James Hoot

Professor
Early Childhood Research Center, Director

Learning and Instruction

 525 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-4055
  (716) 645-3161
 jhoot@buffalo.edu


Learning and Instruction
Learning and Instruction

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois

Professional and Research Interests

  • Early Childhood Education
  • International Education
  • President, Association for Childhood Education International
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Short Vita

Detailed Vita

Jim graduated from St. Francis College (1972), received his M.Ed. from Virginia State College (1975) and Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois (1978). Dr. Hoot has had extensive teaching experience through his work with the Virginia Teacher Corps and teaching in public and private elementary schools and universities. Over the past decade he has made over 400 presentations to professional organizations in Belgium, Canada, China,Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Finland, Hungary, Israel, the former Soviet Union, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. He has contributed over 120 articles in the fields of early childhood education, educational gerontology, and computer science. He is author of Computers in Early Childhood Education: Issues and Practices (Prentice Hall, 1986), Co-Author (with Steve Silvern) of Writing with Computers in the Early Grades (Teachers College Press, 1988) and senior author (with Leah Adams, Pat Kostell, and Judit Tamas) From the Minds of the World's Children, Association for Childhood Education International, 2004). He has also been Guest Editor of 13 annual theme volumes of Childhood Education, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, and Early Education and Development. In addition, he serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous professional education journals. He is a Past-President of the Association for Childhood Education International and was recently honored as the 2004 recipient of the Patty Smith Hill Lifetime Achievement Award-the highest honor awarded to members of that organization. At the State University of New York at Buffalo Dr. Hoot directs the Early Childhood Research Center, manages a US/AID project in Ethiopia designed to explore the potential of technology for improving primary education and creating greater gender equality, and coordinates the graduate program in Early Childhood Education.

Courses

  • LAI 504: Program Planning and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • LAI 526: Agencies and Services for Children
  • LAI 511 Diversity and The Young Child
  • LAI 661: Research Seminar in Early Childhood Education

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Publications Past Year

Hoot, J. L., & Tadesse, S. (2006). Voices Seldom Heard: Child Prostitutes In Ethiopia. Journal of Children & Poverty,. 12(2), 129-140.

Hoot, J. L., Szente, J., & Tadesse, S. (2006). Early childhood teacher education in Ethiopia: Progress and Emerging Challenges. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 27(2), 185-193.

Szente, J., & Hoot, J. (2007). Exploring the needs of refugee children in our. In L. Adams, & A. Kirova. (Eds.), Global Migration and Education: Schools, Children, and Families. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 219-235.

Wang, C. & Hoot, J. (Eds). (2006) Technology in early childhood education. Early Education and Development, 17, (3).

Wang, C. & Hoot, J. (2006). Information and communication technology in early childhood education. Early Education and Development, 17(3), 317-322.

Szente, J., Hoot, J., & Taylor, D. (July, 2006). Responding to the special needs of refugee children in our schools. Early Childhood Education Journal.

Szente, J., Hoot, J., & Tadesse, S. (2006). Early Childhood Education In Ethiopia: Past and Present Initiatives. International Journal of Early Childhood.

Tadesse, S., & Hoot, J. (2006). Child Prostitutes in Primary Classrooms: Voices from Ethiopia. Childhood Education, 8(2), 75-79.

Abdella, R., Hoot, J., & Tadesse, S. (2006) Seldom Heard Voices: Child Prostitutes in Ethiopia. International Journal of Early Childhood, 38(2), 81-85.

Presentations of Past Year

Hoot, J. L. (2006, October). Sharing your ideas for the world’s children through professional publication: Practical ideas for beginning authors. Keynote presentation for the International Academic Seminar, Kangnam University, Seoul, Korea.

Hoot, J. L. (2006, October). Exploring the needs of refugee children in the world’s schools. Presented at the 4th Biennial International Conference of World OMEP and the Korean Society for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea.

Hoot, J. L. (2006, October). Building collaborations with teachers and children of the world. Presented at the 4th Biennial International Conference of World OMEP and the Korean Society for Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Korea.

Hoot, J. L. (2006, April). Responding to the unique needs of refugee children in our schools. Presented with Judit Szente at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, San Antonio, TX.

Hoot, J. L. (2006, April). Using Technology for Teaching Skills and Developing International Friendships in the Early Years. Presented with Judit Szente at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, San Antonio, TX.

Hoot, J. L. (2006, April). Sharing your ideas with the world through professional publications: Do’s and don’t’s for beginners. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, San Antonio, TX.

Appointments

Jim Hoot (LAI) was a guest editor for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education theme issue of Preparing Early Childhood Teachers for the New Millennium. (September 2001 Bulletin)

Grants

Jim Hoot (LAI) received $186,000 for one year to extend his P.I. US/AID Grant, Building Long-term Collaborations for the Improvement of Primary Education in Ethiopia. (September 2001 Bulletin)

Presentations

Hoot, J.L. (2006, October). Building collaborations with teachers and children of the world. Paper presented at the 4th biennial international conference of the Korean Society for Early Childhood Education in collaboration with World OMEP, Seoul, Korea.

Hoot, J.L. (2006, October). Exploring the needs of refugee children in the world's schools. Paper presented at the 4th biennial international conference of the Korean Society for Early Childhood Education in collaboration with World OMEP, Seoul, Korea.

Hoot, J.L. (2006, October). Sharing your ideas for the world's children through professional publication: Practical ideas for beginning authors. Keynote presented at the Internationl Academic Seminar, Kangnam University, Seoul, Korea.

Hoot, J.L. (2007, April). Responding to the special needs of African refugee children in U.S. schools: Social/emotional and academic strategies for educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Hoot, J.L. (2007, May). Teachers and teaching: Challenges and opportunities. Research session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International, Tampa, FL.

Hoot, J.L. (2007, May). Writing for professional publication: Getting started. Research session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International Tampa, FL.