Boston University Professor Participates InNational Scholars Conference

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(Boston, Mass.) — Boston University Professor Charles S. White was recently invited to participate in the Center for Civic Education’s National Scholars Conference. The Center is one of the leading civic education organizations in the world, reaching more than 26.5 million students across the U.S. and operating in more than 40 countries. At this year’s conference, White will facilitate a discussion on teaching democracy in the U.S. and its worldwide emergence.

White has worked with the Center’s international program, Civitas: An International Civic Education Exchange Program, since 1997. He travels to Russia twice a year to collaborate on teaching materials and teacher training for the program.

Since 1994, White has been a professor in the curriculum and teaching department at Boston University’s School of Education. He was president of the Social Science Education Consortium and member of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Council for Social Studies.

He will also serve as a judge for the 2004 Massachusetts competition for the We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution program.

Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.