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Allison Sterling Henward
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Dr. Allison Henward is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Instruction, Curriculum Leadership.  She earned her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in  Educational Anthropology and Sociocultural studies from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Dr. Henward's scholarship, generally, is concerned with childhood studies,employing critical postmodern and poststructural epistemologies to forground children's voice in research. Specifically, Dr. Henward's research focuses on preschools, play, media and popular culture as well as power dynamics in the preschool classroom.   

Dr. Henward teaches foundations courses of Early Childhood such as

ECED 4500/6500 Early Childhood Programs and Practices

ECED 7100/8100 Values and Principles of Early Childhood Education

ECED 7101/8101 Early Childhood Teaching and Learning

             

Additional Information

 UM Drive Locator : Shenward                

Education
  • Ph.D Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood - Arizona State University - 2010
  • M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood - Arizona State University - 2005
  • B.S Elementary Education, Early Childhood - Northern Arizona University - 2002

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching and Learning 7101/8101 (Grad) - University of Memphis
  • Early Childhood Programs and Practices, ECED 4510/6510 - University of Memphis
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education, ECED 7100/8100 (Grad) - University of Memphis
  • Social Studies and the Creative Arts Curriculum, ECD 324 - Arizona State University
  • Mathematics in Early Childhood, ECD 527 (Grad) - Arizona State University
  • Appropriate Instructional Methodologies for Young Children, ECD 565 (Grad) - Arizona State University
  • The Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal – Age 8, ECD 211 - Arizona State University
  • The Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal – Age 8, ECD 211, Internet - Arizona State University
  • The Developing Child: Theory into Practice (Birth – Pre-K), ECD 210 - Arizona State University
  • Emergent Literacy, RDG 525 (Grad) - Arizona State University
  • Developmental Reading, RDG 505 (Grad) - Arizona State University
Service
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Advisor for UMAEYC ( University of Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children) - 2010-Present
  • University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2010-Present
  • University of Memphis - Proposal Reviewer for CPECE SIG, AERA - 2011
  • Arizona State University - Proposal Review for Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education International Conference - Georgia 2010
  • Arizona State University - Proposal Review for Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education International Conference - Bethlehem 2009
  • Arizona State University - Chapter Review for the Handbook of Multicultural Education: Multicultural Education for Young Children - June 2008
  • Arizona State University - Chapter Review for Burdick, J., Sandlin, J. A., & Daspit, T. (2009). Complicated Conversations and Confirmed Commitments: Revitalizing Education for Democracy Troy, NY: Educators International Press. - March 2008
  • Arizona State University - Proposal Review for Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education International Conference - Victoria BC 2008
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Henward, A. (Forthcoming) Technology in Three American Preschools: Technological Influences on Ideology and Social Class in S.Blake, D.Windsor and  L. Allen (eds) Technology and Young Children: Bridging the Communication-Generation Gap. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.   
  •  Allison Henward, review of Engaging Play by Liz Brooler and Susan Edwards (Eds), Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (Forthcoming)
  • Tobin, J. & Henward, A. (2011) Ethnographic Studies of Children and Youth and the Media, in B. Levinson & M. Pollock (eds) A Companion to Anthropology of Education. London: Blackwell.  

  • Henward, A. (Forthcoming) Ariel and Buzz Light-year are Coming to School: Incorporating Children's Popular Culture Ideas in the Classroom in S. Blake, D. Windsor and L. Allen (Eds) Child Development and the Use of Technology: Perspectives, Applications and Experiences.Hershey, PA: IGI Global.    
Journal Articles
  • Henward, A.(2010) Popular Culture at Play in Preschool Settings. Academic Exchange Quarterly 14(4), 98-104
Presentations
  • Henward, A. (2011, April) Children's Access to Popular Culture Technology in and out of the Preschool Classroom. American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA 
  • Henward, A. (2010, October) Children, Schools and the Media. Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference. Dalton, Georgia.

     
  • Henward, A. (2010, April) Young Children’s Interactions with Popular Culture Across Social Classes. Paper Presented at Teachers Television and the Media Conference. Poughkeepsie, New York.

      
  • Sullivan, A. & Henward A. (2008,June) Influences of Normative Discourse on Gender Construction.Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada