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On May 25-26, 2011, Penn’s Graduate School of Education is holding a conference "Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America: The Policy, Practice, and Research Issues."
The guiding question for the event is: What are the most effective institutional and public policy strategies for ensuring that high school students, college students, and adult learners – especially those in our nation’s urban areas - have the knowledge and skills that are required for jobs and careers of tomorrow?
Confirmed featured speakers include:
The conference also includes panels organized around three sets of subquestions.
This conference is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Interdisciplinary Methods for Field-based Research in Education, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences and in collaboration with Penn’s Graduate School of education and Penn’s Institute for Urban Research.
This conference is being organized by the leadership team of Laura Perna, Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania and Susan Wachter, Professor of Financial Management, Real Estate and Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
To register for the conference, please click here.
May 25 & 26, 2011
Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
University of Pennsylvania
For more information, contact Laura Kitson.