Celia GenishiBeware "the invasion of the academic" in preschools, warns TC's Celia Genishi in this week's installment of TC's "Mini Moments with Big Thinkers." Genishi says that unstructured play is a universal cultural activity that opens intellectual possibilities in all directions.
Celia Genishi, Professor of Education and Co-Coordinator of the Program in Early Childhood Education inTC’s Department of Curriculum & Teaching, is an authority on early childhood education, language in the classroom, qualitative research and childhood bilingualism. She is the author of Ways of Assessing Children and Curriculum: Stories of Early Childhood Practice (Teachers College Press), The Need for Story: Cultural Diversity in Classroom and Community (National Council of Teachers of English), Children, Language and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times (with Anne Haas Dyson; Teachers College Press); and On The Case: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research (with Anne Haas Dyson; Teachers College Press). In 2012, the American Educational Research Association honored Genishi with its Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award, Division G Mentoring Award, and Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education Distinguished Career Contribution Award. Genishi also is a past recipient of the Advocate for Justice Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
To learn more about Celia Genishi, read:
- Racing to the Top: Who’s Accounting for the Children? (www.tc.edu)
- When Kindergarten Is No Longer Child's Play (www.tc.edu)
- Anthropology in the Classroom (www.tc.edu)