Events Friday, Oct 25, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Master Class with Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Washburn Commons, 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Add to Calendar 2019-10-25T09:00:00 2019-10-25T13:00:00 America/New_York Master Class with Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Renowned sociologist and educational researcher talks about conversations between parents and teachers. Washburn Commons, 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge,, MA 02138 Graduate School of Education PhD in Educational Studies Department
Brattle campus quad on a sunny day with blue skies
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot sitting on bright blue chair

Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, renowned sociologist, author, and researcher, will present a master class on conversations between parents and teachers, based on her book "The Essential Conversation Between Parents and Teachers." The event will focus on the first chapter, titled "The Ghosts in the Classroom," where she discusses how, during parent and teacher meetings “ . . [T]he adults come together prepared to focus on the present and the future of the child, but instead they feel themselves drawn back into their own pasts ...".

Schedule of Events

9–11 a.m.: lecture and workshop
11–11:30 a.m.: break and refreshments
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: group work, reflections, and closing discussion


General admission: $100 per person
Table of 6: $550
Lesley University alumni: $50
Lesley University faculty/administrator: free
Lesley University PhD in Educational Studies student: free

All admission fees will be donated to the PhD in Educational Studies Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund.

You must be registered, as space is limited. Register for this master class now.

Lawrence-Lightfoot is a MacArthur Prize recipient, as well as a recipient of the Emily Hargroves Fisher Endowed Chair at Harvard University (1998). Upon her retirement in 2019, the endowed chair became the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Chair, making her the first African-American woman in Harvard's history to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. Read more about Lawrence-Lightfoot.

Graduate School of Education PhD in Educational Studies Department