PEN Distinguished Lecture Series

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience was created in association with the Foundations Proseminar course for graduate students in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program. Since its inception, the series has grown!

The lecture series focuses on the intersection of the Science of Learning (learning across the lifespan) and Educational Neuroscience (learning across early life). Scientists and researchers who are pioneers in the fields of Cognitive-Educational Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development come to Gallaudet University's campus to talk about their research.

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All lectures are open to the public and are video recorded for online distribution.

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Child First: Bringing Upon Quality Education of the Deaf for Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, 08 November 2012

The lack of convergence between word and action; research and practice; and perception and reality has long plagued the deaf child’s prospects for a quality, humane education and whole person development. Although the original intent of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is timeless, things have evolved over time to today’s increasingly “one size fits all” approach which has been detrimental for the low incidence population of deaf children. Via the Child First campaign, CEASD and NAD are calling for a return to the original principle of the federal law. Dr. Stern will discuss socio-political, bio-ecological and educational themes to bring upon critical reform on behalf of today and tomorrow’s deaf children.