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Trawick-Smith and Student Honored

Thumbnail image for timpani trawick speaking.JPGAn article written by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair in early childhood education at Eastern Connecticut State University, and one of his students, Tracy Dziurgot, has been selected as Outstanding Research Article in Early Childhood Teacher Education for 2011, awarded by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and Taylor and Francis Publishers. The article, "Untangling Teacher-Child Play Interactions: Do Teacher Education and Experience Influence Good-Fit Responses to Children's Play?," reports research findings that indicate that higher levels of education predict preschool teachers' sensitivity to and understanding of children's play in classrooms. The award carries with it a cash award of $1,000. Trawick-Smith and Dzuirgot will be honored in an award ceremony in Orlando, FL, in November.

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