Kathleen (Kate) Gallagher, Ph.D. is the Williams Endowed Community Chair for Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Dr. Gallagher is an educational psychologist and early childhood professional, with many years experience teaching and leading early childhood programs. She designs and evaluates approaches that promote the development and wellbeing of young children, families, and early childhood professionals – particularly in the contexts of poverty, disability and cultural diversity. Dr. Gallagher has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and educational products on children’s early language and literacy, social-emotional development and early intervention. Her passion and ability to communicate and elevate the importance of high quality early care and education are manifest in her TEDxUNC talk, “The Healthy Child: Assembly Required.”
Storybooks for Revolution: Using Children’s Literature to Lead Children’s Understanding of Social Justice (ALSC Virtual Institute Archive)—GROUP RATE
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Story reading and picture books have always served as a means for adults to educate children about sociocultural norms and expectations. In an increasingly diverse society with growing economic and social disparities, it is important to use high quality children’s literature to support children’s learning of empathy, compassion, cultural competence and social justice. This institute webinar will focus on how children benefit from opportunities to learn about real societal challenges via literature that considers and respects their developmental capacities and understandings.
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