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

1998
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, University of Maryland, USA

1982
M.S. in Child Development, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

1981
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)

Current
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Current
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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