School for Children

Dr. Pedro Noguera Speaks at Bank Street

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 09, 2012

On October 2, 2012, Dr. Pedro Noguera, a renowned urban sociologist and author, visited Bank Street to discuss cultural and racial identity development in all children. The Parents of Children of Color (POCOC), one of the School for Children's parent affinity groups, hosted the event.

Dr. Noguera engaged in an interview format with a representative from POCOC and topics of conversation included: how we support children with issues of race and racism; how the history of racial diversity in schools has led us to where we are today. Dr. Noguera then fielded questions from the audience.

Dr. Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. His scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools and school children are influenced by social and economic conditions in urban environments.