Language Development and Parent-Child Interactions


Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 11:00am to 12:15pm

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12pm Brasilia time

Speakers: Meredith Rowe, Saul Zaentz Professor of Early Learning and Development Harvard Graduate School of Education; Flavio Cunha. Ervin Kenneth Zigler Professor of Economics, Rice University

Moderator: Mariana Luz, CEO, Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation

Harvard-Brazil Dialogue Online: Language Development and Parent-Child Interactions is a conversation between experts in child development and economics about the implications of parent involvement on a child's academic achievement, language abilities, and later success in life.

Meredith Rowe is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). She leads a research program on understanding the role of parent and family factors in children's early language and literacy development. She is particularly interested in uncovering how variations in children's early communicative environments contribute to language development and in applying this knowledge to the development of intervention strategies for low-income families.

Flavio Cunha is a Professor of Economics at Rice University. His areas of expertise are labor economics with special emphasis on human capital formation. Professor Cunha's most recent research program focuses on the causes and consequences of inequality and poverty, especially the quantification of degree to which labor income inequality is the result of the preexisting heterogeneity present across workers before they enter the labor market versus how much is due to labor market shocks.

Mariana Luz is the CEO of the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation. She has won numerous prestigious awards including being name a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Before her work at the foundation she was the Presiden of the Braer Foundation and the Superintendent Director of the Braer Institute. She has worked also worked in the academic field as a Professor of International Relations at FAAP, Candido Mendes and City University.

Presented in collaboration with Insper, Center on the Developing Child, Nucleo Ciencia Pela Infançia, Maria Souto Vidigal Foundation.

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