Dr. Tamar Jacobson to speak at 2014 Convocation Series event

Educator Dr. Tamar Jacobson will address the challenges of becoming culturally cognizant in the classroom as part of the 2014 Convocation Series of events with the theme, “Raising Cultural Awareness and Building Global Relations,” on April 24 at 7 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room G26.

Her presentation, “Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood,” provides a framework for the audience to confront how attitudes get in the way of anti-bias. The convocation event coincides with the Month of the Young Child, celebrating young children and the adults in their lives.

Dr. Jacobson, who is a professor of Early Childhood Education and chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Rider University in Lawrenceville N.J., will explore shortcomings, as well as stopping the perpetuation of negatives and clearing the way for the acceptance of diversity.

She was a recipient of the 2013 National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators’ Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award, participated on the Consulting Editors Panel for National Association for the Education of Young Children and is a former fellow in the Child Trauma Academy.

This event is free and open to students, faculty and the general public. Education majors and the Early Childhood community of Chautauqua County are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as those interested in multiculturalism and diversity.

Co-sponsors include the College of Education, the Early Childhood Education Club and the Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children.