Judson College Professors Part of Childhood Education Global Summitcomment (0)
June 7, 2012
Judson College education professors Gwenyth McCorquodale and Lesley Sheek (in absentia) and English professor Chris Hokanson presented their research project at the Association for Childhood Education International’s (ACEI) Global Summit on Childhood in Washington, March 28–31.
The project was titled “The Secret Garden at 100: Its Enduring Legacy.”
The ACEI welcomed delegates from more than 70 countries to the first-established global summit to examine the challenges facing children and to explore ways to address them.
The Judson team collaborated to design instructional learning opportunities for students in primary through college classrooms that focused on how Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel, which celebrated its centenary in 2011, continues to speak to the trials and experiences of childhood.
McCorquodale taught the novel every year to her third-grade students before coming to Judson.
The summit reviewed such diverse issues as the commercialization of childhood, child trafficking, the genetic manipulation of human life and the philosophical meaning of childhood itself.