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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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  • Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-182-0

    Description

    Enhance the school readiness of young dual language learners with this comprehensive research volume, filled with the baseline knowledge readers need to promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages.

    Paperback $39.95 Qty:
  • Effective Early Childhood Professional Development

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-237-7

    Description

    With this authoritative research volume, administrators and policy makers will discover the latest findings on best professional development practices in early childhood education-and learn how to scale up successful efforts across an entire district or state.

    Paperback $36.95 Qty:
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