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Literacy Development of African American Males

January 23rd, 2014 |

Lecture on Literacy Development of African American Males


Alfred W. Tatum, interim dean and professor of Literacy and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be the guest lecturer at Indiana University South Bend at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

His topic is “Advancing the Literacy Development of African American Males: A Focus on Reading and Writing.”

The lecture will be in Room 1011, Education and Arts Building, which is off of Esther Street, just south of the Administration Building.

The program is open to the public. A reception following the lecture will be in the Education and Arts lobby.

The public should RSVP by Jan. 31 by contacting Elizabeth Staples at staples@iusb.edu

Tatum is an expert on literacy development of African American boys and has written more than 50 publications on the topic, including three books. Most recently, he wrote policy reports and solution briefs for Jobs for the Future and the Council of Great City Schools.

At UIC, he served as director of the UIC Reading Clinic and coordinator of the Literacy, Language and Culture Ph.D. program.

Before coming to Chicago, he was faculty member at Buffalo State College, University of Maryland and Northern Illinois University, and he was a senior research associate of the North Central Regional Education Lab.


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