Alcorn professor publishes article in state journal

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 26, 2009

LORMAN — Dr. LaShundia Carson, assistant professor in the Department of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State University, published the article, “A Comparative Analysis of the Quality of Pre-School Programs Among Middle and Low Income Populations in Jackson, MS,” in the Spring, 2009 Mississippi’s Action for Progress Journal.

The article examined the educational preparation of teachers working in pre-school environments.

Her research focused on urban area centers of Jackson.

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Findings indicated that teachers with bachelor’s degree in early childhood education were more effective than those without a degree in their lesson delivery. Students attending preschool programs with teachers holding bachelor’s degrees were better prepared to enter public kindergarten programs than those taught by teachers without degrees. Carson, who is interested in early childhood education, teaches reading classes at Alcorn State University.