Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education is NAEYC's peer-reviewed, professional online journal. Its main purpose is to provide a vehicle for publishing the research of early childhood teachers, who are often underrepresented as authors in the educational research arena. This publication includes informative articles, resources, and tools to promote the participation of early childhood teachers in teacher research.
In teacher research, teachers engage in the systematic study of their own practice. Deeply involved in the daily lives of children and their families, teachers provide a critical insider perspective through publishing their investigations and reflections on life in their classrooms.
Teacher research is important to the early childhood profession. Teachers grow more competent when they examine their questions about teaching and learning, reflect with colleagues, and make improvements in their teaching practice. Their research benefits the early childhood field by contributing to the knowledge base on how young children develop and learn and by providing insight into the role of the teacher.
We are currently seeking submissions. See the manuscript guidelines to submit to any of the sections.
University of Pennsylvania
South Dakota State University