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Roanoke Native Patricia Moore Harbour to Hold Book Signing With Jazz October 27, 2012
Educator, author, certified professional coach, former Roanoker and graduate of Lucy Addison High School, Patricia Moore Harbour will sign copies of her new book, Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth. The event will be held Saturday, October 27 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the O. Winston Link Museum, 101 Shenandoah Ave. Attendance cost is $25.00 per person and early reservation is encouraged as there is limited capacity. Reservation and payment can be made at Harrison Museum website, www.harrisonmuseum.com.
Community Educators asserts that education is broader than just schooling. It recognizes that the relationship between education, democracy, and community is inseparable, and illustrates the important lessons learned from citizens, organizations, and communities dedicated to the development of youth. The book sets as a challenge the need to view education as broader than the current accepted thinking and to act on improving education through collaborative relationships.
Harbour is an associate of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Dayton, Ohio, that seeks to identify and address the challenges to making democracy work as it should through interrelated program areas that focus on citizens, communities, and institutions. She is also the CEO/president of the Harbour Center for Quality Education LLC and founder of the Healing the Heart of Diversity initiative, a professional leadership development program and social change process that fosters a deeper understanding of diversity and encourages ways of living and working with the complexities and beauty of multi-cultural relationships.
Harbour states, “our schools cannot do it alone and in order to reform schools we must transform education which includes a change in our thinking.” Harbour says, the public is responsible for public education and must demonstrate that sense of ownership.”
Harbour received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Howard University and went on to earn a Master of Education Degree from the University of Virginia at George Mason and a Doctorate Degree in Education Administration and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University. She served as a member of the Hollins University board of trustees from 1999 – 2008.
For more information about Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth, visit http://kettering.org/publications/community-educators-a-resource/. To learn more about the book signing, email firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Joseph Hancock at 540-525-2102 or Charles Price at 540-857-4395.