Disputed narratives and contested conversations: Bruner’s influence on the study of language development

Jerome Bruner made a profound contribution to our understanding of the process of education and to the development of curriculum theory. With his death last year at age 100, we celebrate Bruner’s contribution to education and to research in Oxford’s Department of Education where he led an ESRC early years research programme in 1974-1978.

The memorial lecture will be given by Catherine Snow, Albjerg Graham Professor of Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Professor Snow is an expert on language and literacy, focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and relate to literacy. Professor Snow’s work is a compelling example of how to bridge the theory-practice gap in ways that inform both sides of the divide.