This page collects the faculty research and creative activity of the Dept. of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education at Eastern Illinois University.

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Submissions from 2015

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Historical Thinking, Reading, and Writing about the World’s Newest Nation, South Sudan, John H. Bickford III and Molly Sigler Bickford

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Using History-Based Trade Books as Catalysts for Historical Writing, Speaking, and Listening in Elementary Curricula, John H. Bickford III, Dylan Dilley, and Valerie Metz

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Examining the Historical Representation of the Holocaust within Trade Books, John H. Bickford III, Lieren Schuette, and Cynthia w. Rich

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Muslim Immigrant Children in the United States: Practical Suggestions for Teachers, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Scrutinizing and Supplementing Children’s Trade Books about Child Labor, John H. Bickford III and Cynthia W. Rich

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Investigating Children’s Abilities to Count and Make Quantitative Comparisons, Joohi Lee and ShamAh Md-Yunus

Submissions from 2014

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Common Core, Informational Texts, and the Historical (Mis)Representations of Native Americans within Trade Books, John H. Bickford III and Lauren Hunt

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Historical Thinking and Common Core: Facilitating Adolescents’ Scrutiny of the Credibility of Slave Narratives, John H. Bickford III and Cynthia W. Rich

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Examining the Representation of Slavery within Children’s Literature, John H. Bickford III and Cynthia W. Rich

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Trade books’ Historical Representation of Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Helen Keller, John H. Bickford III and Cynthia W. Rich

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Do Students in Montessori Schools Perform Better on Achievement Tests? A Taiwanese Perspective, ShamAh Md-Yunus and Hsin-Hui Peng

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Teaching Strategies GOLD®: Assessment for Development and Learning of Young Children, ShamAh Md-Yunus

Submissions from 2013

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THE DIVERSITY DIALOGUE: RETHINKING PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES TO PROVIDE HOPE FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. and Samantha Cantu

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Cognitive Science: How Do Deep Approaches to Learning Promote Metacognitive Strategies to Enhance Integrated Learning?, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. and Daniel P. Harvey II

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Engaging Voices of Disconnected Learners in Urban Environments, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. and Agnes Virginia Williams

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[Malaysia] Early Education and Development in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges in Providing a Framework for a Multiethnic Society, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Examining Historical (Mis)Representations of Christopher Columbus within Children’s Literature, John H. Bickford

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Initiating Historical Thinking in Elementary Schools, John H. Bickford

Submissions from 2012

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Does Code Switching Work for Young Children? A Case Study of English Language Learners, ShamAh Md-Yunus, Geena Anselmo, and Mohogany Williams

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Identifying Cyberbullying, Connecting with Students: The Promising Possibilities of Teacher-Student Social Networking, Mark Schmitz, Molly Sigler Hoffman, and John H. Bickford

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Original Political Cartoon Methodology and Adaptations, John H. Bickford III

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Examining Spiraled Elementary Curricula on Columbus: A Case Study, Maegan Wilton and John H. Bickford III

Submissions from 2011

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Examining Original Political Cartoon Methodology: Concept Maps and Substitution Lists, John H. Bickford III

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Integration of a social skills training: a case study of children with low social skills, Dong Hwa Choi and ShamAh Md-Yunus

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A Comparative Analysis of Two Methods for Guiding Discussions Surrounding Controversial and Unresolved Topics, John H. Bickford III

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Students’ Original Political Cartoons as Teaching and Learning Tools, John H. Bickford III

Submissions from 2010

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Foreword, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.

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Getting Published: Inquiring Minds Want to Know, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. and Beverly Cruse

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Creating Quality Faculty Development Programs to Impact Teaching and Learning, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. and Krishna Thomas

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“Math is Hard,” Said Mrs. Ford; “Not for Me,” Said Mrs. Honda: Does Culture Matter in Teaching and Learning in Elementary Mathematics?, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Complicating Students’ Historical Thinking through Primary Source Reinvention, John H. Bickford III

Submissions from 2009

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An exploratory case study of young children’s interactive play behaviors with a non-English speaking child, Joohi Lee, Sham'ah Md-Yunus, Wonim Son, and Michelle "Mikki" Meadows

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Rice, rice, rice in the bin: Addressing culturally appropriate practice in early childhood classroom, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Promoting the Wholesome Professor: Building, Sustaining and Assessing Faculty, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. and Krishna Thomas

Submissions from 2008

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Immigrant Parents: How to Help Your Child Succeed in School, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Creativity & Inspiration: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Engaging Pre Service Teachers, Mildred M. Pearson Dr., Krishna Thomas, and Beverly J. Cruse

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Voices of Hope, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.

Submissions from 2007

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How Parents Can Encourage Creativity in Children, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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A Time for Deeper Dialogue: Mentoring, Modeling, and Growing Your Own, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.

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Reconstructing Culture and Identity in Academy: Asian Female Scholar Theorizing Her Experiences, ShamAh Md-Yunus

Submissions from 2005

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CHILDCARE PRACTICES IN THREE ASIAN COUNTRIES, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Childcare Practices in Three Asian Countries, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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Self-Efficacy & Technology: Teaching and Learning Using a Handheld Computer, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.

Submissions from 2004

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If Not You, Who? Preparing All Teachers for All Learners, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.