RF 1998 Detroit

International Social Studies Conference of the Rouge Forum

(Complete with new agenda)

Undergraduate Library

Wayne State University

Detroit Michigan

June 4th, 5th and 6th 1998

You are invited to the International Social Studies Conference of the Rouge Forum on June 4th, 5th, and 6th, 1998 in the Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

The conference is designed to meet two goals: (1) To address questions of racism and national chauvinism within the National Council for the Social Studies, and (2) to discuss the development of anti-racist, internationalist, social studies curricula in K-12 schools as well as colleges of education.

This will be an interactive conference. Each day’s session will include brief presentations from recognized professionals in social studies education. The bulk of each session is designed for work groups. Participants will have the opportunity to develop curricula and instructional methods based on their experiences. At issue for the work group is: how can we teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we keep our ideals and still teach?

There is NO CHARGE for participants. Times and speakers are on the flip side of this flyer.

To register, please email Rich Gibson, Director of International Social Studies, Wayne State University.  rgibson@pipeline.com.

The Rouge Forum is a group of social studies educators teaching for a democratic society. You are invited to join us.

Agenda for the Rouge Forum Social Studies Conference

Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University

This is a participatory conference in which each person attending is asked to play an active role. The questions to participants are: how can we
teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we keep our ideals
and still teach? Please come prepared to enter the discussion, including the creation of the agenda.
Thursday 4 June 1998

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.– Registration

5:00– Welcoming: Rich Gibson, Director of International Social Studies, WSU.

Why We Are Here: E. Wayne Ross, Editor, Theory and Research in Social Studies Education, David Hursh, and Steve Fleury.

6:00–What is to be Done? What Shall We Do With our Time? E. Wayne Ross.

7:00 to 8:00–Small group meeting with participants.
Friday 5 June 1998

Noon to 3:00 p.m.–College and University Faculty Meeting. What is to be done at the National Council for the Social Studies Meeting in
Anaheim?

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.–Unified meeting of K-12 educators, university faculty, and students. Agenda to be created by the participants attending.

7:00–Presentations: David Hursh, “Democracy, Globalization, and Social Studies: the political implications of neoliberal politics on democratic
social studies.”

Jonathan Scott, “Havana-Detroit: Two Faces of the Global Metropolis,

Professor of English and Africana Studies, Wayne State University.
Saturday 6 June 1998

Noon to 5:00–Plenary session, agenda to be set by participants. Small group sessions will break out from the plenary, based on the interests of
participants.