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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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  • Transitions for Young Children

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-083-0

    Description

    A top-notch research volume from leaders in the early childhood education field that reviews exemplary transition strategies and suggests a fresh, new approach to promoting effective vertical, horizontal, and structural transitions for children.

    Paperback $42.95 Qty:
  • Foundations for Teaching Excellence

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-122-6

    Description

    Ensure high teacher quality in early education with this forward-thinking policy volume-the book decision-makers and administrators need to develop coordinated, effective teacher quality systems.

    Paperback $36.95 Qty:
  • Quality Measurement in Early Childhood Settings

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-161-5

    Description

    This comprehensive resource brings together more than 50 experts to establish what's working and how quality measurement in early childhood settings can be improved.

    Paperback $44.95 Qty:
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