Key Professional Appointments

Co-DirectorERIC, Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 2000 - 

Professor EmeritaElementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1999 - 

ProfessorEarly Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1973 - 

DirectorERIC, Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1970 - 2000

ChairmanElementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1979 - 1981

Associate ProfessorEarly Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1970 - 1973

Assistant ProfessorEarly Childhood Education, University of Illinois, 1968 - 1970


Ph.D., Honorary, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden, 2000

Doctor of Letters, Honorary, Whittier College, Whittier, California, 1993

Ph.D., School Education (Psychological Studies), Stanford University, 1968

Research Fellow, Human Development, Stanford University, 1968

B.A., Social Science, San Francisco State College, 1964

Research & Service

My past research has focused on developmental stages of teachers; mixed-age grouping; teacher-parent relations; teacher education; self-esteem vs. narcissism; gender differences and pedagogy; and dispositions, their development and assessment.

My current research projects include project approach implementation and issues in mixed-age grouping.


Helm, J., Katz, L. (2001) Young investigators: The project approach in the early years.. Teachers College Press: New York

Katz, L. (2001) Last class notes Kindergarten education: Theory, research and practice

Katz, L., Chard, S. (2000) Engaging children's minds: The project approach Ablex Publishing Corporation: Norwood, NJ

Katz, L. (1998) What can we learn from Reggio Emilia?. The hundred languages of children: The Reggio Emilia approach: Advanced reflections Ablex: Norwood, NJ

Katz, L. (1995) Talks with teachers of young children: A collection.. Ablex Publishing: Norwood, NJ

Katz, L., Evangelou, D., Hartman, J. (1990) The case for mixed-age grouping in the early years.. National Association for the Education of Young Children: Washington, DC

Katz, L., Chard, S. (1989) Engaging children's minds: The project approach.. Ablex Publishing: Norwood, NJ


Co-Principal InvestigatorCulturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, Early Childhood Research Institute, U.S. Department of Education, 1/1/2002 12:00:00 AM - 

Principal InvestigatorERIC/EECE Subcontract with Collins Management Consulting, Inc, U.S. Department of Education (Collins Management Consulting, Inc.), 2/9/2001 12:00:00 AM - 8/8/2001 12:00:00 AM

Principal InvestigatorThe Rearview Mirror Video Project: Engaging Young Children’s Minds: A Proposal to Prepare a Video Tape for Distribution to Early Childhood Educators, U.S. Department of Education (Foundation for Child Development), 1/21/2003 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2003 12:00:00 AM

Principal InvestigatorEarly Childhood Research & Practice: A Proposal to Fund a Transition & Expansion Year of the First Bilingual Peer-Reviewed, Internet-Only, Early Childhood Education Journal, Bernard van Leer Foundation, 1/1/2004 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2004 12:00:00 AM


Member1999 - 2001

Member1998 - 2000

Editor1999 - 

Editorial Board Member1998 - 

Appointed Member1997 - 

Chair1997 - 

Editor in Chief1986 - 1992

Lilian Katz

Professor Emerita, Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative - Clearinghouse on Early Childhood and Parenting



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

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