- Joanna Englehardt
Joanna Englehardt is a doctoral candidate and assistant instructor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education at The University of Texas at Austin. As a former preschool director her professional and research interests center on promoting teacher retention through the use of ongoing center-based inquiry professional development that provides teachers agency in their learning and critical reflection of their teaching practices.
Christopher P Brown (Supervisor)
Impact of policymakers' high stakes reforms on teachers; early learning standards; pre-kindergarten assessment and alignment with elementary school; teacher education; curriculum development; the changed kindergarten
Fikile Nxumalo (Committee Member)
environmental early childhood education, inquiry-based curriculum, decolonial pedagogies for young children, participatory action research in early childhood teacher education
Jennifer K Adair (Committee Member)
Immigration and early childhood education; Agency and young children; Global, comparative early childhood; Early childhood teacher education; Racial identities and young children; Impact of educational ethnography on teacher education and educational policy
Cinthia S Salinas (Committee Member)
Dr. Salinas examines the experiences of Latina/o teachers and their students in elementary and secondary social studies classrooms. Her focus on critical historical inquiry and critical geography considers how the civic identities, agency and membership of Latinas/os are included in the teaching of the social studies. Dr. Salinas attention upon elementary bilingual students and their teachers as well as secondary late arrival immigrant students and their teachers emphasizes the importance of historical positionality, historical funds...