ERIC Number: ED470907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Invisible Mentor: Communication Theory and Lilian Katz.
Peterson, Karen L.
This paper describes the influence of Lilian G. Katz on the dissemination of knowledge in early childhood education. Communication theory, women's learning, and the role of the "invisible mentor" are presented as a model for understanding the impact of Katz's perspectives on the profession. The paper considers two major elements in presenting this model: (1) communication, which involves both information distribution and query/examination and requires dissemination; and (2) gender and culture, which influence how communication is "absorbed." (Author)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Gender Issues, Influences, Information Dissemination, Mentors, Models, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education
For full text: http://ericeece.org/pubs/books/katzsym/peterson.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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