Angela Leocata '13 to examine effect of class on educational process
Start Date: February 15 6:30 PM
This event is open to the public
CAMD Scholar Angela Leocata ’13 will present “The American Reality: The Effect of Socioeconomic Class on the Educational Process," on Friday, February 15, at
6:30 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium. Dessert will be served. The
presentation, which will be followed by remarks by Dr. Ricardo Dobles '85 coauthor of "Learning as a Political Act: Struggling to Learn and Learning to Struggle." This event is free and open to the
Beginning with childhood development and ending with higher education, Leocata examines socioeconomic class within the educational path—how socioeconomic status affects the duration of an education, its beginning and its end, with the challenges that are presented in its unfolding.
Leocata explores the experience of socioeconomic identity in the context of higher education and preparatory school, as well as in the history of the Phillips Academy community. Recent studies of class and education, interviews with educators, and the voices of current Andover students will inform Leocata’s challenge to the presumption that the American education system is fully based on merit.
Lou Bernieri, instructor in English and director of Andover BreadLoaf, serves as the faculty advisor for this
About Dr. Ricardo Dobles ’85: Dobles is the Wraparound Zone Outreach Coordinator at Woodland Academy in Worcester, Mass. Of the 525 students at the public elementary school, 98 percent are low income and more than 65 percent are English Language Learners.
About the CAMD Scholar Program: The CAMD Scholar
Program is an opportunity for selected Phillips Academy students to
pursue independent summer research projects related to diversity and
multiculturalism. Students work closely with a faculty advisor as well
as the program coordinator during spring term to focus and shape
projects that will be developed and completed during the summer. CAMD
Scholars write a significant research paper in the summer and make a
presentation to the PA community during the subsequent school year.