Dr. Liu-Constant is interim director of the early childhood programs.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Teaching and learning in cultural context; documentation and teacher research; integrated early childhood curriculum
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Early childhood
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Constructing the Equitable Classroom: From Theory to Practice Observation, Documentation, and Assessment Learning Mathematics in Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood: Science and Health
Education: BS, National Taiwan University; MA, Tufts University; PhD, Tufts University
Dr. Liu-Constant is an experienced early childhood educator, who has taught children ages 3 to 8 in Taiwan and the United States. Trained as a cultural researcher at Tufts University, she practices anti-bias education and strives to introduce multi-cultural perspectives to young children as well as graduate students. She is inspired by the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy, and experienced documentation as a powerful tool for understanding children’s learning and development, for teacher research and reflection, and for building connections with families and the community. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.Her bicultural experience has deepened her understanding of cultural impact on a personal level, and has helped her facilitate professional connections between educators in the United States, Taiwan, and China.
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