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Craig H. Hart featured at Annual Cutler Lecture Oct. 21

Craig H. Hart, associate academic vice president for faculty at BYU and Zina Young Williams Card Professor in the School of Family Life in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, will be the speaker for the Annual Virginia Cutler Lecture this Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

His lecture titled “How Parents Matter in Promoting Children’s Social Competence” will be presented in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Hart researches parenting and family linkages with children’s social development and developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education. His work has been published in Child Development, Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. He has also published two books, Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Birth to Age Eight and Children on Playgrounds: Research Perspectives and Applications. His  collaborative research focuses on cultural influences, with studies conducted in Russia, Japan, Australia, China and parts of the United States.

The Virginia Cutler Lecture honors a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to a professional field having to do with the family.

Virginia Cutler was an example of service and dedication who affexted many lives. A former BYU faculty member, she created the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel, was a member of President Nixon’s Council on Consumer Affairs, served as a member of the Governor’s Committee on the Status of Women in Utah and was a consultant for the Job Corp.

For more information, contact Kim Reid, 801)422-1320, kim_reid@byu.edu.

Writer: Kim Reid

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