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  • Leah Muccio

    Associate Professor

    Department(s)

    • Institute for Teacher Education
    • Institute for Teacher Education -
      Elementary

    Degree(s)

    • 2012 PhD Early Childhood Education George Mason University
    • 2005 MEd Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education Geroge Mason University
    • 2001 BEd Elementary Education College of William and Mary

    Area(s) of Interest

    • early childhood education
    • equity pedagogy
    • teacher education

    Brief Biography

    I am an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Institute for Teacher Education, College of Education, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A former classroom teacher, I teach early childhood teacher education courses and supervise teacher candidates in the field. My research focuses on equity pedagogy, early childhood curriculum, and teacher education and professional development. The aim of my scholarship is to positively influence the early school experiences of culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse young children, their families, and their teachers.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    956-4245

    Office

    Everly 224B

    Email

    lmuccio@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Books

    • Shillady, A., & Muccio, L. S. (2012). Spotlight on young children and technology. Washington D. C: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
    • Journal Articles

    • Muccio, L. S., & Kidd, J. K. (2018). “I’m the one with the child with a disability”: Head Start teachers’ perspectives on inclusive education. Journal of School Connections, 6, 36–71.
    • Muccio, L. S., Kuwahara, R., & Otsuji, J. (2016). ‘Ohana math: Family engagement to encourage math learning at home. Teaching Young Children, 9, 10–13.
    • Fox, R. K., Muccio, L. S., White, C. S., & Tian, J. (2015). Investigating advanced professional learning of early career and experienced teachers through program portfolios. European Journal of Teacher Education, 38, 154–179.
    • Muccio, L. S., Reybold, L. E., & Kidd, J. (2015). Researcher-Portraitists: An Exploration of Aesthetics and Research Quality. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 16, 1–24.
    • Muccio, L. S., Kuwahara-Fujita, R., & Otsuji, J. J. Y. (2014). 'Ohana Math: Family Engagement to Promote Mathematical Learning for Hawai'i's Young Children. Young Children, 69, 24–30.
    • Muccio, L. S., Kidd, J., White, C. S., & Burns, M. S. (2014). Head Start Instructional Professionals' Inclusion Perceptions and Practices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 34, 40–48.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2012). Exploring children’s thinking through teacher research: A conversation with Cindy Ballenger. Voices of Practitioners, 7(1), 1–7.
    • Presentations

    • Nishio, M., & Muccio, L. S. (2017). Place-based learning to foster young children's academic development. Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Learning Institute, San Francisco, CA.
    • Christenson, L. A., Muccio, L. S., & McGowan, T. K. (2017). Fostering teachers’ empathy in early childhood settings. Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Learning Institute, San Francisco, CA.
    • Muccio, L. S., Christenson, L. A., & McGowan, K. (2017). Fitting into our students’ shoes: An exploration of empathy in early childhood teacher education. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2017). Through early childhood teacher candidates’ eyes: Representations of social justice and equity issues. Presented at The 7th International Conference on Education and Social Justice, Honolulu HI.
    • McGowan, K., Muccio, L. S., & Christenson, L. A. (2017). Women’s ways of teaching? Early childhood teacher education at the intersection of empathy and feminism. Presented at the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference, Toronto, Canada.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2017). “They’re just going to play?” Early childhood preservice teachers’ representations of play. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Muccio, L. S., & Lock, T. F. (2016). Playing to learn, learning to play: Promoting joyful learning in an early childhood teacher education program. Presented at Association for the Study of Play Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2016). Documenting the ruins: A poststructural feminist analysis of preservice early childhood teachers’ representations of identities. Presented at the Reconceputalizing Early Childhood Education Conference, Taupo, New Zealand.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2016). Documenting the journey: Using photos to explore early childhood preservice teachers’ professional development. Presented at Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2015). The Role of Reflection in Early Childhood Professionals’ Development as Teacher Researchers. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2014). Co-constructions of race and dis/ability in inclusive Head Start classrooms. Presented at American Educational Research Assocation Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2014). Constructions of Young Children’s ‘Disabled’ Identities. Presented at Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education, Kent, Ohio.
    • Muccio, L. S., & Kidd, J. (2013). Inclusion of children with disabilities in Head Start settings: Instructional professionals’ perspectives. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2012). Head Start teachers’ needs, supports, and practices for including children with disabilities. Presented at Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s National Institute for Teacher Childhood Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Muccio, L. S., & Kidd, J. (2012). Head Start teachers’ needs, supports, and practices for including young children with disabilities. Presented at Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2012). Head Start instructional professionals’ inclusion perceptions and practices. Presented at Paper presented at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education Colloquium, Honolulu, HI.
    • Muccio, L. S. (2012). Poetic portraits of first year early childhood teachers. Presented at Research presentation at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Early Childhood and Elementary Education Institute for Teacher Education faculty meeting, Honolulu, HI.