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Research Survey Participation Request - A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention

  • 1.  Research Survey Participation Request - A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention

    Posted 8 days ago
    NAEYC supports research efforts and other initiatives from individuals and outside organizations that advance the early childhood profession and the young children it serves.  Hello's Code of Conduct requires that individuals who want to use Hello to disseminate surveys or recruit research/interview subjects need to have these requests approved by NAEYC. These requests should be submitted through this form and will be considered by NAEYC on a case-by-case basis. If approved, NAEYC will disseminate the research request or informational report through an appropriate NAEYC channel, which might include a NAEYC newsletter, HELLO or an interest forum. Following is an approved request.
     
     
    Welcome to all preschool teachers!
    My name is Melanie Smith and I am a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix. My dissertation is called "A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention."  As part of the research for the dissertation I am surveying preschool teachers to find out your professional opinion about your experience teaching young children in a preschool. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link to sign up and to find out more information about the research project. Thank you for your time and consideration. You can reach me at preschoolstudy2020@gmail.com.


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    Mary Samour
    Online Community Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
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  • 2.  RE: Research Survey Participation Request - A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention

    Posted 7 days ago
    Dear Mary:

    My research dissertation completed for my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Supervision at NYU was entitled The Experience of Being A Director in An Early Care and Education Center. It was published in 2000. I interviewed 8 directors about their work. I also visited the centers in which they were the directors. All the centers were NAEYC accredited. I am not sure how one can access my research but it might be relevant to your topic. The interviews provided the story of being a director in an array of centers from private for-profit and not-for-profit centers to corporate-owned or corporate-sponsored centers.

    I think my research would be a counterpoint to your focus on interviewing the teachers. If you want to talk to me, you can send me an email through Hello.

    Best of luck.

    Nora

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    Nora Krieger, PhD
    Associate Professor Emerita/Past Chair NJEEPRE
    Bloomfield College/NJ Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia
    Highland Park, NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Research Survey Participation Request - A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention

    Posted 2 days ago
    Dear Nora,

    I sent you a private message.
    Thank you,
    Melanie Smith

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    Melanie Smith
    The Preschool Doctor
    thepreschooldoctor.com
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  • 4.  RE: Research Survey Participation Request - A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention

    Posted 2 days ago
    Thank you from Melanie Smith,

    Mary,

    You are so kind to post my research link on NAEYC.  I look forward to interviewing preschool teachers.

    If any preschool teachers are available and interested in being interviewed about what you think about teaching preschool education.  I look forward to finding out what your professional opinions are about being a preschool teacher.

    Thank you for your time and support.
    Sincerely

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    Melanie Smith
    The Preschool Doctor
    thepreschooldoctor.com
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  • 5.  RE: Research Survey Participation Request - A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention

    Posted 2 days ago
    Hello,

    Thank you for your continued support.  Perhaps I will graduate this year.  Your time and feedback are greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Melanie Smith

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    Melanie Smith
    The Preschool Doctor
    thepreschooldoctor.com
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