ENHP’s Joan Pedro, associate dean of undergraduate studies and community affairs and associate professor, was invited to present at the Oxford Round Table on Childhood Education held March 11-15, 2012 at the Harris Manchester College of Oxford University. Her paper, entitled “Teacher Knowledge and Dispositions towards Parents and Families: Rethinking Influences and Education of Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers,” explored the various ways that pre-service teachers are exposed to information on parents and families and the issues related to pre-service teachers’ knowledge and dispositions on the importance of working with families as an integral part of the education of children. Survey data on teacher knowledge and dispositions gathered from 8 universities and community colleges informed the study. The paper also presented a curricular approach that emphasizes the importance of preparing early childhood educators which takes into account the social capital of pre-service teachers and the opportunities for learning about and working with families.
Pictured: Joan Pedro (right) with URI colleague, Susan Brand
To discuss this presentation, contact Joan Pedro at 860.768.4695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.