881


Suzanne Dowling, 205/348-8324

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