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Doris P. Fromberg

Professor Emerita of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership


EDD, 1965, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; MA, 1959, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; BA, 1957, CUNY Brooklyn Coll


Doris Pronin Fromberg is Professor and past-chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hofstra University where she also serves as Director of Early Childhood Teacher Education. She serves on the New York State Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council as well as editorial boards of professional journals. She is a past-president of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) and of the NAECTE Foundation, and has chaired the Special Interest Group on Early Education and Child Development of the American Educational Research Association as well as the Special Study Group on Elementary Education of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She was the recipient of the Early Childhood Teacher Educator of the Year Award from NAECTE/Allyn & Bacon. She is an advocate of high quality early childhood teacher and administrator education. Among her publications are The All-Day Kindergarten and Pre-K Curriculum: a Dynamic-Themes Approach (Routledge); Play and Meaning in Early Childhood Education (Allyn & Bacon); The Full-Day Kindergarten (Teachers College Press); Play from Birth to Twelve co-edited with D.Bergen (Garland);The Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education co-edited with L.R. Williams (Garland), and The Successful Classroom with M. Driscoll(Teachers College Press).

Teaching Interests

Early Childhood Curriculum Play Chaos and complexity theory

Research Interests

Early Childhood Curriculum Play Chaos and complexity theory
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