Sunday, March 15, 2009

“But That’s Not Cheating: Schooling Differences and Similarities Across Culture” – Clayton State’s Second Cultural Diversity Conference

The Clayton State University School of Nursing will sponsor the Second Annual Cultural Diversity Conference on Friday, Apr. 3 in the ballroom of the University’s Student Activities Center.

The theme of the conference is, “But That’s Not Cheating: Schooling Differences and Similarities Across Culture” and the keynote speaker is Dr. Jeffra Flaitz, author of “Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students” and “Understanding Your International Students.” Flaitz will be discussing research based findings and constructs related to teaching in a linguistically and culturally diverse environment. She will also address strategies that make instruction more accessible and comprehensible for English Language Learners.

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration cost is $60, which includes breakfast, lunch and breaks. Registration is required for the conference, and the final day to register is Tuesday, Mar. 17. Go to http://nursing.clayton.edu/NWD/diversity_conference.html for registration instructions, or contact Toni Dixon in the School of Nursing at (678) 466-4985 or tonidixon@clayton.edu for more information.

The Second Annual Cultural Diversity Conference is supported by funds from the School of Nursing’s federal Workforce Diversity Grant.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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