Network Studies

Start Date September 2016 End Date December 2018

Contributing Institutions

National Center for Children and Poverty and the Center on Culture, Race, & Equity at Bank Street College of Education

Description

Examinaton of what center and public school instructional leaders do to support teaching staff and foster high-quality instruction in UPK classrooms.

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Researchers

Faith Lamb Parker, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, IPR; Center on Culture, Race, & Equity, Bank Street College of Education

Sheila Smith, Ph.D., Director, Early Childhood National Center for Children in Poverty 

Veronica Benevides, Ed.D., Center on Culture, Race, & Equity, Bank Street College of Education

Start Date January 2016 End Date February 2019

Contributing Institutions

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Description

Analysis of the recruitment, retention, mentoring, and professional development efforts that support ECE male educators to optimize instructional classroom practices.

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Researchers

Jean Yves Plaisir, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Kirsten Cole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Mindi Reich-Shapiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Start Date October 2017 End Date December 2019

Contributing Institutions

City College of New York

Teachers College, Columbia University

Description

Identification of teaching practices, classroom environments, family involvement practices, and organizational structures and policies that are responsive to and sustaining for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (non-dominant) backgrounds.

Researchers

Beverly Falk, Ed.D., Professor/Director, Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education; Affiliate Faculty, CUNY Graduate Center; School of Education

Mariana Souto-Manning, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Teaching; Director, Quality Universally Inclusive Early Responsive Education (QUIERE)

Start Date January 2017 End Date February 2020

Contributing Institutions

Fordham University

Description

Examination of teaching staff characteristics, professional development, and instructional practices and supports provided in classrooms serving varying concentrations (by number and language spoken) of dual language learners in UPK.

Researchers

Tiedan Huang, Ed.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy Program, Graduate School of Education

Virginia Roach, Ed.D., Dean, Graduate School of Education

Chun Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Curriculum and Teaching Program, Graduate School of Education

Start Date September 2016 End Date December 2019

Contributing Institutions

National Institution of Early Education Research at Rutgers University

Description

The identification of the professionals within the current coaching/PDI workforce system who are working within UPK programs; examine how these support professionals use their time; and explore how they perceive their roles as influencers of early care and education practice.

Researchers

Sharon Ryan, Ed.D., Senior Research Fellow, NIEER; Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Learning and Teaching at Rutgers University.

Steve Barnett, Ph.D., Board of Governors Professor, and Senior Co-director and Founder, NIEER at Rutgers University 

Start Date January 2017 End Date September 2019

Contributing Institutions

Hunter College at the City University of New York 

Description

Investigation of the ways in which teaching staff involved in curricula planning find and use formative child assessment tools tied to specific curricula to support their pedagogical decision-making in daily practice and curricula implementation.

Researchers

Sherryl Browne Graves, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological Foundations; Acting Senior Associate Dean, School of Education

Lacey Peters, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Start Date September 2016 End Date November 2019

Contributing Institutions

Institute for Human Development and Social Change, NYU Steinhardt College of Education 

Description

Study the distribution of teachers with different levels of qualifications across UPK classrooms and examine ways that administrators and teachers understand and use data about classroom quality to inform professional development and classroom practice.

Researchers

LaRue Allen, Ph.D., Raymond and Rosalee Weiss Professor of Applied Psychology, Chair, Department of Applied Psychology; Director, Child and Family Policy Center

Elise Cappella, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied Psychology; Interim Deputy Director, Institute of Human Development and Social Change; Co-Director, IES Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellowship

Pamela Morris, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Psychology; Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs; NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Cybele Raver, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Academic Analytics and Graduate Academic Affairs, Professor of Applied Psychology

Start Date September 2016 End Date September 2018

Contributing Institutions

National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University

Description

Comparison of teacher characteristics, professional development supports, instructional approaches, and program structures across UPK settings, governance structures, and communities.

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Researchers

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Center for Children and Families; Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Lynn Kagan, Ed.D., Co-Director, National Center for Children and Families; Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy; Director, Office Policy and Research; Professor of Early Childhood Policy; Associate Dean of Policy

Jeanne Reid, Ed.D., Research Scientist, National Center for Children and Families

Start Date October 2018 End Date March 2020

Contributing Institutions

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Description

Exploration of undergraduate ECE programs to identify depth of infant/toddler course content and fieldwork and examine effectiveness of the infant/toddler teacher pipeline.

Researchers

Jennifer Gilken, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Jennifer Longley, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Jillian Crosby, M.S.Ed., Instructor of Early Childhood Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Start Date November 2018 End Date March 2020

Contributing Institutions

National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University

Description

Examination of the implementation of policies to promote quality in programs for infants and toddlers in New York City.

Researchers

Jeanne L. Reid, Ed.D.; Research Scientist, National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University

Sharon Lynn Kagan, Ed.D.; Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor and Co-Director, National Center for Children and Families,  Teachers College, Columbia University

Samantha Melvin, M.A.; National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D.; Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor and Co-Director, National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University

Start Date March 2019 End Date March 2020

Contributing Institutions

Brooklyn College School of Education 

Description

Exploration of Infant-Toddler educators’ knowledge, beliefs, practices and experiences with Early Intervention to understand of how caregivers in infant-toddler settings view variation in children’s development, engage families, and perceive barriers to access in early intervention (EI) services.

Researchers

Karen E. McFadden, PhD, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education and Art Education Department, School of Education

Jacqueline D. Shannon, PhD., Associate Professor and Chair, Early Childhood Education and Art Education Department, School of Education 

 

 

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