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Gibbons to speak at Shepherd

By Staff | Apr 13, 2012

Shepherd University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will be host the lecture “Young, In School, and Full of Hope-Children and their schools in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa Rising” by Dr. Michael Gibbons, director of children’s rights and education programs at Wellspring Advisors, LLC, in Washington, D.C.

The lecture will be held on Monday, April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Robert. C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium.

Gibbons has worked in basic education, community development, and social justice since the mid-1970s in Asia, Africa, Latin America and low-income areas of the U.S. He specializes in basic and nonformal education, child rights, child development, adult learning processes, training of educators and organizational learning. He holds a Ph.D from the Fielding Institute in human and organizational development with a focus on organizational learning processes within educational programs. He is interested in the role learning plays in personal development and social transformation.

Gibbons teaches courses in international training, education and development at American University, George Washington University and the Monterey Institute for International Studies. He has served as associate director at Banyan Tree Foundation and country director and education advisor for Save the Children.

For more information, visit www.shepherd.edu/pkpweb.