Boston University School of Education to Host Conference on the Power of Liberal Arts in the Classroom

in Humanities/Social Science, News Releases, School of Education
April 17th, 2003

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston, Mass.) – The Boston University School of Education’s Center for School Improvement will host a conference exploring “The Power of The Liberal Arts in the Classroom” on Friday, May 2, 2003. The conference will open with a welcome by Douglas Sears, dean of Boston University’s School of Education, along with a keynote address delivered by University Professor Emeritus Roger Shattuck, entitled “John Dewey’s ‘The Child and the Curriculum’ Revisited.”

The day-long conference will consider central questions in American education by examining how teachers at both the school and university levels apply liberal arts learning in the classroom. In the central part of the conference, school and university teachers will pair up for presentations on how they do this in their own classrooms. Administrators and teachers also will discuss institutional structures and leadership that advance the kind of liberal arts teaching and learning that is the focus of the conference.

For further information, visit for a detailed conference schedule or call 617/353-2138.

Event: “The Power of The Liberal Arts in the Classroom”

Date: Friday, May 2, 2003

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (reception to follow)

Place: Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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