Alverno graduate returns to campus to share success with empowerment

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Angela Dye, a graduate of Alverno College, returned to her alma mater recently to trumpet her book, "Empowerment Starts Here: Seven Principles to Empowering Urban Youth." Dye also shared concepts from her book with the faculty, members of the human relations council, student education association members and student teachers (pictured above with Dye, who is holding a copy of her book) in Alverno's Alumnae Hall, 3400 S. 43rd St. The book provides insight on how educators can increase the efficacy and achievement of urban youth, a population Dye has proudly worked with throughout her teaching career. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)

 

Since its founding in 1887, Alverno College has promoted the importance of empowerment. Recently Angela Dye returned to her alma mater to share her professional successes with empowerment.

Dye addressed all faculty, members of the human relations council, student education association members and student teachers, and share the concepts in her recently published book, “Empowerment Starts Here: Seven Principles to Empowering Urban Youth.”

The book provides insight on how educators can increase the efficacy and achievement of urban youth, a population Dye has proudly worked with throughout her teaching career. “Empowerment Starts Here” covers an experimental approach to social change within urban communities by way of seven distinct principles for student empowerment. They are Commitment, Innate Power, Personal Assets, Global Efficacy, Individual Responsibility, Sense of Self and Shared Accountability.

Throughout the book, Dye explains each of the principles, and offers real-life examples of them at work in the classroom.

I think the world right now is concentrated on how to increase student achievement, especially among students who are disenfranchised in learning. Sharing power with students is a way to build motivation and efficacy,” said Dye.

Desiree Pointer-Mace, the Associate Dean of Alverno College’s graduate program said the school was very much looking forward to the lecture with hopes that Dye would “help our candidates and our faculty continue to refine our commitment to serving urban students. That is a shared commitment that she has both from her time as a student and as an educator and leader,” she said.

Empowerment Starts Here: Seven Principles to Empowering Urban Youth” was published by Rowman & Littlefield Education and is available direct from the

publisher at www.rowmaneducation.com. It can also be purchased at Amazon.com.

About Angela Dye

Angela Dye prides herself on being a product of the urban environment and has a background that personally identifies with the at-risk learners she serves. As a teacher, administrator, and author, Angela has developed an Empowerment Model instructional framework that combats the psychosocial challenges that impedes academic success.

Dye is a native of Milwaukee and graduated from Milwaukee Public Schools. She was a Milwaukee educator (teacher/director) for over 10 years.

 


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