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 2019

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Preparing the Teacher Educator: Negotiating the Tensions of Teacher Educator Preparation Within the Research Institution, Laura Hebert, Lindsayanne Insana, Alexis Jones, and Meghan Kessler

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Parallel Oppressions:Culturally-Enforced Limitations on the Individual’s Humanity, Alexis Jones

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Responsive Teaching: A Narrative Analysis of Three Teachers’ Process and Practice, Alexis Jones

Submissions from 2017

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The Curriculum Development of Experienced Teachers who are Inexperienced with History-Based Pedagogy, John Bickford

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Using Disciplinary Literacy to Fill the Historical Gaps in Trade Books, John Bickford and Cynthia Rich

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African American Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs about Ethnic and Racial Diversity at a Predominantly White Public University in the Mid-West, James Ochwa-Echel and Krishna Thomas

Multisensory Learning: A Sensory Approach to Learning Across Grade Levels, Amy Davis

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The Curriculum Development of Experienced Teachers who are Inexperienced with History-Based Pedagogy.pdf, John Bickford

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The representations of LGBTQ themes and individuals in non-fiction young adult literature, John Bickford

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historical representation within children’s and young adult literature, John Bickford and Megan Lindsay

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The Pygmalion Effect of the Filial Piety on Immigrant Children: The Influence on Asian American Students, ShamAh Md-Yunus, Mei-Ling Li, Frank Mullins, and Rose Gong

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Development of Well-Being in Children Raised by Grandparents, ShamAh Md-Yunus

Submissions from 2016

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Integrating Creative, Critical, and Historical Thinking through Close Reading, Document- Based Writing, and Original Political Cartooning, John Bickford

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Trade Books’ Historical Representation of Anne Sullivan Macy, The Miracle Worker, John Bickford

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Trade Books’ Historical Representation of Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the World, John Bickford

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Trouble with the edTPA: Lessons Learned from a Narrative Self-Study, Stephanie Cronenberg, Dorian Harrison, Stacey Korson, Alexis Jones, Natasha Murray-Everett, Michael Parrish, and Marilyn Johnston-Parsons

Finding nonfiction that can inspire and motivate children, Amy Davis

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Private Universities in Uganda: Issues and Challenges, James Ochwa-Echel

Submissions from 2015

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

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History Literacy and Visual Informational Texts: Scrutinizing Photographs Beyond their Borders, John Bickford and Molly Bickford

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Historical Writing, Speaking, and Listening using Informational Texts in Elementary Curricula, John Bickford, Dylan Dilley, and Valerie Metz

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

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

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The Historical Representation of Thanksgiving Within Primary- and Intermediate-Level Children's Literature, John Bickford and Cynthia Rich

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

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Understanding Immigrant Children from Muslim Backgrounds: Issues and Challenges, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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

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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

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Assessing and Addressing Historical Misrepresentations within Children’s Literature about the Civil Rights Movement, John Bickford

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Evoking Students’ Curiosity and Complicating Their Historical Thinking through Manageable, Engaging Confusion, John Bickford and Molly Bickford

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

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

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

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Trade books’ Historical Representation of Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Helen Keller, John Bickford and Cynthia 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

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

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Initiating Historical Thinking in Elementary Schools, John Bickford

Original Political Cartoons: Authentic Instruction and Assessment, John Bickford

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

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

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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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Engaging Voices of Disconnected Learners in Urban Environments, Mildred Pearson and Agnes 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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[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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Neoliberalism and University Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, James Ochwa-Echel

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Initiating Historical Thinking in Elementary Schools, John H. Bickford

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Let's Do Teaching: Promoting Advisory to Enhance Personal and Academic Development, Mildred Pearson

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Rethinking the Ideas of Pan-Africanism and African Unity: A Theoretical Perspective of Kwame Nkrumah’s Leadership Traits and Decision Making, Felix Kumah-Abiwu and James Ochwa-Echel

Submissions from 2012

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Original Political Cartoon Methodology and Adaptations, John Bickford

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She is my language broker: How does cultural capital benefit Asian immigrant children in the United States, ShamAh Md-Yunus

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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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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 Hoffman, and John Bickford

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

Adolescent Masculinity and Media, John Bickford

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Historicizing Christopher Columbus for Elementary and Secondary Students, John Bickford and Maegan Wilton

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

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

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

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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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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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Exploring the Gender Gap in Computer Science Education in Uganda, James Ochwa-Echel

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Integrating Technology Among Pre-service Teachers to Promote Reflections and Make Connections, Mildred Pearson and Daniel Harvey

Body Image Museum Tour: Lesson Plan Idea, Scott Ronspies

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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

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Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Coeducational and Same-Sex Physical Education, Scott Ronspies

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Who wants to be a Physical Education Teacher? A Case Study of a Non-traditional Undergraduate Student in a Physical Education Teacher Education Program, Scott Ronspies

Submissions from 2010

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

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Erratum to An exploratory case study of young children's interactive play behaviours with a non-English speaking child (Child Development and Care, (2009), 179, (8), (1055-1066)), Joohi Lee, Sham'ah Md-Yunus, Wonim Son, and Michelle Meadows

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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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Foreword, Mildred Pearson

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

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

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The relationship between physical activity and health-related physical fitness levels in Caucasian and Hispanic middle school boys and girls, Scott Ronspies

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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

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Uncomplicated Technologies and Erstwhile Aids: How PowerPoint, the Internet, and Political Cartoons can Elicit Engagement and Challenge Thinking in New Ways, John Bickford

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 Meadows