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Key Professional Appointments

FellowBureau of EducationalResearch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champiagn, 1996 - 1999

FellowBureau of Educational Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champiagn, 1983 - 1985

EmeritusSpecial Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champiagn, 2004 - 

Joint Faculty AppointmentHuman and Community Development, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champiagn, 1989 - 

Faculty AppointmentSpecial Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champiagn, 1976 - 

Program CoordinatorInfancy and Early Childhood Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champiagn, 1976 - 

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Education

Ph.D., Special Education, emphasis in Early Childhood, University of Texas at Austin, 1976

M.A., Special Education, emphasis in Early Childhood, University of Texas at Austin, 1973

B.A., Psychology, English, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 1962

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Awards, Honors, Associations

Arnold O. Beckman Award1998 - 1998

Chancellor's Recognition for Academic Excellence1998 - 1998

Ted Merrill Award for Excellence in Teaching1998 - 1998

Mather-Spitze Research Award1997 - 1997

Distinguished Senior Scholar1995 - 1995

Research & Service

My research interests have led me into three separate but interrelated areas of study,: (a) social interaction between infants with disabilities and their caregivers and the implications of these interactions for the infant's optimal development: (b) policy issues related to personnel working with infants with disabilities and their families, and (c) professional development related to assisting practicing early childhood teachers to upgrade their skills in emergent literacy teaching. I have conducted several studies describing the work roles and professional qualifications of early intervention personnel. I have also conducted descriptive studies of parent-child interaction, with the goal of understanding the differences often found in caregiver behavior during interactions with children with disabilities as compared to those with children without disabilities. With my colleagues, I have studied the views that mothers from different cultural backgrounds hold about their interactions with their babies. My current work is in the area of emergent literacy. With support from an Early Reading First grant, we are providing intensive professional development to teachers in early childhood classrooms in child care, Head Start, and state-funded pre-kindergarten classrooms, studying the impact on their classrooms and on the children whom they teach.




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Publications

Cole, S., McCollum, J., Swinford, L., Dewar, G., Hughes, M. (2009) Moving towards relationship-based practices in a crisis nursery setting.. Early Childhood Development and Care

Ostrosky, M., McCollum, J., Young, S. (2008) Linking curriculum to children's social outcomes: Helping families support children's peer relationships. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series #9: Linking curriculum to child and family outcome

McCollum, J., Ostrosky, M. (2008) Family roles in young children's emerging peer-related social competence. Family Influences on Young Children's Emerging Peer-Related Social Competence for Peer-Related Social Competence of Young Children Paul H. Brookes: Baltimore, MD

McCollum, J., Yates, T., Laumann, B., Hsieh, W. (2007) Replicating a parent-child model: Case analysis of high and low fidelity implementers Infants & Young Children

Hemmeter, M., McCollum, J., Hsieh, W. (2005) Practical strategies for supporting emergent literacy in the preschool classroom Young Exceptional Children Monographs Series No. 7

McCollum, J., Chen, Y. (2003) Parent-child interaction when babies have Down syndrome: The perceptions of Taiwanese mothers Infants & Young Children

Venn, M., McCollum, J. (2002) Exploring the long- and short-term planning practices of Head Start teachers for children with and without disabilities Journal of Special Education

McCollum, J., Yates, T., Gooler, F., Bruns, D. (2001) Using "DOTs" to support parents as developmental observers during parent-child groups Young Exceptional Children Monographs

McCollum, J. (2001) Influencing the development of young children with disabilities: Current themes in early intervention Child & Adolescent Mental Health

McCollum, J. (2000) Parent education: What we mean and what that means Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

McCollum, J., Ree, Y., Chen, Y. (2000) Interpreting parent-infant interaction: Perceptions of Caucasian and Korean parents Infants & Young Children

Chen, Y., McCollum, J. (2000) Taiwanese mothers' perceptions of the relationship between interactions with their infants and the development of social competence Early Child Development and Care

McCollum, J. (2000) Taking the past along: Reflecting on our identity as a discipline Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

McCollum, J. (2000) PIWI: A relationship-based approach to early intervention.. Project TRIAD, University of Illinois (series of 8 personnel training modules on the PIWI model): Champaign, IL

Bruns, D., McCollum, J., Cohen-Addad, N. (1999) What is and what should be: Maternal perceptions of their roles in the NICU Infant-Toddler Intervention

McCollum, J., McBride, S. (1998) Ratings of parent-infant interaction: Raising questions of cultural validity Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Appl, D., Gooler, F., McCollum, J. (1998) Inclusive parent-child play groups Infant-Toddler Intervention: The Transdisciplinary Journal

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Grants

Principal InvestigatorPIWI Outreach: Facilitating Development through Parent-Infant Play Groups, U.S. Department of Education, 9/16/1996 12:00:00 AM - 9/15/1999 12:00:00 AM

Principal InvestigatorDELL-D Developing Early Language and Literacy in Danville, U.S. Department of Education, 10/1/2007 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2011 12:00:00 AM

Jeanette McCollum

Professor Emerita, Special Education

Contact

Office

61 Children's Research Center
51 E. Gerty
Champaign, IL 61820

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