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Blending Developmental and Literacy Theory: An Historical Overview (with R. Falconer), Envisioning Literacy Education as a Developmental Science: Frameworks, Theories, Models, and Methodological Rationales (2010)
No Child Left Behind: Giving Voice to Teachers of Young Children (with G. Carlston), Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies (2009)
No Child left Behind (NCLB), now being considered for reauthorization, may be one of the...
Foundations and Change in Early Childhood Education (with R. Falconer), TEaL Faculty Publications (2008)
Originally published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Advocating for Young Children: A Preservice Teacher Education Project, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (2006)
As experts on the nature and needs of young children, early childhood educators are in...
An Interactive Model to Foster Family Literacy (with L. Burningham), Young Children (2005)
High-Stakes to Low Stakes, On the Frontline: Advocating Effectively for Your Classroom, Your School, Your Profession (2005)
Kindergarten Teachers' Considerations when Setting Instructional Priorities (with J. Baker), Teacher Development (2005)
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to obtain an in-depth understanding of kindergarten teachers'...
Using Picture Books as a Vehicle to Teach Young Children about Social Justice (with B. Sorenson and J. Brodrick), Social Studies and the Young Learner (2005)
Most teachers and administrators have witnessed children using a derogatory reference to a group of...
Building the University/Public School Partnership: A Workshop for Mentor Teachers (with K. D. Hager and K. Klein), The Teacher Educator (2003)
Strong teacher education programs acknowledge the importance of a partnership between teacher education and public...
Implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practices in a Developmentally Inappropriate Climate: Assessment Practices in Kindergarten (with R. Falconer and Cami Kessnick), Dimensions of Early Childhood (2003)
An Evaluation of Family Literacy Bags as a Vehicle for Parent Involvement (with D. C. Burts), Early Child Development and Care (2002)
Early childhood scholars concur that books and interactive reading between adults and children strongly support...
Using Family LiteracyBbags to Enhance Parental Involvement (with D. C. Burts), Dimensions of Early Childhood (2002)
Engaging Teacher Education Students in an Authentic Parent Education Project (with D. C. Burts), Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (2001)
Family Literacy Bags: A Vehicle for Parent Involvement, Journal of Early Education and Family Review (2001)
Socio-Dramatic Play as a Vehicle for Curriculum Integration in First Grade (with J. Cooper), Young Children (2001)
Standardized Entrance Assessment in Kindergarten: A Qualitative Analysis of the Experiences of Teachers, Administrators, and Parents (with J. J. Barta), Journal of Research in Childhood Education (2001)
Teaching ABOUT Religion in the Public Schools (with M. L. Whitaker and D. A. Byrnes), The Social Studies (2001)
A Qualitative Analysis of an Intensive Mentor-Apprentice Collaboration: MAC (with F. F. Johnson and D. E. Hobbs), Journal of Research and Development in Education (2000)
Examined the evolution of a formal mentoring program, Mentor-Apprentice Collaboration, over 1 year, describing...
Holiday Curriculum: Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices of Teachers (with D. A. Byrnes), Researcher (2000)
Project Boxes: A Curriculum Development Innovation for Achieving Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Primary Grades (with J. J. Barta and R. Falconer), The NALS Journal (1999)
The Evolution of a Teacher: A Two-Year Case Study (with D. E. Hobbs), Teacher Development (1998)
This article describes the results of a 2-year case study that focuses on a teacher,...
The Learning Spiral: Taking the Lead from How Children Learn (with D. E. Hobbs), Childhood Education (1998)
Describes use of the Learning Spiral and its stages--engage, investigate, share, and assess--to create a...
Children's Play and Interaction with Objects (with P. M. Wishon), Early Childhood Connections (1997)
Giving Thanks: Curricular Opportunities for Expanding Young Children's Cultural Awareness (with J. Barta), Social Studies and the Young Learner (1997)
Remember to Include Art and Crafts in your Integrated Curriculum (with E. R. Jared), Young Children (1996)
Discusses ways that arts and crafts can be integrated into content learning activities. Describes activities...
A Curriculum Planning Tool: The Learning Spiral (with D. E. Hobbs and M. Tadlock), Transescense (1995)
Play as a Context for Literacy Learning: A Qualitative Analysis (with P. M. Wishon), Early Child Development and Care (1995)
This study took what we know about the benefit of socio-dramatic play to the literacy...