Prof Tells How to Communicate With Kids

by Press Release--Rutgers-Camden | Feb 13, 2011
Prof Tells How to Communicate With Kids Want to capture the attention of a child in your household or classroom? A Rutgers¬–Camden researcher will share with parents and educators tips from the corporate world about listening to children during Rutgers¬–Camden’s Cappuccino Academy.

Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers–Camden will discuss “Communicating with Kids: Amazing, Sweet, Cool, Good Guidance from Research” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Barnes & Noble in Marlton. The author of the new book In a Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research (Oxford, 2011), Clark has also authored In Sickness and in Play: Children Coping with Chronic Illness (Rutgers University Press, 2003) and Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith: Children’s Myths in Contemporary America (The University of Chicago Press, 1995).

“In America the for-profit world is ahead of the policy world when it comes to listening to children. There is so much at stake, like our education system, if we don’t start really understanding children. Education hasn’t changed, but our kids’ world certainly has,” says Clark.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, Clark was formerly an associate professor of human development and family studies at Penn State. Before entering academia, Clark spent two decades as a qualitative research consultant. She teaches course in childhood studies and sociology at Rutgers–Camden.

Cappuccino Academy is a monthly series of free public lectures delivered by Rutgers–Camden faculty members at Barnes & Noble, located at 200 West Route 70 in Marlton.

For more information, call (856) 225-6627.

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