Research Leadership Learning Podcast
Welcome to the Research Leadership Learning Podcast from Dowling College's Research Leadership Learning Center.
On this podcast we explore many fields of knowledge related to leadership in social agencies, bringing you conversations with teachers, principals, superintendents and others working in and around the Long Island region, including Dowling faculty and Dowling doctoral candidates. By sharing research and knowledge from the field, we hope to develop a profound human awareness among leaders of social agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.
Early Childhood Education
Dr. Sandra Loughran
Shownotes with related links:In today's episode, Dr. Rich Bernato speaks with Dr. Sandra Loughran, Associate Professor of Human Development and Learning at Dowling. The topic is early childhood education and pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs, including universal pre-kindergarten (UPK). Dr. Loughran draws on her years of experience working in the pre-k environment and running private programs to discuss what is needed to make a good pre-k program run. She talks about the skills and knowledge the teachers need (a good liberal arts background being one) as well as how pre-K teachers could benefit from the type of training given to social workers. The conversation also covers the importance of communicating with parents and ways to assess pre-K programs.
Hart, B. & Risley, T. R. (2003). The early catastrophe: The 30 million word gap. American Educator 27 (1), 4-9.
NEA policy brief: Early Childhood Education and School Readiness (PDF)
Recent (2006-2009) journal articles on Preschool Education from the ERIC database.
UPK from NYSED
Dr. Loughran's publications