Curriculum interventions, action research, professional development, and support for beginning teachers are among the important research areas explored in this textbook. This book will make classroom discussion come alive and inform classroom practice through case studies, examples, and suggested projects.
Julie D. Rainer is an associate professor in Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University and currently coordinates the Educational Specialist Program. Her research interests include teacher development and constructivist theory. Edith M. Guyton is professor and chair of the Early Childhood Department at Georgia State University and an editor of the Association of Teacher Educators Yearbook of Research on Teacher Education. Her most recent articles, published in various teacher education journals, have focused on constructivist teacher education. University-based teacher induction programs also have been an area of development and research.