Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Join Us for Arcadia University’s School of Education Fall 2012 Colloquium

“Keeping the Promise of Early Childhood Education: Putting Into Practice What We Know”

Thursday, November 1
Reception: 5:15 p.m. | Colloquium: 5:45-8:15 p.m.

Commons Great Room, Glenside Campus
Education focused on teaching to the test, meeting mandated standards, and using narrowly defined prescriptive curricula does not support a young child’s all-around development. This colloquium will engage students, teachers, administrators, parents, researchers, community leaders, advocates, and policy makers in critical conversations to generate possibilities and recommendations for fostering all-around development in young children. Panelists from neuroscience, community advocacy, cultural studies and the political arena will share and discuss their insights and perspectives.

GUEST SPEAKER (invited):
The Honorable Edward Rendell,
45th Governor of Pennsylvania

Priscilla Jeter-Isles, Ed.D.,
Adjunct Professor, Arcadia University School of Education

PANELISTS (confirmed):

Shelly Yanoff, ’62, ’12H,
Executive Director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Donna Cooper,
Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and former Secretary of Policy and Planning for the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Michelle Fina, M.Ed.,
Director, YMCA Lower Bucks Childcare Center

Smita Mathur, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Arcadia University School of Education

Please RSVP by October 22 to Jo-Ann Psoras, or 215-572-2938.

Arcadia University School of Education
450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

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