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FMU Center of Excellence to hold Fall Colloquium, Oct. 18

            FLORENCE, S.C. – The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University will hold its Fall Colloquium, Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a speech by Yale University researcher Fay Brown.

            The speech will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Admission is free. Reservations are being accepted through the Center of Excellence at 843-669-3391, ext. 28, or by e-mail at Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

            The colloquium will feature a brief lecture followed by a discussion with attendees. The topic is “Teachers’ Interpretations of Student Behavior and the Influence of Those Interpretations on Student School Success.”

            Brown is an associate research scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale University and director of child adolescent development. She has written extensively on child development issues, the reading achievement of struggling elementary school students, and teachers’ interpretations of African-American students’ behavior. She holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and Howard University.

            The FMU School of Education was awarded a five-year grant that established on campus the Center of Excellence. The grant includes a component that supports staff development and in-service training for teachers in the Pee Dee region. Visit the center’s website at for more information.

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Last Published: January 3, 2007 3:01 PM
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