Jalongo, Mary Renck 1950-

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JALONGO, Mary Renck 1950-

PERSONAL: Born January 30, 1950, in Pittsburgh, PA; daughter of Herbert Hanson and Felicia (Gemmellaro) Renck; married Frank S. Jalongo, August 13, 1977. Education: University of Detroit/Mercy, B.A., 1971; Oakland University, M.A.T., 1972; University of Toledo, Ph.D., 1978.

ADDRESSES: Home—654 College Lodge Rd., Indiana, PA 15701. Office—Department of Professional Studies in Education, 122 Davis Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 570 South 11th St., Indiana, PA 15705; fax: 724-357-2961. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Elementary teacher at a public school in Capac, MI, 1971-72, and in Ohio, 1972-75; University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, instructor, 1977-78; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, assistant professor, 1978-82, associate professor, 1982-85, professor of education, 1985—, coordinator of Early Childhood Graduate Program, 1992-2002, then coordinator of Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction. Phi Delta Kappa International Professional Development Institute, leader, 1987-94.

AWARDS, HONORS: Proclamation, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1983, for outstanding contributions to the commonwealth; President's Award, Indiana Association for the Blind, 1984; American Association of Higher Education award, 1985; Educational Press Association of America awards, 1988, for feature article, and 1991, for "Censorship in Children's Literature"; outstanding service award, Beta Gamma chapter, Kappa Delta Pi, 1998.


Young Children and Picture Books: Literature from Infancy to Six, National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC), 1988.

Creating Communities: The Role of the Teacher in theTwenty-first Century, National Educational Service (Bloomington, IN), 1991.

Early Childhood Language Arts, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 1992, 3rd edition, 2002.

(With J. P. Isenberg) Teacher's Stories: From PersonalNarrative to Professional Insight, Jossey-Bass (San Francisco, CA), 1995.

(With J. P. Isenberg) Creative Expression and Play inEarly Childhood, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1995, 3rd edition, 2000.

(With L. N. Stamp) The Arts in Young Children'sLives: Aesthetic Experiences in Early Childhood, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 1997.

(Editor, with J. P. Isenberg, and contributor) MajorTrends and Issues in Early Childhood: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights, Teachers College Press (New York, NY), 1997, 2nd edition, 2003.

(With M. M. Twiest and G. Gerlach) The CollegeLearner: How to Survive and Thrive in an Academic Environment, Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 1997, 2nd edition published as The College Learner: Reading, Studying, and Attaining Academic Success, 1999.

(Editor) Resisting the Pendulum Swing: Informed Perspectives on Education Controversies, Association for Childhood Education International (Olney, MD), 1999.

(With J. P. Isenberg) Exploring Your Role: APractitioner's Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 2000, 2nd edition, 2003.

(Editor, with G. Gerlach and W. Yan) Annual Editions:Research Methods, Dushkin/McGraw-Hill (Sluice Dock, CT), 2000.

Writing for Professional Publication: A PracticalGuide for Educators, Christopher-Gordon (Norwood, MA), 2002.

Contributor) to books, including Reducing Stress in Young Children, edited by J. B. McCracken, National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC), 1986; Leaders in Education: Their Views on Controversial Issues, edited by G. F. Roberson and M. A. Johnson, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1988; Readings from Childhood Education, 1950-1990, edited by A. Eddowes and J. Quisenberry, Association for Childhood Education International (Washington, DC), 1991; Multicultural Education in Early Childhood Classrooms, edited by E. B. Vold, National Education Association (Washington, DC), 1992; and Authentic Assessment: A Collection, edited by K. Burke, SkyLight (Palatine, IL), 1993. Contributor of more than thirty articles to professional journals, including Young Children, Dimensions of Early Childhood, PTA Today, Educational Leadership, and Reading Teacher. Editor-in-chief, Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995—; guest coeditor, Childhood Education, summer, 1993.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Creative Expression and Play in Preschool and Elementary School (4th edition of Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood), with J. P. Isenberg, publication by Prentice-Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ) expected in 2004; editing The World's Children and Their Bonds with Companion Animals: Developmental Consequences and Educational Implications, for Association for Childhood Education International (Olney, MD).