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Trawick-Smith and Student Honored

timpani trawick speaking.JPGAn article written by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair in early childhood education at Eastern and one of his students, Tracy Dziurgot, has been selected as Outstanding Research Article in Early Childhood Teacher Education for 2010, awarded by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and Taylor & 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 authors will be honored in an award ceremony in Orlando, FL in November.

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