Will bio Dr. Will Parnell

Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Master's in Early Childhood Education
Pedagogical Liaison to PSU Helen Gordon Center
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Here you will find links to a sampling of documents demonstrating my accomplishments in Research and Publication.
See my Curriculum Vita in the scholarship menu for additional information.


Refereed Publications or Other Creative Achievements
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Books

Parnell, W., & Iorio, JM. (Eds.). (2016, Jan). Disrupting research in early childhood: Imagining new possibilities. Special series Changing Images in Early Childhood.  Routledge Taylor and Francis: NY.

rethink readiness Iorio, J.M., & Parnell, W. (Eds.). (2015, Feb). Rethinking readiness in early childhood education: Implications for policy and practicePalgrave Macmillan: NY.

Book Chapters

Parnell, W., & Iorio, J.M. (In press, 2016). Collages and action research: A gathering of materials, metaphor, and meaning-making. In J. Burdick, J. Lammers, M. Hollis, & E. Ricketts (Eds.), (Re)Imagining Social Research: Narrative, Arts-Based, and Post- Approaches to Inquiry (pp. XX-XX). Location: Publisher.

Iorio, J.M., & Parnell, W. (2016, Jan). Reaching toward the possible. In W Parnell and JM Iorio (Eds.), Disrupting early childhood education research: Imagining new possibilities (pp. 1-10). Routledge Taylor and Francis: NY.

Parnell, W., & Iorio, JM. (2015, Feb). Reimagining possible worlds for young children. In JM Iorio and W Parnell (Eds.), Rethinking readiness in early childhood education: Implications for policy and practicePalgrave Macmillan: NY.

Parnell, W., Carlis Dickey, L., & Iorio, JM. (2014, Dec). Loving tulips across three years: A long-term project story begins. In Elizabeth Quintero and Mary Kay Rummel’s (Eds.),Storying Childhood (pp. 75-86). New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Parnell, W., Iorio, JM., Carlis Dickey, L. (2014, Dec). Conversations: A tulip tallness from the ground. In Elizabeth Quintero and Mary Kay Rummel’s (Eds.), Storying Childhood (pp. 78-98). New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Parnell, W & Bartlett, J. (2012, June). iDocument: How smartphones and tablets are changing documentation in preschool and primary classrooms. In L. Muccio (Ed.), Spotlight on technology (pp. 52-58). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Parnell, W. (2011, April 22). Becoming, being, and unbecoming educator: A male in early childhood education. In S. Woods & L. Watson (Eds.), Go Where You Belong: Male Teachers as Cultural Workers in the Lives of Children, Families, and Communities(pp. 1-10)Boston: Sense Publishers.

Articles

Parnell, W., Justice, E., & Patrick, L. (In Press, 2016). Engaging extended families in schools for young children. Young Children. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Young Child Journal, Volume forthcoming.

Parnell, W. (In Press, 2016). Personal spaces-Cubbies. In Donna L. Couchenour and Kent  Chrisman (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Volume forthcoming.

Parnell, W. (In Press, 2016). Selection of furniture. In Donna L. Couchenour and Kent  Chrisman (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Volume forthcoming.

Parnell, W., Cullen, J., & Downs, C. (In Press, 2016). Fostering intelligent moderation in the next generation: Insights from Remida-inspired reuse materials education. The New Educator, Volume forthcoming.

Parnell, W. (2012, July). Investigating the Reggio Emilia study tour experience: From conversation to insightsNetworks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.

Parnell, W & Bartlett, J. (2012, May). iDocument: How smartphones and tablets are changing documentation in preschool and primary classroomsYoung Children. 67(3), 50-57. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Parnell, W. (2012). Reconstruction: Meltdown in the midst of beautyIndo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology Special Edition: Phenomenology in Early Childhood Education, 12(Special Edition), 1-8.

Parnell, W. (2011, Nov). Teacher collaboration experiences: Finding the extraordinary in the everyday moment, Early Childhood Research and Practice, 13(2).

Parnell, W. (2011). Experiences of teacher reflection in the studio: Reggio inspired practices, Journal of Early Childhood Research. Prepublished Sage Online First, August 10, 2011, DOI: 10.1177/1476718X11407982.

Parnell, W. (2011). Revealing the experience of children and teachers even in their absence: Documenting in the early childhood studio. Journal of Early Childhood Research. Prepublished Sage Online First, March 8, 2011, DOI: 10.1177/1476718X10397903.

Helm, L., & Parnell, W. (2010, Dec 15). Learning in a Reggio-inspired reuse center.Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 12 (2). 3-12. Retrieved from http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/networks

Parnell, W. (2010, July 20). Image of the Teacher in Educational Leadership. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 5(3).Retrieved from the Connexions Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m34806/1.2/

Conference Proceedings

Parnell, W. (2015, April). Thawed: Understanding experiences of sexuality expression in Disney's animated feature film FrozenAmerican Educational Research Association 2015 Conference Proceedings.

