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Speaker Explores Issues of "Voice" and "Power"

Dr. Baljit Kaur
4/18/2006 —

Dr. Baljit Kaur of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is the featured speaker in Penn State York's Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) speakers' series that kicks-off on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the campus.   The free program, sponsored by Penn State York's Department of HDFS  and the Community University Partnership (CUP), is in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center and is open to the public.

Kaur will speak about Issues of "Voice" and "Power" in Family-School Relationships with Reference to Diversity.   Based on research in New Zealand, Kaur will focus on the complexity of the relationships among parents, teachers, and children, as these participants struggle for ways to prevail.  She will explore issues of power, voice, authority, and knowledge.

A senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury, Kaur teaches graduate and undergraduate courses.  Her current research projects include home school community partnerships: responses to class, cultural and linguistic diversity; the history of early childhood education in India; and Inside Discovery1:  a collaborative study of quality learning.   She holds a B.Ed.,M.A., M.Ed., and a Ph.D.

For additional information on the speaker, please visit http://www.educ.canterbury.ac.nz/people/kaur.shtml

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