University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on the use of video and multimedia to evaluate teaching practice by educational ethnographer Frederick Erickson

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

July 28, 2000

The Summer 2000 Scandling Lecture will present educational ethnographer Frederick Erickson to discuss the consequences of video and multimedia evaluations in the classroom on Thursday, Aug. 3, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast reception, followed by the 9:30 a.m. lecture.

Frederick Erickson, an internationally known ethnographer and the George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, will talk about the possibilities and limits of this trend to evaluate teacher performance. He is known for his innovations in the use of film and video to study situations of oral discourse.

Funded by William Scandling of Atherton, Calif., the lecture series presented by the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development brings to campus noted researchers, policy makers, and professional educators.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations should be made by calling (585) 275-1008.