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Education Historian to Present at University Forum March 2 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Contact David Tisdale - 601.266.4499   

An expert on the history of American education will be the featured speaker at the next University Forum at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at New York University, will present "Coloring the Past: The Little Red Schoolhouse and American Memory" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 in the auditorium of Joseph Greene Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free.

Zimmerman will discuss the iconic importance of the one-room school which has endured as America's dominant educational symbol for more than 150 years, and what that means for anyone who wants to reform public education today.

A former Peace Corps volunteer and high school teacher, Zimmerman is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles and a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and other popular newspapers and magazines.

This event is part of the World of Words series at Southern Miss, and is co-sponsored by The College Education and Psychology; Interdisciplinary Studies; the Honors College; and the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, contact the Southern Miss Honors College at 601.266.4533.

Jonathan Zimmerman

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