Call for Papers: Education and Civil Rights

Penn State’s College of Education will host an interdisciplinary civil rights conference June 6-7, 2014.

The primary goal of the conference is to address the inability of many students of color to access high-quality pre–K through higher education — still uneven for young people from historically marginalized groups and/or in many urban and increasingly in suburban settings. While many policy proposals have focused on access to education, there has been much less attention to racial inequality and segregation in access to P–20 education, even as the percentage of students of color is rapidly increasing. This conference seeks to explore what strategies have been effective in expanding educational opportunities for these students — and how we can implement additional best practices that will ensure equity in public education for the future.

Papers are invited on conceptual, empirical, policy, and/or legal analyses that authors will present at the conference. Paper proposals are due October 15, 2013. For more information, email Steven Nelson (sln175[@] or Erica Frankenberg (euf10[@] im