Thursday, 24 January, 2019
Anna J. Egalite, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University, will be the January speaker in the Education Lecture. A lunch will precede her talk, “The Benefits of Teacher Diversity: A Summary of the Research To Date,” at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The talk will take place in the Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall.
Egalite’s research focuses on the evaluation of education policies and programs intended to close racial and economic achievement gaps. Her studies have examined school choice policy, school size, the influence of family background on intergenerational economic mobility, and the diversification of the teacher labor force.
Egalite’s discussion will be an overview of the research on the benefits of teacher diversity. She will then delve into the details of her own studies and look at the academic impacts of assignment to a demographically-similar teacher.
For those interested in reading ahead for this presentation, the following articles are available:
The series is co-sponsored by the School of Education and Office of the Vice President for Research.