Participants will learn a useful framework for understanding cultural differences, and explore how different perspectives fit into this framework. They will practice techniques for resolving cultural conflicts, and leave with suggestions for approaching diversity issues in their programs.
Diane T. Goyette, M.A., CCHC, is a Child Development Specialist with over 30 years of early education experience, teaching children in public school, university laboratories, faith-based preschools and child care programs. She has taught adults as an adjunct professor and as owner of Early Childhood Specialties, she develops and presents training and provides consulting for early childhood professionals. She holds a master’s degree in Child Development and a Lifetime Texas Educator Certificate for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Diane presents sessions at national and international conferences and keynotes at local and regional conferences. She is especially passionate about the important role of relationships, fostering children’s social and emotional development, and helping teachers work with children who exhibit challenging behavior.
(Trainer Criteria (a.1,2,5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)