Center for Anti-Oppressive Education


Director of CAOE

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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


Saturday, 6 December 2003
Location: San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, California, U.S.A.

Description | Program | Pre-Conference Workshop | Registration Information | Location | Attractions | For More Information


The United States' ongoing "war on terrorism" has prompted several changes in our nation's conceptualization of civil liberties, citizenship, participatory democracy, freedom of speech, immigration rights, commerce, and so forth. Combined with increased surveillance and dangers of retribution, educators face a climate that is often hostile to any attempts to foster an appreciation of racial/religious difference, critical and independent thinking, and resistance. How does the war and all its effects on race/class/gender/religious relations domestically and abroad force a reconceptualization of the purposes and goals of, and constraints on, education? What does it mean to prepare and empower educators to teach towards social justice in times of war?

To address these questions, this small, collegial event will gather teacher educators from throughout the United States and the world who share a commitment to social justice. Participants will enjoy rare opportunities to exchange ideas, develop resources, build networks, and explore possibilities for new directions in teacher preparation. Selected resources will be distributed as door prizes.

Updated Conference Program

Distinguished panels, hands-on workshops, and paper presentations will fill the schedule. Please click here to view the updated conference program.

Pre-Conference Workshop on Publishing for Emerging Scholars of Color

The Center for Anti-Oppressive Education hopes to see more people of color entering the field of teacher education. Towards this end, it is pleased to announce a pre-conference workshop for emerging scholars of color (graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates) doing work in the field of teacher education and social justice. Facilitated by the Center's Director, this two-hour workshop shares tips on publishing books and journal articles. The workshop will be held in the conference hotel on the afternoon of Friday, December 5, and is free with conference pre-registration.

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. The Registration Fee covers admission to all sessions and a copy of the conference program. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

On-site Registration Fee
U.S.$ 50.00

Payments can be made with a check, money order, or cash. Credit card payments will not be accepted. At the time of registration, participants are encouraged to donate funds to support scholarships for conference participants in financial need. Participants in financial need may also volunteer to help staff the conference in exchange for a fee waiver--please contact the Director for more information.

Location and Lodging

The Conference will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging; however, a special conference rate is available to participants: $79/night for a single or double, $99 for a triple. A limited number of rooms is available.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 (toll free from the United States and Canada) and asking for the "Education Conference" rate. Reservations can also be made online at and using "EDUEDUA" as the Group Code.

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.

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. 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 or BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), with stations a half mile away and complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel.

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. A new BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station has opened in walking distance to the hotel, making transportation to downtown San Francisco and Oakland affordable and convenient. Some of the many cultural and historical resources include:

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.