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Rachel Schachter
Policy Fellow

Rachel Schachter, Ph.D. Title: Associate Professor Department:Child, Youth & Family Studies College/Organization: Education & Human Sciences Campus: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Research Type:
  • Applied
  • Translational Science
Age Group:
  • Infant
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool/Pre-kindergarten
Population Focus
  • ECE Practitioners/Teachers
  • Professional Development Providers/Trainers
Research Keywords
  • Professional development
  • Coaching
  • Teacher knowledge
  • Early childhood
  • Language and literacy
Research Questions
  • What are early childhood teachers experiences and how can we build from these experiences to bring about meaninagful changes in practice and improved outcomes for children?
  • What are teachers experiences with and reported use of instructional supports such as curricula, assessments, and professional development and how are these experiences/uses connected to enacted practice?
  • How do we provide effective coaching and mentoring in early childhood education such that it results in learning for both teachers and their children?
Research Approach
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Mixed methods
Designs & Methods
  • Case Studies
  • Measurement Development
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Observational Approaches
  • Quasi-Experimental
  • Small group/single case
Research Tools
  • Direct Child Assessments
  • Interviews/Focus
  • Observational Assessments
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Video Footage