Faculty Highlights - Spring 2016

May 15, 2016

Portrait of Dr. Couse

Dr. Leslie J. Couse joined the NH LEND faculty in 2002 and has actively participated in the development of the leadership curriculum for the program. She is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her expertise lies in preparing teachers for inclusive early childhood settings through interdisciplinary collaboration with parents, teachers, and service providers. Through community partnerships she researches inclusive teacher education, leadership development for the field of disability, and the use of technology in early education. Dr. Couse is Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education funded Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology Project. Dr. Couse has served as guest editor for a special issue and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and past Governing Board member of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).

Books

Couse, L. J. & Recchia, S. L. (Eds.). (2016). The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education. New York: Routledge.

Couse, L. J. (2016). Addressing the Needs of Young Children with Diverse Abilities and Developmental Differences. In L. J. Couse & S. L. Recchia (Eds.). The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (pp. 257-272). New York: Routledge.

Couse, L. J. & Recchia, S. L. (2016). Future Directions for Early Childhood Teacher Education. In L. J. Couse & S. L. Recchia (Eds.). The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (pp. 379-387). New York: Routledge.

Couse, L. J. & Recchia, S. L. (2016). Introduction. In L. J. Couse & S. L. Recchia (Eds.). The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (pp. xv-xvii). New York: Routledge.