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Lecture Will Present Best Practices for Service-Learning with Diverse Audiences

10/08/2009 

Two speakers will discuss service-learning and address the methods best modeled when students work with their service communities at a lecture on Monday, Oct. 26. Jason Clark '05 M.A., principal of Lake Street Elementary School in the Chittenango Central School District, and J.W. Gladstone, lecturer and writer, will present "Addressing Inequalities through Service-Learning: Developing Best Practices" from 6:30-8 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium.

Clark served as intern administrator of student teachers during his graduate program. Gladstone has taught for the Maryland-based "Common Ground on the Hill" for several summers on subjects of empathy and service, and for community colleges in speech/communications. Gladstone, who has presented numerous times to SUNY Cortland audiences, brings another dimension of his thought and talent to Cortland students and the community.

The speakers will address how to develop empathy with adult and child populations whose economic, social, cultural and educational backgrounds and realities are so different from our own. By encouraging reflection and sharing best practices, they will provide the tools to increase the success and satisfaction of student volunteers and interns and bridge the gap between populations.

For more information, contact Linda Rosekrans, English, at (607) 753-4886.