UMF Trustee Professor Cara Furman 2023 Symposium Presentation

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Spring 2023


University of Maine at Farmington Associate Professor of Language Arts Education Cara E. Furman was the 2022-23 Trustee Professor for the University of Maine at Farmington. A former public elementary school teacher and an associate professor of literacy education, she presented "Cultivating Classrooms that Belong to Everyone: Teaching from an Ethical Center" at UMF's 2023 Symposium. Her presentation built on a multi-year study of new teachers to first address how teachers live commitments to classrooms of belonging in daily decision-making and actions. It then zoomed in on how teachers can live and fight for a culture of belonging amidst schools where it is not supported.

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