The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's Education Forum is a multi-day event held annually.
Education has been the focus of the Dallas Institute's work since its creation in 1980, and its distinctive and award-winning Teachers Academy and Principals Institutes are its most enduring and far-reaching programs. Conceived and created by Dr. Louise Cowan in collaboration with her husband, the late Dr. Donald Cowan, the Teachers Academy and the Principals Institute were founded on the premise that has recently gained currency in our popular culture--that teachers matter. The Teachers Academy and Principals Institutes have always called from educators their strongest dedication and from the public, its highest respect for the teaching profession. Together, the programs seek to revive the heart of learning in every teacher so that he or she can inspire students to achieve their own academic success.
The purpose of the Education Forum is to highlight and explore an issue in education that is of critical concern to the nation and to our city and is achieved through lectures, panels, and book discussions. Each year, this issue forms the question around which the events of the Education Forum revolve.