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ALAN R. SADOVNIK RETURNS TO ADELPHI UNIVERSITY TO DELIVER THE ROBERT F. AND AUGUSTA FINKELSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURE

Adelphi University welcomes back esteemed former professor and dean of the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, and current Rutgers University professor of education, sociology, and public affairs, Alan R. Sadovnik, as he presents "The Limits and Possibilities of Urban School Improvement: Lessons from the Inner City," the Robert F. and Augusta Finkelstein Memorial Lecture. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.  The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sadovnik’s research objectives center on sociology of education, urban educational policy, and the history of progressive education. Along with his role as university professor, he maintains the positions of associate director of the Institute on Education Law and Policy, and coordinator of the Urban Educational Policy Track in the Ph.D. in urban systems at Rutgers.

He received the Willard Waller Award in 1993 from the American Sociological Association, and his work was recognized by the American Educational Studies Association, earning him the Critics Choice Award for 1995, 2000, and 2002.

Dr. Sadovnik has authored Equity and Excellence in Higher Education, co-authored Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education, the History of Schools and Schooling series, the Palgrave Series in Urban Education, and the Schooling Around the World series, among others. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University in 1983.

A full copy of the article and Professor Sadovnik's presentation's PPT are available at http://ielp.rutgers.edu/docs/Alan_Lecture.pdf  http://ielp.rutgers.edu/docs/AlanLecture.ppt

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