This practical resource is a comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children's play, social interaction, and friendships, language and literacy learning, as well as work with parents and families.
Daniel R. Meier is Associate Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University. He also serves, with Barbara Henderson, as co-editor of "Voices of Practitioners," an online teacher research feature of NAEYC's Young Children. His books include Learning in Small Moments, Scribble Scrabble, and The Young Child's Memory for Words. Barbara Henderson is also Associate Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University.