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Assets and Education Symposium March 29 and 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Assets and Education Symposium scheduled for March 29 and 30, 2012, is hosted by the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and the Center for Social Development at Washington University. The symposium is designed to present new research on assets and education, stimulate thoughtful review and critique of the research to date, and guide future research efforts in the field. The topic of assets and education requires an inter-disciplinary approach, so the event is certain to be intellectually stimulating because of the involvement of scholars from diverse fields of study. The symposium will also focus special attention on educational equity, and the potential of assets to help close the gaps that exist between those who get the education they need to build fulfilling lives and those who do not. Knowledge developed for and through this symposium will help guide future studies on the role of assets in educational outcomes for children and youth, and may be particularly important for shaping policies and programs designed to increase access to, and success in, education for low-income and minority children and youth.

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