Harriet K. Cuffaro, Ed.D., a leader in the field of early childhood progressive education, will speak on educational standards in a democratic society at Sarah Lawerence College on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. The lecture, sponsored by the College's Child Development Institute, is free and open to the public. For more information and reservations please call (914) 395-2412.
Cuffaro is recognized nationally for her insights into education. Her academic interests include teacher training, research on teaching, curriculum development and evaluation, classroom observation, block building, and creating democratic communities in schools.
Cuffaro received her doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught as a member of the graduate faculty at the Bank Street College of Education for 30 years. Among her numerous published writings is Experimenting with the World: John Dewey and the Early Classroom (1995).
The lecture is part of The Child Development Institute's Empowering Teachers Program, established in 1989 as a forum for professional development and support for teachers, administrators and other professionals working with children in early childhood and public elementary school settings.