Education Faculties of Texas Baptist Schools to Meet April 4-5

April 2, 1997

WACO, Texas -- More than 70 education faculty members, representing 100 percent of the education faculties from Baptist colleges and universities in Texas, will attend a conference Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, on the Baylor University campus.

Baylor's School of Education will host all eight Texas Baptist schools and Oklahoma Baptist University in a conference for education faculty members.

"The purpose of the conference will be for the education faculty members to examine two major themes that impact the preparation of future teachers in Texas," said Dr. James L. Williamson, The Fred Hale Professor of Education and acting dean of Baylor's School of Education. "The first is how educators can use emerging technologies to better prepare future teachers, and the second is to examine the relationship between faith and learning."

In the opening session from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, Dr. Wallace Davis, president of Wayland Baptist University, will speak about "The Relationship of Faith and Learning."

Dr. Eddyth Worley, internationally known expert in distance learning and consultant for Nortel Inc., in Washington D.C., will be the featured speaker from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday in Room 139 of the Draper Academic Building. Worley will talk about "Education and Technology."

Dr. Don Newberry, president of Howard Payne University, will speak during dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Brazos Club. Newberry will speak about "Education, We're in it for Life."

The eight Texas Baptist schools include Baylor, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Houston Baptist University, Howard Payne University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wayland Baptist University.

For more information, contact Williamson at (817) 755-3111.

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