Current Plaudits

Judith McConnell-Farmer

Professor, education

Books

  • The Education of Young Children, Research and Public Policy. Cambridge, England: Linton Atlantic Books Ltd, 2009.

Journal articles

  • "Transformation in Jamaica." International Accent (Washburn University) 6(5):  8-9.
  • "The Keys to Collaboration," Kansas Child 7(4): 16, 19 (2008) (with Gloria Dye).
  • "I'll Be Your Friend! Fostering Friendships Among Children," Kansas Child 7(1):  6-8 (2008) (with T.S. Fry).

Presentations

  • "The Lives of Young Children with Autism" and "A Wish for My Grandson, Conclusion to the Week," The Oxford Round Table: The Conundrum of Autism, Current Thinking on tis Causes and Potential Cures, Harris Manchester College, Oxford (England) University, March 2009
  • "A Look Forward While Looking Back in Literature for Children" and "A Wish for My Grandson, A Summary of Our Week Together," The Oxford Round Table: Children's Literature: Allusions to Culture and Religion Since 1850, Pembroke College, Oxford (England) University, March 2009
  • "Collaborative Teaching: Possibilities, Promises and Problems," Learning Disabilities Association of America, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2009
  • "Our Duty to the Children in Poverty," "International Perspective, The Poverty of Children" and "A Wish for My Grandson, The Week Past," The Oxford Round Table: Child Poverty, Educational Initiatives and Consequences, Harris Manchester College and The Oxford Union, Oxford (England) University, July 2008
  • "Educational Leadership: In the Present for the Future," "N.C.L.B.: The Spirit and Reality" and "A Wish for My Grandson, Concluding Remarks," The Oxford Round Table: Achieving Education Quality, and INterdisciplinary Perspective, Harris Manchester College, Oxford (England) University, July 2008

Offices and appointments

  • Advisory board, The Forum, Journal of the Oxford Round Table, Manchester College, Oxford University.
  • Board member and oversees program adviser, Association for Childhood Education Practitioners, Nigeria.
  • Board of directors, representative (Region 5) and WU student organization faculty sponsor, Organisation Mondiale pour La Education Prescolarie, World Organization for Early Childhood Education and Care
  • President, Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

Other

  • Coordinator, The Oxford Round Table,  Children's Literature: Allusions to Culture and Religion Since 1850, Pembroke College, Oxford (England) University, March 2009
  • Co-coordinator, The Oxford Round Table: The Conundrum of Autism, Current Thinking on its Causes and Potential Cures, Harris Manchester College, Oxford (England) University, March 2009
  • Coordinator, The Oxford Round Table: Achieving Education Quality, An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Harris Manchester College, Oxford (England) University, July 2008
  • Coordinator, The Oxford Round Table: Child Poverty, Educational Initiatives and Consequences, Harris Manchester College, Oxford (England) University, July -August 2008
  • Director and developer, Transformational Experience in Jamaica Program

Grants

  • Primary investigator, Nicodemus Pioneer School Teacher Lula Sadler Craig: In Her Words, Living the Historic African-American High Plains Exoduster Experience