Exploring the Intersection of Education & Pop Culture

Dr. Jacqueline Bach Invited to Speak on National Panel at Teachers, Teaching & Media Conference


Dr. Jacqueline Bach, acting associate dean of assessment and accountability in the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) will travel to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Teachers, Teaching & Media Conference (TTMC) March 2-4. She will serve on the Author’s Panel on Friday, March 3, a spotlight session in which four authors with recently published volumes in the field of education and popular culture will provide a brief overview of their respective books then open the floor for conversation with the audience. She said she is excited to appear with scholars who are among the pioneers in this field.

“These are authors whom I consider experts in my own work. It’s an honor to be included among them as a panelist,” she said.

Dr. Bach, the Elena and Albert LeBlanc Associate Professor of English Education and Curriculum Theory in the School of Education (SOE), is the author of Reel Education: Documentaries, Biopics, and Reality Television. Reel Education is concerned with the concept of what is “real” about education in school films and television shows.

The three genres examined in the book, documentaries, biopics, and reality television, relate to the real, intersect with the real, claim to be real, or market themselves with the phrase “based on a real story.” Each section begins with an overview of the genre, a look at an exemplar from that genre, and then highlights how those films and television shows are being taught in universities.

Also on the author panel at TTMC are:

  • Mary M. Dalton, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; The Hollywood Curriculum:  Teachers in the Movies, 3rd Revised Edition
  • Laura R. Linder, Retired Media Studies Professor, Greensboro, NC; Teacher TV:  Sixty Years of Teachers on Television and Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies
  • Jeremy Stoddard, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Teaching History with Film:  Strategies for Secondary Social Studies and Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies

The TTMC intends to offer insights on the portrayal of education in the media and popular culture. Over three days of speeches, presentations and panels, the conference will offer interesting and informative series of sessions structured to give participants time to connect, continue conversations, and begin collaborations.

About SOE
The LSU School of Education (SOE) offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Research, and Counseling, including two completely online master’s programs. SOE offers a range of professional and academic degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. The School’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners, and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. SOE is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse