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Biases and stereotypes in children's books topic of Feb. 7 workshop

February 4, 2013

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a workshop titled "Bias is a 4 Letter Word: Assessing Stereotypes in Children's Books" as part of the Interdisciplinary Conversations Guest Speaker Series from 4-5:15 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Ojibwe Room of Davies Center.

Dr. Lisa Poupart, associate professor of humanistic, first nation and women's studies at
UW-Green Bay, will lead an interactive workshop to help participants identify stereotypes and biases imbedded in children's books. This event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will learn how to identify stereotypes and biases, particularly regarding American Indians, and will leave with a set of skills for assessing educational materials in their own classrooms.

The series is sponsored by a number of UW-Eau Claire programs and offices, including the Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Affirmative Action office, College of Education and Human Sciences, Teacher Education DIN program and department of Education Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Incho Lee, assistant professor of education studies, at or 715-836-3100.



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