Research

Research Interests

  • Technology and digital media use in early childhood
  • Early STEM practices
  • Adult-child interactions (parent-child joint engagement, teacher-child interactions)
  • Parenting in the 21st century (parental involvement, father involvement, raising multilingual children)

Publications

  • Izci, B., & Jones, I. (in press). An Exploratory Study of Turkish Fathers’ Involvement in the Lives of Their Preschool Aged Children. The Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change.
  • Tekindal, S., Roehrig, A. D., Jakiel, M. L., Arrastia, M. C., Rawls, E. S., & Izci, B. (in press). American and Turkish Preservice Teachers’ Classroom Management Beliefs: Developing a Cross-Cultural Measure. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning.

Manuscripts in Preparation (in order of completion)

  • Izci, B., Yalcin, Y., & Bahcekapili, T. A. Parental Decisions about Young Children’s Tablet Use-Comparison Between the United States and Turkey. (This blog post presents our key findings for Turkish context)
  • Chen, S., Phillips, B., & Izci, B. Factors That Influence Teacher-Child Relationships in Head Start – Voices of Teachers.
  • Izci, B., Jones, I., & Chen, S. Tablets: Tools or Toys in Early Childhood Years? Implications for Research and Practice

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Chen, S, Phillips, B., & Izci, B. (April, 2017). Teacher-Child Relational Conflict in Head Start – Exploring the Roles of Child Behavior, Teacher Stress and Bias, and Classroom Environment. Poster presentation at Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD). Austin, TX.
  • Izci, B., Jones, I. & Chen, S. (February, 2017). How the Home Environment Predicts Children’s Success in STEM- Insights from TIMSS and Beyond. Symposia presentation at 40th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA)-Richmond, VA.
  • Chen, S., Phillips, B., & Izci, B. (April, 2016). Factors That Influence Teacher-Child Relationships in Head Start – Voices of Teachers. Poster presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.
  • Izci, B., & Chen, S. (February, 2016). Understanding Parents’ Perspectives about Young Children’s Tablet Use. Paper presentation at 39th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA)-Hilton Head Island, SC.
  • Roehrig, A., Jakiel, L., Rawls, E., Dentzau, A., Tekindal, S., & Izci, B. (April, 2015). American and Turkish Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs about the Effectiveness of Classroom Management Practices: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Roundtable presentation at American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.
  • Izci, B. (February, 2015). Parents’ Beliefs and Attitudes about Children’s Touch Screen Tablet Use. Symposia presentation at 38th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA)-Sarasota, FL.
  • Tours, S., Izci, B., Kervin, T., Lyons, J., & Simsar, A. (August, 2014). The Deterioration of Play in the American Kindergarten. Paper presentation at 3rd Biennial EARLI SIG 5 Conference- Learning and Development in Early Childhood- Jyvaskyla, Finland.
  • Izci, B. (February, 2014). An Exploratory Study of Turkish Fathers’ Involvement in the Lives of Their Preschool Aged Children. Paper presentation at 37th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA)-Jacksonville, FL. 

     

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