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Celia S. Genishi

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Barnard College (Spanish Literature); M.A.T., Harvard University (Teaching Modern Foreign Languages); Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Early Childhood Education, Language and Reading Development Program)

Scholarly Interests

Early childhood education. Language in the classroom. Qualitative research. Childhood bilingualism.

Selected Publications

Ways of Assessing Children and Curriculum: Stories of Early Childhood Practice (Teachers College Press).

The Need for Story: Cultural Diversity in Classroom and Community (National Council of Teachers of English).

"Talking their way into print: English language learners in a pre-kindergarten classroom" (Beginning Reading and Writing).

 "Teaching in early childhood education: Understanding practices through research and theory" (Handbook of Research on Teaching, 4th ed.).


C&T 4900: Research and independent study: Curriculum and teaching

Masters degree students undertake research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

C&T 5321: Practicum in early childhood education: Curriculum development, observation, and assessment in early childhood

Permission required. Supervised professional field experiences in early childhood settings. Emphasis on emerging issues and refinement of practice.

C&T 5502: Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum and teaching

Introductory seminar on methods in qualitative research, with focus on case studies in classrooms and schools.

C&T 6900: Directed research and theory development in curriculum and teaching

Permission required.

C&T 7501: Dissertation seminar in curriculum and teaching

Professors Genishi, Knight, Schoonmaker and Zumwalt. Two semesters required of all doctoral candidates in the department unless proposal is defended in the first semester. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of proposals for approval.

C&T 8900: Dissertation advisement in curriculum and teaching

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.

Celia S. Genishi appeared in the following articles:

It's Circle Time for Pre-K (6/26/2013)

Meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-Connected World (5/24/2013)

Celia Genishi (4/29/2013)

A Book as Diverse as its Topic (4/26/2013)

Genishi, Martinez-Roldan and Mensah Honored by AERA (4/16/2012)

Professor Genishi Asks: In Race to the Top, Who's Accounting for the Children? (3/15/2012)

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores (3/8/2012)

TC Wins Federal Funding to Prepare Dually-Certified Early Childhood Teachers (10/10/2011)

A Much Loved Colleague Bids Farewell (7/6/2011)

Debunking the Myths of Multilingualism (3/29/2011)

Preparing Early Childhood Teachers (12/8/2010)

The Play is the Thing (12/8/2010)

Faculty Named AERA Fellows (5/19/2010)

AERA 2010 (4/1/2010)

Seven TC Faculty Members Are Named AERA Fellows (3/8/2010)

When Kindergarten Is No Longer Child's Play (7/1/2009)

Publishing, Family Style (9/13/2007)

A Celebration of Ideas and Values (1/22/2007)

Teachers College to Inaugurate Susan Fuhrman as Its Tenth President on January 31st, 2007 (12/14/2006)

Anthropology in the Classroom (4/13/2006)

The President's Grant for Student Research in Diversity Honorable Mention Recipients (9/30/2003)

Committee for Community and Diversity Awards Diversity Grants to Five Students (9/2/2003)

Committee for Community and Diversity Awards Diversity Grants to Five Students (9/2/2003)

Committee for Community and Diversity Grants Awarded (9/2/2003)

Effects of Creative Collaborations on Learning Explored by Sussman Lecturer (12/1/2001)

Convocation Ceremonies Celebrate New Beginnings and Honor Contributions to Education (6/1/1999)

Professor Genishi Recognized by AACTE (3/9/1998)

Deans Office Seeking Applicants for Doctoral Apprenticeships (1/22/1998)

Where Are They Now? A Listing of Departmental Hubs (1/15/1997)