Head Start Teacher Effectiveness Project

The major goal of this Project was to develop, implement, and evaluate an approach to professional development that promoted Head Start Teachers’ use of evidence-based early childhood classroom and teaching practices to enhance positive child outcomes. The project was funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start (90YR0021).

 

Publications

Trivette, C. M., Raab, M., & Dunst, C. J. (2013). Factors associated with Head Start staff participation in classroom-based professional development. Paper submitted for publication.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Raab, M. (2013). An implementation science framework for conceptualizing and operationalizing fidelity in early childhood intervention studies. Journal of Early Intervention. Online version at http://jei.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/09/03/1053815113502235.full.pdf+html.

Trivette, C. M., Raab, M., & Dunst, C. J. (2012). Steps to successful professional development in Head Start. NHSA Dialog, 15, 127-134. doi:10.1080/15240754.2011.637644.

Trivette, C. M., Raab, M., & Dunst, C. J. (2012). An evidence-based approach to professional development in Head Start classrooms. NHSA Dialog, 15, 41-58. doi:10.1080/15240754.2011.636489.

 

Presentations

Trivette, C. M., Raab, M., & Dunst, C. J. (2012, June). The influence of implementation fidelity of coaching on Head Start teachers' classroom practices. In W. DeCourcey & L. Hoard (Chairs), Head Start University Partnerships: Strategies for increasing teacher effectiveness. Poster symposium conducted at the 11th National Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Raab, M. (2012, June). Using fidelity measurement in the evaluation of professional development for Head Start teachers. Poster session presented at the 11th National Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., & Raab, M. (2011, April). Relationship between teacher characteristics, professional development procedures, and teachers' adoption of classroom practices. In W. DeCourcey & L. Hoard (Chairs), Coaching/mentoring: For whom and under what conditions. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Trivette, C. M., & Raab, M. (2010, November). Professional development strategies for promoting Head Start teacher effectiveness. Presentation made at the Head Start University Partnership Research Grantee Meeting, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., & Raab, M. (2010, June). Influences of professional development on changes in Head Start teachers' beliefs about early childhood education. Paper presented at a poster session at Head Start's 10th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., & Raab, M. (2009, November). Professional development strategies for promoting Head Start teacher effectiveness. Presentation made at the Head Start University Partnership Research Grantee Meeting, Washington, DC.

Trivette, C. M., & Raab, M. (2008, October). Professional development strategies for promoting Head Start teacher effectiveness. Presentation made at the Head Start University Partnership Research Grantee Meeting, Washington, DC.

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