Dora Chen

Associate Professor Dora Chen

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education Programme

S R Nathan School of Human Development

Tel: +65 6248 0313

Email: ZG9yYWNoZW5Ac3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, University of Maryland, USA

M.S. in Child Development, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

B.S. High Honor in Consumer-Community Services, specialization in Children’s Services, eligibility for endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

Academic and Professional Experience

2010 - 2013
Principal – Experimental Kindergarten / Senior Lecturer, Preschool Learning Academy at Temasek Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

2005 - 2010
Assistant Professor / Preschool-Third Grade Teacher Certification Program Coordinator / Associate Director of Pedagogy and Inquiry, Child Study and Development Center, Department of Family Studies, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, USA

1998 - 2005
Assistant / Associate Professor, Early Childhood Teacher Education, College of Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1992 - 1998
Early Childhood Field Coordinator and University Supervisor, Office of Laboratory Experiences, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, USA

Couse, L. & Chen, D. W. (2010).
Tablet Computers for Young Children? Exploring Their Viability in Early Childhood Education. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 43(1), pp. 75-98.

Chen, D. W., Nimmo, J., & Fraser, H. (2009).
Becoming a culturally responsive early childhood teacher: A tool to support self-reflection by teachers beginning their anti-bias journey. Multicultural Perspectives, 11(2), pp. 94-100.

Chen, D. W. & Battin-Sacks, P. (2008).
When will I be special? Rethinking the Helper of the Day Routine. Young Children, 63(3), 44 – 51.

Chen, D. W. (2003).
Preventing violence by promoting the development of competent conflict resolution skills: Exploring roles and responsibilities. Early Childhood Education Journal, 30(4), 203-208.

Chen, D. W. & Smith, K. E. (2002).
The Social Conflict Inventory (SCI): A measure of beliefs about classroom peer conflicts. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 23(4), 299-313.

Chen, D. W., Fein, G. F., Killen, M., & Tam, H. P. (2001).
Peer conflicts of preschool children: Issues, resolution, incidence, and age-related patterns. Early Education and Development, 12(4), 523-544.

Life membership
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Association for Early Childhood Educators Singapore (AECES)

2006 - 2013
Consultant to preschools in Beijing, China

2003 - 2005
Metro Community College Early Childhood Education Program Advisory Committee Member

2000 - 2005
Nebraska Early Childhood Interagency Coordination Council, State of Nebraska: Governor-Appointment Member

1998 - 1999
Parents as Teachers Program (PAT), Ralston Public Schools Community Advisory Board Member

  • Student Engagement
  • Teacher-Child Interactions
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