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Meira Levinson
Moderated by Annie Makela


Citizenship at School and at Home

Tues, May 7; 7-8:15pm PT (Livestream)

Ethical considerations, whether in K-12 or higher education, have always been a part of the American education system. Educators and parents often search for ways to address complex societal questions in and out of the classroom. Dr. Meira Levinson, after teaching in the Atlanta and Boston schools for eight years, became a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and embarked on a journey to help raise awareness and provide tools for educators and families dealing with such ethical issues – from political polarities to philosophical disparities. She has researched, written and spoken on a myriad of topics in civic education, creating and highlighting case studies from the classroom to aid teachers and parents as they try to shape and guide our children into thoughtful and informed citizens.

Moderated by Annie Makela, Director, Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Hillbrook School.

About Our Speaker


Dr. Meira Levinson is the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at Harvard University. She earned a B.A. in philosophy from Yale and a D.Phil. in politics from Nuffield College, Oxford University. Her most recent books include Democratic Discord in Schools: Cases and Commentaries in Educational Ethics (2019, with Jacob Fay), Dilemmas of Educational Ethics: Cases and Commentaries (2016, with Jacob Fay), Making Civics Count (2012, with David Campbell and Frederick Hess), and No Citizen Left Behind (2012).

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