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Karen M. LaParo

**EDUCATION: 1995 Ph.D., Special Education, University of New Orleans (UNO), New Orleans, LA--1990 M.S., Applied Developmental Psychology, UNO, New Orleans, LA--1987 B.S., Psychology, Denison University, Granville, OH. High Honors Graduate

There are 5 included publications by Karen M. LaParo :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Assessing Beliefs of Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers Using Q-Sort Methodology 2009 32 The purpose of this study was to assess the beliefs of students and faculty in a 4-year birth–kindergarten teacher preparation program using the Teacher Belief Q-Sort (TBQ). Data were collected over one academic year from a total of 63 students, 35 s...
A Course on Effective Teacher-Child Interactions: Effects on Teacher Beliefs, Knowledge, and Observed Practice 2012 88 Among 440 early childhood teachers, half were randomly assigned to take a 14-week course on effective teacher-child interactions. This course used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as the basis to organize, describe, and demonstrate eff...
Developing Teachers' Classroom Interactions: A Description of a Video Review Process for Early Childhood Education Students 2012 39 This article describes a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices using the CLASS in a practicum course and student teaching. Students videotaped themselves in their field-based settings and t...
Implementation of a Course Focused on Language and Literacy Within Teacher–Child Interactions: Instructor and Student Perspectives Across Three Institutions of Higher Education 2011 42 Research suggests that teachers' interactions with preschool-age children have a significant influence on what children learn and the skills they develop. Additional research is needed to systematically determine the types of professional development...
Team Teaching in an Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Program: A Decade of Lessons Learned 2009 96 Preparing students in the early childhood field to work with children both with and without disabilities and to collaborate with different professionals is an important endeavor for colleges and universities. The purpose of this paper is to articulat...