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Lecture to focus on multicultural teaching in early childhood classrooms

Mariana Souto-Manning, associate professor of education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will present the lecture “Multicultural Teaching Beginning in Early Childhood Classrooms” on Monday, Oct. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Clemson University.
Mariana Souto-Manning, associate professor of education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will present the lecture “Multicultural Teaching Beginning in Early Childhood Classrooms” on Monday, Oct. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Clemson University.

To be held at Clemson’s Hendrix Center, the evening will also include conversations with Souto-Manning about how to create and foster classrooms that support diversity, said event organizer Ysaaca Axelrod, assistant professor of early childhood education at Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education.

Among the items to be discussed will be practical tools and strategies for enacting a critical multicultural education framework in P-20 classrooms, Axelrod added.

A former preschool and primary grades teacher, Souto-Manning teaches courses related to early literacy and multicultural education and is author of the book Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Strategies, Tools, and Approaches, PreK-2nd Grade, newly released by Teachers College Press. She is also author of Freire, Teaching, and Learning: Culture Circles Across Contexts, co-author of Teachers Act Up!: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre, and co-editor of Sites of Possibility: Critical Dialogue Across Educational Settings.

The event is free and presented by Clemson’s Office of Diversity, Latino Task Force, and Eugene T. Moore School of Education. For more information, contact Axelrod at yaxelro@clemson.edu or (864) 656-5112.

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