Webinar with Professor Beth Blue Swadener and Dr Lacey Peters
10.00am (NZST) Saturday April 6, 2024
This webinar will explore how teachers and leaders involved in early childhood education can authentically and meaningfully engage with children’s voices, perspectives and experiences, and utilise these voices in their teaching practice. It draws on the research of the two presenters who have long focused on bringing marginalized voices and the knowledge and values that historically have been excluded to the table, and on exploring the promise children, families, and diverse communities across the world can bring. Both Professor Beth Blue Swadener and Dr Lacey Peters remain deeply connected to practice, and the webinar will explore how ideas around social justice and children’s rights can influence and inform the day-to-day work of teachers.
Beth Blue Swadener is professor of justice studies and of Social and Cultural Pedagogy in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on internationally comparative social policy, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa, impacts of neoliberal policy on local communities, and children’s rights and voices. Dr Lacey Peters an assistant professor and graduate program co-coordinator for early childhood care and education at Hunter College, New York.
A recording of this webinar will be available after the session.