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Department of Elementary Education

Elementary Education Faculty Members

picture of Dr. Andrea NoelDr. Andrea M. Noel, Chair
OMB 221
(845) 257 2896
noela@newpaltz.edu

Courses Usually Taught:
The Development of Symbolic Representation, Language and Literacy
Reading Development, Birth through Kindergargen
Child, Family, and School 1 and 2
Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in the Elementary School

Current Projects:
Investigating grant funding with Dr. Katheleen Lord
Writing manuscripts on research results from my sabbatical in Australia

Research Interests:
School Readiness
School Transition
Early Reading Development

Recent Publications:

Recent Publications:

Noel, A. M. (2010). Perceptions of school readiness in one Queensland primary school. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood Education. 35(2), 28-35.

Noel, A. M. & Newman, J. (2008). Mothers' plans for children during the kindergarten hold-out year. Early Child Development and Care, 178(3), 289-303.

Noel, A. M. (2007). Elements of a Winning Field Trip. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 44(1), 42-44.

Noel, A. M. & Colopy, M. (2006). Making history field trips meaningful: Teachers' and site educators' perspectives on teaching materials. Theory and Research in Social Education,34(4), 553-568.

Yang, H. & Noel, A. M. (2006). The developmental characteristics of four- and five-year-old preschoolers’ drawing: An analysis of scribbles, placement patterns, emergent writing, and name writing in archived spontaneous drawing samples. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 6(2), 145-162.

Noel, A. M. & Cash, J. (2006). Theme Bee: A second grade class follows honeybees throughout the seasons in this integrated study. Science and Children, 43(7), 22-27.

Noel, A. M. (2006). Adding excitement and relevance to elementary social studies instruction with the use of primary sources. In: J. K. Richards, (Ed.), International Perspectives on Education and Training. Athens, Greece: The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), pp. 333-342.

About me:
I love to travel, especially to Europe. My hobbies are: keeping up with my husband Jeff and my three children: Adam (21), Corinna (19), and Sophia (10).  I enjoy the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks.