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July 1st, 2009
Texas State professor serves as Yale visiting scholar

STAFF REPORT

Texas State education professor Kathleen Fite has accepted an invitation to serve as a visiting scholar at the Gesell Institute of Human Development.

Based in New Haven, CT, Gesell is an independent non-profit organization that focuses on the support and education of teachers and parents worldwide. The institution is named after Dr. Arnold Gesell, founding director of Yale University Child Study Center. His work documented infant and child growth and development through cinematography in the first half of the twentieth century.

Fite teaches doctoral level classes at Texas State in the educational administration and psychological services departments, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum and instruction. She was awarded developmental leave by Texas State to work at Gesell.

Fite will study the context of academic pressures on young children and negative implications of the No Child Left Behind Act, as it pertains to Gesell’s work. She also will be instrumental in planning and implementing a national event in honor of the Gesell Institute’s 60th anniversary to be held on October 15, 2010 at Yale.

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