You Belong at Lurie College!
At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders. We do this through an emancipatory approach across our teaching, scholarship, and service.
Statement in Support of Culturally Sustaining, Equity Driven, and Justice Focused Pedagogies
The SJSU Lurie College of Education is committed to taking action to advance racial justice and educational equity. As deans, we are in solidarity with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners whose work confronts structural racism, inequity, and oppression in our educational systems and society at large. At a time when there is tremendous pressure and scrutiny on educators, we want to make clear our responsibility and commitment to support our colleagues and community to speak truth, advance our collective understanding through research and teaching, and advocate for justice. Education Deans and Leaders from campuses across the California State University system are similarly allied with educators who advance culturally sustaining, equity driven, and justice focused pedagogies and have issued a statement to voice their support. - Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro
Child and Adolescent Development faculty Dina Izenstark was quoted in the National Geographic article “Want better talks with your kids? Take them outside.”
“Nature restores people’s ability to pay attention to conversations and reduces their mental fatigue,” says Dina Izenstark, associate professor of child and adolescent development at San José State University and one of the authors of the 2021 study. “This can help family members communicate more effectively and get along better with one another.”
Join us on Tuesday, September 21, from 11am-12pm outside of Sweeney Hall 106 to meet other students while tie-dyeing masks and bandanas. Feel free to bring a shirt from home to tie dye. Registration is not required to attend!