Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Thomas Lickona Discusses the Prevention of Peer Cruelty
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 14:19

Lickona thumbManhattanville College School of Education is hosting a lecture by distinguished scholar and lecturer Dr. Thomas Lickona on Wednesday, November 28. Dr. Lickona will discuss "Preventing Peer Cruelty and Promoting Kindness: 20 Strategies."

"We are honored to have this distinguished educator present to the Manhattanville community," Shelley B. Wepner, Dean of the School of Education, said.

The Distinguished Lecture Series brings accomplished leaders in the field of education to Manhattanville College twice a year to discuss new policies and practices in the field of education and new ideas for teaching and learning. The purpose of the series is to provide professional development for teacher and leadership candidates.

This fall's lecture by Dr. Lickona will address the issue of bullying among children from kindergarten to high school, with a special focus on preventive measures.

The event will take place 4.30 p.m. in the West Room of Reid Hall.

Dr. Lickona is a developmental psychologist and Professor of Education at the State University of New York at Cortland. A past president of the Association for Moral Education, he speaks around the world on fostering moral values and character development.

His work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and he has appeared on "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live Radio," National Public Radio, and "Focus on the Family."

"Dr. Likona's work on fostering moral values and character development is very timely and immensely important because of the many challenges that K-12 schools are facing with bullying. Dr. Lickona will help our community to understand important strategies that can be used to prevent such bullying among K-12 students," Wepner said.