Primary Research Interests
History of education; childhood studies; comparative and international education
An introduction to Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on early learning environments that meet the diverse needs of young children, and the roles of the early childhood educators within these environments. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.Fall Term 2020
Kirova, A., Prochner, L., & Massing, C. (2020). Learning to teach young children. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Prochner, L., Cleghorn, A., Kirova, A., & Massing, C. (2018). La formación de docentes en contextos diversos: crear espacios para la intersección de visiones del mundo (O. Ocaña-Quintana, Trans.). Cali: Universidad del Valle Press.
May, H., Nawrotzki, K., & Prochner, L. (Eds.) (2017). Kindergarten narratives on Froebelian education: Transnational investigations. London: Bloomsbury Press.
Prochner, L., Cleghorn, A., Kirova, A., & Massing, C. (2016). Teacher education in diverse settings: Making space for intersecting worldviews. Rotterdam: Sense.
May, H., Kaur, B., & Prochner, L. (2014). Empire, education, and indigenous childhoods: Nineteenth-century missionary infant schools in three British colonies (foreword by M. Greenwood & S. de Leeuw). Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Cleghorn, A., & Prochner, L., with Isaza, L., & Hoyos, L.M. (2014). Matices de la Globalización en los Entornos de Primera Infancia: Puntos de vista de India, Sudáfrica, Canadá y Colombia (Shades of globalization in four early childhood settings: Views from India, South Africa, Canada, and Columbia) (afterword by J. Ball). Bogotá: Fundación Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE).
Book Chapters and Encyclopaedia Entries
Prochner, L. (2020). Nursery schools and classes. S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of child and adolescent development. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.
Prochner, L. (2019). ‘Placing a school at the tail of a plough’: The European roots of Indian industrial schools in Canada. In S. Carr-Stewart (Ed.). From disconnection to reconciliation: Indigenous education in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press/Purich Books.
Prochner, L., & Nawrotski, K. (2019). The origins of the current era of early childhood care and education. In N. File, C. Brown, & M. McMullen (Eds.), Handbook on early childhood education. Wiley.
Prochner, L. (2019). History of childhood in Canada. Bloomsbury education and childhood studies. London: Bloomsbury. https://www.becs-bloomsbury.com/
Prochner, L. (2019). Historical context of primary education in Canada. Bloomsbury education and childhood studies. London: Bloomsbury. https://www.becs-bloomsbury.com/
Arce Hai, A., & Prochner, L. (2018). Aproximando-se da ‘caixa preta da escolarização’: uma análise da Revista do Jardim de Infância (1896-1897). In A.C. Bortoleto Nery (Ed.), Pedagógica na Ibero-América: local, nacional e transnaciona. São Paulo, Brazil: Alameda.
Prochner, L., & Kirova, A. (2018). Early childhood education in Canada. In J.L. Roopnarine, J. E. Johnson, S. Quinn, & M. Patte (Eds.), Handbook of international perspectives on early childhood education (pp. 392-408). Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Kirova, A., Massing, C., Cleghorn, A., & Prochner, L. (2018). Complexities of insider-outsider positioning in a comparative study of early childhood teacher education. In S. Akpovo, M.M. Moran, & R.A. Brookshire (Eds.), Collaborative cross-cultural research methodologies in early care and education contexts (pp. 99-115). Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Prochner, L., Cleghorn, A., Kirova, A., & Massing, C. (2017). Preparing early childhood educators in diverse settings: Making space for integrated worldviews. In F.-M. Konrad, P. Erath, & M. Rossa (Eds.), Der kindergarten als bildungseininrichtung (pp. 151 - 163). Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.
Prochner, L. (2017). Tracking kindergarten as a traveling idea. In H. May, K. Nawrotzki, & L. Prochner (Eds.), Kindergarten narratives on Froebelian education: Transnational investigations (pp. 1-12). London: Bloomsbury Press.
Prochner, L., & Kirova, A. (2017). Kindergarten at the Dewey School, University of Chicago, 1898-1903. In H. May, K. Nawrotzki, & L. Prochner (Eds.), Kindergarten narratives on Froebelian education: Transnational investigations (pp. 99-119). London: Bloomsbury Press.
Kirova, A., Lambrev, V., & Prochner, L. (2020). Education reforms for inclusion? Interrogating policy-practice disjunctions in early childhood education in Bulgaria. Education Inquiry.
Kirova, A., Massing, C., Prochner, L., & Cleghorn, A. (2016). Shaping the ‘habits of mind’ of diverse learners in early childhood teacher education through PowerPoint: An illustrative case. Journal of Pedagogy, 7(1), 59-78.
Kirova, A., Massing, C., Prochner, L., Cleghorn, A. (2016). Educating early childhood educators in Canada: A bridging program for immigrant and refugee childcare practitioners. Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies, 2, 64-82.
Kirova, A., & Prochner, L. (2015). Otherness in pedagogical theory and practice: The case of Roma. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 61(4), 1-18.
Woitte S., & Prochner, L. (2015). ‘The history of early childhood education affects everything’: Pre-service early childhood teachers’ connection to educational history. Early Childhood Education (Alberta), 43(1), 27-30.
Prochner, L., Cleghorn, A., Kirova, A., Massing, C. (2014). Culture and practice in early childhood teacher education: A comparative and qualitative study. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, 1(1), 18-34.