Bringing Cultural Context and Self-Identity into Education: Brian Lozenski at TEDxUMN
Brian Lozenski is a doctoral student in the Culture and Teaching program at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on youth participatory action research as an educational project that positions youth as agents of societal transformation. Prior to enrolling at the University of MN, he taught secondary math for eight years in public schools in Philadelphia, PA and St. Paul, MN. Brian has combined his work as an educator dedicated to social justice with his passion for community organizing and music. Brian is currently developing a youth research partnership between the U of M and a local non-profit.
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