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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education brings you an exclusive profile with Dr. Patricia Edwards, the new incoming president of IRA.

Incoming IRA President Aims to Prepare Literacy Teachers to Instruct Diverse Classrooms
by Cassie Chew

As a teenager in Albany, Ga., Patricia A. Edwards took the lead in teaching the younger kids in her community to read. When boys came to her fatherís barbershop for haircuts she told them, ďIf you donít let me teach you the alphabet, Iíll tell my daddy to give you a baldy.Ē Click here to read more!     

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