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“There is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” — M. L. King, Jr.
This talk addresses the moral imperatives of working for peace and fostering communities of peace.
Andrea S. Libresco is Professor of Social Studies Education and Director of the Minor in Civic Education at Hofstra University and, perhaps by the time she gives this talk, Director of the Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. She serves on the advisory boards of the Center for Civic Engagement the Institute for Peace Studies, which includes the direction of the Peace Fellows program. She was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2005.
Prior to her work at Hofstra, she was a high school social studies department chair and teacher, as well as a lead teacher for elementary social studies in the public schools from 1982-2001. She was named Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Long Island Council for the Social Studies in 1997.
She has written on a variety of topics, including standardized testing, exemplary social studies teaching, children’s literature, civic engagement, conducting rich discussions of challenging issues, women’s history, and peace education. Books include: Notable Books, Notable Lessons: Putting Social Studies Back in the K-8 Curriculum, Exemplary Elementary Social Studies: Case Studies in Practice, Every Book is a Social Studies Book: How to Meet Standards with Picture Books, K-6, and Peace Lessons from Around the World.
She is past president of the board of the Nassau Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and president of the board of the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
She graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College in 1980 with a major in History and a minor in Political Science; and received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University in 1982, and her Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006.
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