Dr. Marguerite Garvey to Speak at Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dr. GarveyThe College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (CEHSS) Interdisciplinary Research Committee at SC State University will host the final Brown Bag Lecture for this academic year on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at noon in Staley Hall Auditorium.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series introduces SC State faculty to research projects and scholarly pursuits of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and encourages collaboration between disciplines. The series also provides a congenial atmosphere for colleagues to share thoughts and ideas.

Dr. Marguerite Garvey, assistant professor of history at SC State University, will serve as guest speaker. Garvey’s topic will be: “Barriers to Parents’ Participation in their Children’s Education in Rural South Carolina.”

Garvey’s presentation will focus on her 1890 research project, which is the same as the aforementioned lecture title. Recent research in education has positively linked academic participation and parental involvement, indicating that academic reforms must take parental involvement into consideration if those reforms are to be successful.  The presentation will highlight the rationale for the project and results of the first year of research.

Individuals interested in becoming a Brown Bag Series lecturer for the 2010-2011 school term, or those interested in receiving additional information, should contact Mrs. Giselle White-Perry at (803) 536-8803, or via email at gwhite12@scsu.edu.