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LSU Education Professor to Co-Edit National Journal

01/18/2012 03:08 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Association for Childhood Education, or ACEI, International Publications Committee has selected LSU’s Renée Casbergue and April Bedford as co-associate editors for the Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, or JRCE.  They will serve as co-associate editors from January 2012 to December 2013 and become editors for a two-year term beginning in January 2014.


Casbergue is interim associate dean for graduate studies and research and the Vira Franklin & James R. Eagle Professor in the LSU College of Education. Bedford is interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development and a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of New Orleans.  


The two already work closely together as co-directors of a $3.6 million Early Reading First project awarded to LSU by the U. S. Department of Education. This project is designed to support the development of centers of early literacy excellence in preschool classrooms in New Orleans. With graduate students and faculty from LSU and UNO, Bedford and Casbergue work with teachers and children to infuse early literacy into classroom instructional activities and play centers. In addition to professional development and direct services in classrooms, the project has provided more than 400 books per teacher for classroom and home libraries.  


JRCE features articles that advance knowledge and theory of the education of children with consideration given to reports of empirical research, articles focused on theory, ethnographic and case studies, participant observation studies and studies deriving data collected from naturalistic settings. The journal includes cross-cultural studies and those addressing international concerns. JRCE is published by Routledge, a Taylor & Francis Group.  


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