Center for Anti-Oppressive Education





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The Center for Anti-Oppressive Education (CAOE) is pleased to invite educators, researchers, and educational leaders and advocates throughout the United States and the world and from all levels and disciplines to its first


Date: 13-15 June 2003
Location: San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, California, U.S.A.

Description | Highlights | Tentative Program | Registration Information | Location | Lodging | Attractions | For More Information


This small, collegial event will explore the innovations as well as the tensions that characterize current movements toward social justice in teacher education. By gathering a diverse group of educators who share commitments and priorities, this conference will offer rare opportunities to exchange ideas, develop resources, build networks, and explore possibilities for new directions in teacher education. Dozens of breakout sessions will model and examine innovative ways to teach, learn, and learn to teach. A book sale, caucus meetings, evening performances, and receptions will round out the schedule.


Plenary sessions on state, national, and international issues will feature presentations by leading educational scholars and activists:

Opening Panel
Preparing Teachers for Anti-Oppressive Education: International Movements

Confirmed Speakers
Sikunder Baber (Pakistan)
Inés Dussel (Argentina)
Will Letts (Australia)
Eric Richardson (South Africa)

Carol Ricker-Wilson (Canada)
Pia Lindquist Wong (Brasil)

Saturday Panel
Reforming Teacher Certification in California: Problems, Paradoxes, and Possibilities

Confirmed Speakers
Linda Darling-Hammond (Stanford)
Jo Ann Isken (UCLA)
Eric Rofes (Humboldt State)

Closing Panel
Teacher Education in Times of War: Why Our Work Matters

Confirmed Speakers
Margo Okazawa-Rey (Mills)
Richard Ruiz (AERA)
Mara Sapon-Shevin (Syracuse)

A special plenary session will invigorate conference participants with spokenword performances:

Saturday Evening
A Mic and Dim Lights Alumni Poets

Confirmed Performers
Abbye Jo Atkinson
Besskepp (Cory Cofer)
Bomani (Charles Watson)
Gia Scott-Heron

Manchild (Everett Vigil)
Mark Gonzales


Please click on dates below for session descriptions and presenter biographies:

Friday, June 13 (click here for details)

11:00-6:00 Registration
12:00-2:00 Opening Plenary Session
2:15-3:45 Breakout Session #1
4:00-6:00 Breakout Session #2
6:30-7:00 Performance: Teaching through Music

Saturday, June 14 (click here for details)

8:00-6:00 Registration
8:30-10:00 Breakout Session #3
10:15-11:45 Breakout Session #4
12:15-1:30 Caucus Meetings
1:45-3:15 Saturday Plenary Session
3:30-5:30 Breakout Session #5
6:00-7:00 Performance: Teaching through Spokenword

Sunday, June 15 (click here for details)

8:00-1:30 Registration
8:15-9:45 Breakout Session #6
10:00-12:00 Breakout Session #7
1:30-3:00 Closing Plenary Session

Registration Information

All educators, researchers, and educational leaders and advocates throughout the United States and the world and from all levels and disciplines are invited to register. A special invitation is extended to teacher educators, school teachers, and teachers in training.

On-Site Registration Fee

The Registration Fee covers admission to all sessions and receptions, a copy of the conference program, and various resources in a Registration Packet. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals. To register, please complete a Registration Form (click here) and bring to the conference with a check for $100, made payable to "Center for Anti-Oppressive Education." Credit card payments are not currently being accepted.


The Conference will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California. (More information on hotel accommodations is in the section below.) The hotel is five minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport and offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Parking costs $1 per hour ($13 per day for overnight guests).

To drive from the airport, enter highway 101 south, continue one mile to Millbrae Avenue East, cross the freeway overpass, turn right onto Old Bayshore Highway, and the hotel is on the left.

Bay Area commuters can reach the hotel on CalTrain, with stations a half mile away and complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel.


Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging; however, the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel is offering a generously reduced rate for Conference participants: $84/night for a single or double; $104 for a triple; $124 for a quad; $10 for an additional person; $400-850 for a suite. A limited number of rooms is available.

Please call Marriott reservations at 650-692-9100 or toll-free at 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the group rate for "Teacher Education." To make reservations online, please enter the following group code: CAOCAOA.

The hotel is a four-star, four-diamond property that is both affordable and convenient for travelers. It offers ample parking, restaurants, internet access, an indoor pool and health club, and a seven-mile running trail along the San Francisco Bay. In walking distance of the hotel are additional restaurants, lounges, and hotel properties, and a movie theater.

Bay Area Attractions

The Bay Area offers a vast array of venues for entertainment and relaxation, as well as a wealth of resources on social justice. Some of the many cultural and historical resources include:

Two film festivals will be happening in San Francisco before, during, and after this weekend:

For more information on resources, attractions, and events in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, please visit the Convention and Visitors Bureaus of San Francisco and Oakland.

For More Information

Please contact Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, the Director of CAOE.