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Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D.

Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D. Biography:

Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., is Dean of the Curry School of Education, Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Teaching and Learning and Novartis U.S. Foundation Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. A former special education teacher, Dr. Pianta is a developmental, school, and clinical child psychologist whose work focuses on assessment and improvement of teacher-student interactions and their role in fostering children's learning and development.

Dr. Pianta is a principal investigator on several major grants including the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education and the Virginia Education Sciences Training Program, and he has worked closely with the Gates Foundation-funded Measure of Effective Teaching project.

He is the author of more than 250 journal articles, chapters, and books in the areas of early childhood education, teacher performance assessment, professional development, and teacher–child relationships, and he consults regularly with federal agencies, foundations and universities.

Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D.'s Books

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  • Successful Kindergarten Transition

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-615-4


    This how-to handbook with field-tested methods helps schools and programs make the transition to kindergarten smoother for young children and the professionals and families who care about them.

    Paperback $29.95 Qty:
  • School Readiness and the Transition to Kindergarten in the Era of Accountability

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-890-5


    More than 30 highly respected experts contribute cutting–edge information to give readers a comprehensive look at early education and kindergarten transition.

    Paperback $41.95 Qty:
  • The Promise of Pre-K

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-033-5


    A product of NCRECE's first Annual Leadership Symposium, this book captures critical information related to both the nature of preschool education and the challenges of implementing preschool education at the state level.

    Paperback $36.95 Qty:
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