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Tobin Discusses Challenges of Educating Preschool Immigrant Children

When: Nov 09, 2009 from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Where: Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library, University Park Campus

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Joseph Tobin, the Nadine Mathis Basha Professor of Early Childhood Education at Arizona State University, will present a lecture titled “Listening to the Voices of Immigrant Parents in Early Childhood Education.” The event, free to the public, will be held Monday, Nov. 9, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium of Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus.

Tobin is leader of the Children Crossing Borders project, a study of approaches to working with the children of recent immigrants in preschools in five countries. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States are studying the perspectives of immigrant parents and staff members on what should happen in preschools serving children of recent immigrants. The research method is a version of the video-cued multivocal ethnographic approach that Tobin employed in his Preschool in Three Cultures studies.

Monday, November 9, 2009
4:30 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library
University Park Campus

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