GROSSE POINTE WOODS — University Liggett School is hosting a free speaker series on the topic of women in education. The Celebration of Women series begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 with a talk on gender and achievement choices by Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan.
Eccles is the director of the gender and achievement research program at the Institute for Social Research and editor of Developmental Psychology. Over the past 30 years, Eccles has conducted research on a wide variety of topics including gender-role socialization, teacher expectancies, classroom influences on student motivation, and social development in the family and school context.
Eccles’ talk should be of interest to women, parents, teachers, and anyone interested in understanding how and why we make the choices we do.
The event is free, but registration is required. Sign up at www.liggetteccleslecture.eventbrite.com.
In March, as part of this series, Liggett will host Dr. Leslie DeBauche, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Dr. DeBauche will talk about women and media in a historical context, focusing on her research related to the Liggett Class of 1917. The final lecture will be in April when Liggett welcomes Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, the President of Spelman College, who will talk about racial and gender identity in educational contexts.
For more information on the Celebration of Women speaker series please contact Sarah Gaines at 313.884.4444, Ext. 416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.