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Educational researcher Lorin Anderson to speak at FMU, Oct. 6

            FLORENCE, S.C. – Educational researcher Lorin Anderson will speak at Francis Marion University, Thursday, Oct. 6. The speech, titled “Educating Children of Poverty in a Standards-Based World,” is presented by FMU’s Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty.

            The free event will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Reservations may be made by calling 843-669-3391 ext. 28 or by sending an e-mail to Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted in the order they are received.

            Anderson is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of South Carolina, where he has served on the faculty since 1973. He holds a Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago, where he studied with Benjamin Bloom.

            Anderson’s research interests include classroom instruction, student engagement in learning, and the education of economically disadvantaged children. He is a member of the International Academy of Education.

            Anderson has recently worked to revise the taxonomy developed by Bloom, and he presently works with educators to help them learn to use the revision to understand the alignment among standards, assessment and instruction.

            The Center of Excellence was established through a five-year grant, which includes a component that supports staff development and in-service training for teachers in the Pee Dee region. For more information, visit

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Last Published: February 22, 2007 10:32 AM
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