Placemats or Tablecloths? How to Set the Table for a Feast of Cultural Values Through Understanding Individualism and Collectivism
How can Early Childhood Educators prepare and sustain the workforce to promote inclusiveness and social justice? In this dynamic and interactive workshop, research from nearly 25 years of the Bridging Cultures Project will illustrate how teachers built on the cultural strengths of their children and families. Come and collaborate with us, we would love to share our table with you.
Carrie Rothstein-Fisch, PhD
Carrie Rothstein-Fisch, PhD, is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University, Northridge. She Co-coordinates the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Rothstein-Fisch is a core researcher on the Bridging Cultures Project since 1996 with Dr. Patricia Greenfield (UCLA), Dr. Elise Trumbull (WestEd) and Dr. Blanca Quiroz (Southwest Educational and Development Lab). She has authored or co-authored five (5) books and dozens of scholarly articles on the ways teachers can build on students’ cultural strengths. In addition, Dr. Rothstein-Fisch is a consultant to the California Department of Education’s WestEd-based, Faculty Initiative Project.