The Education of Gerald R. Ford

April 15, 2015

To celebrate 50 years of quality teacher preparation programs at Grand Valley State University, the College of Education is hosted a 4-part lecture/panel series that toke place throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. All events in the series focused on the theme of REFLECTIONS & PREDICTIONS as we explored the past and looked towards the future of education.

Susan Ford Bales and Dr. Hendrik Booraem explained what education was like for her parents, President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford. The lecture also discussed President Ford’s signing of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, which provided equal access to education for children with physical and mental disabilities.

Open Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lecture/panel from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

L. William Seidman Center
GVSU Pew Campus, Downtown Grand Rapids

This event was part of the College of Education’s 50th Anniversary Golden Lecture Series.