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Apr 19

The Niemeyer Series featuring Dr. Sharon Ryan

Event Description

Dr. Sharon Ryan will speak on...

Progressive Pedagogies and Public Policy: Reasserting Bank Street's Research Presence in Debates about How Best to Use Early Childhood Education to Address Inequities 


5:30 PM: Seating
6:00 PM: Program followed by audience Q&A
7:30 PM: Reception and Refreshments 

Sharon Ryan is Director of the Straus Center for Young Children and Families at Bank Street College of Education. Prior to joining Bank Street, she was Professor of Early Childhood Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Ryan has worked in the early childhood field as a preschool teacher, consultant, program leader, curriculum advisor, and special educator. As a researcher, Dr Ryan uses a range of qualitative and mixed methods designs to research early childhood teacher education and professional development, curriculum, policy enactment, and the potential of critical theories for rethinking early childhood practices. She has published a number of articles, book chapters, and reports in these areas.

The Straus Center for Young Children and Families at Bank Street College of Education was founded to advance research and policy in the realm of early childhood development and learning from birth to age eight. The Center produces and disseminates new scholarship to influence the field of early childhood care and educational practice, and address key challenges in the field by fostering and supporting intensive, ongoing efforts to realize the promise of every young child.

The John H. Niemeyer Series comprises lectures and symposia focused on urgent matters of educational interest. The Series is dedicated to the memory of John H. Niemeyer for his leadership in helping Bank Street College to become a national voice for children beyond practice and into policy.

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