ENGL 1100 (Wright): Health and Human Services: Education

This is a Course Guide for a Health and Human Services contextualized English 1100 course. It contains readings used in the course as well as links to the various academic topic/program area Research Guides.

Program Areas

Early Childhood Development & Education


Readings for this program are listed below.  The readings are sorted by personal, topical, and research issues to correspond to the three writing projects in the course.

Research Guides

These links are for Research Guides related to the program area.  Links found in those Research Guides will lead you to websites, books, journals, and other resources connected to the program.

Readings-Early Childhood Development And Education


Duffy, V. M. (2016). Back to class. Exchange, (231), 96–98.

Mellott, A. (2018). S.E.E.: A solution to turnover. Exchange, (243), 24–26.

Robertson, R., & Hitzke, S. (2019). Finding our way: Steps toward improved ECE teacher preparation and development opportunities. Exchange, (246), 24–25.

Rosenow, N. (2012). All the teachers are friends here the case for strong relationships among adults who work with young children. Exchange, (203), 42–44.


Alejandro, Z., Garland, S., Kennedy, S., & Van Soelen, T. (2017). Preschool is school: Early childhood educators need relevant, collaborative, and aligned learning. Learning Professional, 38(4), 46–50.

Karolak, E. (2012). Looking ahead to a national strategy: An interview with Joan Lombardi. Exchange, (204), 66–68.

Neugebauer, R. (2015). Early childhood workforce trends: 1997-2012. Exchange, (222), 8–11.

Samuels, C. A. (2016). Head start benefits underscored. Education Week, 36(2), 1.

Spillman, S. (2015). Early childhood coaches: A new breed of professional development. Exchange, (222), 14–17.


Grant, A. A., Jeon, L., & Buettner, C. K. (2019). Chaos and commitment in the early childhood education classroom: Direct and indirect associations through teaching efficacy. Teaching & Teacher Education, 81, 50–60.

Haslip, M. J., & Gullo, D. (2018). The changing landscape of early childhood education: Implications for policy and practice. Early Childhood Education Journal, 46(3), 249–264.

Knauf, H. (2019). Visual environmental scale: Analysing the early childhood education environment. Early Childhood Education Journal, 47(1), 43–51.

Mages, W. K. (2018). Does theatre-in-education promote early childhood development?: The effect of drama on language, perspective-taking, and imagination. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 45, 224–237.

Manning, M., Wong, G. T. W., Fleming, C. M., & Garvis, S. (2019). Is teacher qualification associated with the quality of the early childhood education and care environment? A meta-analytic review. Review of Educational Research, 89(3), 370–415.

McDonald, P., Thorpe, K., & Irvine, S. (2018). Low pay but still we stay: Retention in early childhood education and care. Journal of Industrial Relations, 60(5), 647–668.

Yoon, J., & Martin, L. A. (2019). Infusing culturally responsive science curriculum into early childhood teacher preparation. Research in Science Education, 49(3), 697–710.

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