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Keffrelyn D. Brown , Ph.D.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The intellectual and social visionary W.E.B. DuBois once said, Education must not simply teach work — it must teach life. To enact an ethically responsible life, in the context of living in the wonderfully diverse U.S. and larger global world, one must possess a robust sociocultural knowledge about the racial, cultural, gender and economic conditions that shape individuals, communities and social relations. The teacher that seeks to help students acquire this complex knowledge must view the teaching process as one that not only informs and empowers, but ultimately seeks to transform lives, schools and society for the betterment of all.