02/16/2012 12:28 PM
BATON ROUGE – The New Leaders Council, or NLC, has selected LSU College of Education
graduate student Bruce Parker as a 2012 Fellow. The fellowship is given to 15 to 20
young progressive leaders in the state each year. The fellows participate in intensive
training sessions aimed at promoting personal and professional development including
messaging, fundraising, organizing political campaigns and career planning.
The mission of the NLC is to train and support the next generation of progressive
political entrepreneurs. NLC recruits emerging leaders from outside of traditional
power structures, engaging them on both local and national levels and equipping them
to be civic leaders – not only for elective office, but also in their communities
Parker is an LSU College of Education Ph.D. student in Curriculum Theory and Women’s
and Gender Studies. Parker has published in journals such as The English Journal,
Democracy in Education, Theory into Practice and Curriculum Inquiry about multiculturalism
and education. Parker served as an assistant editor for The Journal of Curriculum
Theorizing and the assistant conference chair for the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum
Theory and Classroom Practice.
For more information on NLC, visit http://www.newleaderscouncil.org/institute/fellows/2012/louisiana.
For more information on graduate studies in curriculum theory in the LSU College of Education, visit http://educ-calvin2.lsu.edu/~lsuctp/graduateprograms.htm.
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012