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UW-Eau Claire Human Diversity Expo to Feature
Research on Local Schools and Programs

RELEASED: Dec. 9, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share the results of their diversity research projects during the 21st Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo Dec. 11.

The Expo, which will run from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 140 students currently enrolled in "Social Foundations of Human Relations," a course taught by Foundations of Education faculty members Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana, Dr. Christin DePouw and Dr. Aram deKoven.

The expo will feature inquiry projects and case studies on topics exploring issues of equity, access and cultural diversity in local schools and community programs.

Following are examples of research topics to be displayed:

  • "Stereotypes and Expectations of Minorities in School"
  • "Assimilation vs. Traditional Culture"
  • "Putting 'Care' Back in 'Childcare': The Role of Education in the Reproduction of Inequity"
  • "Battle of the Sexes: Gender Roles in Physical Education"
  • "Breaking Down Stereotypes Through Service Learning with Hmong American Students"

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana at 715-836-4537.

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