Parnell, W. (2015, April). Playingin the shadows and bringing into the light: Young people and community experiences. American Educational Research Association 2015 Conference Proceedings.

Parnell, W., & Iorio, J. (2014, April). Circles and bicycles: Thinking and rethinking about the action research process. American Educational Research Association 2014 Conference Proceedings.

Parnell, W., & Iorio, J. (2013, April). A/r/tography and action research: Crisis, empowerment, and learning in early childhood. American Educational Research Association 2013 Conference Proceedings.

Parnell, W. (2012, April). Becoming, being, and unbecoming early childhood educator: Male existence in the lives of young children. American Educational Research Association 2012 Conference Proceedings.

Parnell, W. (2011, October). Lessons from becoming, being and unbecoming early childhood educator: Amale existence in the lives of young children. Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education International Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from http://recesite.wikispaces.com/

Parnell, W. (2009, June). Readers theater: Lessons from a meltdown in the midst of beauty.  Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education International Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from http://rece09.com/

Non Refereed Publications or Other Creative Achievements

Articles

Parnell, W. (2012, May). Editorial. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology Special Edition: Phenomenology in Early Childhood Education.

Parnell, W. (2010). A voice for quality. Children’s Institute. Retrieved September 26, 2010 from http://www.childinst.org/images/stories/documents/facilities_interview_will_parnell.pdf

Hutchens, J., & Parnell, W. (2008). Interviews: A child of rights. Sockeye Magazine, 12(2), 19-21.

Reinisch, S., & Parnell, W. (2006). The hundred is there! The role of physical spaces, aesthetic qualities, and documentation in a vibrant learning community. Design Share: Designing for the Future of Learning Online Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2009, from www.designshare.com/index.php/articles/hundred-1.

Book Reviews

Parnell, W. (2008, October). [Review of the book Under deadman’s skin: Violence in children’splay.] Journal of Early Childhood Research6(3), 305-308.

Parnell, W. (2004). [Review of the book Bringing learning to life: The Reggio approach to early childhood education.] Canadian Children: Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children, 29(1), 50-51.

Newsletters

Parnell, W. (2015, Feb). Co-Awards Chair Award Recipient News. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Spring Newsletter. Retrieved from http://naecte.org/docs/E-lettter%20NAECTE%20Winter%202015.pdf

Parnell, W. (2014, Oct). Co-Awards Chair Award News. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Spring Newsletter. Retrieved from http://naecte.org/docs/naecte-fall14v3.pdf

Parnell, W. (2013, May). Region 10 News. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Spring Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.naecte.org/docs/NAECTE%20Spring%202013%20E-letter%20host.pdf

Parnell, W. (2012, Summer). Region 10 News: Oregon and NW Region. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Summer Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.naecte.org/docs/Summer%202012%20eLetter.pdf

Parnell, W. (2010). Preschoolers learn three Rs: Rescue, recycle, and reuse. Graduate School of Education Annual Report. Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://schoolofed.wordpress.com/annual-report/preschoolers-learn-three-rs-rescue-recycle-and-reuse/

Parnell, W. (2009). Palestine Early Childhood Conference. Graduate School of Education Annual Report. Retrieved December 20, 2009, from http://gse.pdx.edu/annual-report/2008-2009/Palestine.html

Parnell, W. (2008). Reggio Emilia, Italy exhibits early childhood model. Graduate School of Education News. Retrieved December 20, 2009, from http://www.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.education/files/media_assets/GSE_News_Jun08.pdf

Newspapers

Castillo, A. (2014, Feb). Parnell, W. quoted in Hillsboro's kindergarten readiness assessment results: Is timed testing appropriate? Oregonian Newspaper, Portland: OR. Retrieved June 15, 2014 from http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/02/hillsboros_kindergarten_readin.htm

Schulzke, E. (2014, Feb). Parnell, W. quoted in Oregon worried over performance of incoming kindergartners. Deseret National News. Retrieved February 25, 2014 from http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596224/Oregon-worried-over-performance-of-incoming-kindergartners.html

 

Contact Me: Will Parnell

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This is the Helen Gordon Child Development Center back playgournd.
I conduct my research in this lab school for young children.
My current project is the Inventing Remida Portland Project

The university and students on our campus care enough to spend an incredible amount of attention on our children's school. The Helen Gordon Child Development Center is located in downtown portland in both an historic building, built in 1928 for children's schooling, and now in a well-designed, beautiful addition. The modern amenities make this workspace unique. I wouldn't want to be anyplace else working with children, families, staff, and university students.

Along with my Associate Professor role coordinating Master's programs, teaching, authoring books and writing research articles, I am the Pedagogical Director of the campus children's schools. I work with Curriculum and Instruction colleagues to support teachers studying early childhood education and research and co-lead pre-service teachers in our GTEP program. I work with many different educational programs: Graduate School of Education , Curriculum and Instruction , & Early Childhood Education.