Education Historian to Speak at UTEP

“Controversial Issues and the Rights of Teachers:

What We Don’t Talk About in Teaching the Humanities, and Why”

Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University

Thursday, September 20, 2012

5:30 PM

University Library, Blumberg Auditorium, Room 111

The University of Texas at El Paso

Jonathan Zimmerman is Professor of Education and History at New York University. The nation’s leading scholar on the history of American schools and their relationship to political culture, Zimmerman has published numerous books, including Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale University Press), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the Twentieth Century (Harvard University Press), and Whose America? Education and the Culture Wars (Harvard University Press). His articles have been published in the History of Education Quarterly, the Journal of American History, and Teachers College Record. He is the winner of NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award and has published editorials on education issues in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Republic, and the Washington Post.

This lecture is part of the UTEP Picks: Election 2012 lecture series and is made possible through the generous assistance of Humanities Texas, the UTEP Department of English, the UTEP Department of History, and UTEP’s Center for History Teaching & Learning.

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