Lecture: “Knowledge, Cognition and Cultural Capital Among Non- and Semi-literate Populations”
  • Lecture by Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein

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    Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. “Knowledge, Cognition and Cultural Capital Among Non- and Semi-literate Populations,” a lecture by Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein, post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psychology. In 1985, when she emigrated from Ethiopia to Israel, Dr. Fanta-Vagenshtein did not know how to read or write. In 2005, she completed her Ph.D. in education, becoming the first Ethiopian woman to earn a doctorate in Israel. Dr. Fanta-Vagenshtein was a teaching fellow at Tel Aviv’s School of Education, Science and Technology (2002-2007); presented key Israeli educational and political issues to world leaders as Emissary for the State of Israel, the Jewish Agency for Israel (1997-2005); and served on the board of directors overseeing Israel’s Community Centers for the Ministry of Education (1994- 2000). Her field of research examines how illiterate immigrants’ adapt to modern societies, specifically Ethiopian assimilation in Israel. Dr. Fanta-Vagenshtein’s lecture is sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States.

    Admission: $5; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass

    Date & Time:Wednesday, 13.03.2013, 19:00 - 20:00Place:4484 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30319Organizer:Elizabeth PetersonTel:404-364-8559Email:epeterson1@oglethorpe.edu
     
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