Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri

Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
215 College of Education

 Tues. 5.30-6.30

 Wed. 8-9

Thurs. 8 -9

Additional hours by personal Appointment

 

313-577-0953 Office Phone
313-577-4091 Fax

Education

Graduate:           

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL  Ph.D., 1987.             
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. M.S, 1972.             
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. M.Sc., Child Development Major. 1966.             
  • Balkanji-Bari, Child Welfare Association of India. Graduate Diploma in Child Welfare. 1964.         

Baccalaureate:  

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. B.Sc. Child Development Major. 1963.        

High School:     

  • Barnes High School, India. Overseas School Certificate of Cambridge, England. 1958.

Biography

  • 1990-09 College of Education, Wayne State University, Associate Professor.
  • 1987-90 University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX. Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education.          
  • 1973-81 New York City Community College, CUNY, New York, NY. Lecturer in Early Childhood Education.
  • 1970      Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. Lecturer in Child Development.     
  • 1968-70 Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. Director of University Preschool.     
  • 1967-70 Maharaja  Sayajirao University, Baroda, India. Assistant Lecturer in Child Development.     
  • 1965-67 Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India.  Kindergarten Head Teacher, University Preschool.
  • 1964-65 Bombay International Schools, Bombay, India. Kindergarten Teacher.   

Responsibilities

Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education.

Teaching: Under graduate and graduate courses. Guide masters and doctoral thesis.

Scholarship: Conduct research in early childhood education and publish scholarly articles.

Service: Serve on various University and College level committees.
 

Academic Interests

Dr. Bhavnagri's primary academic interest is in the field of early childhood education and child development. Her additional interest includes women's education in developing countries, international education, multicultural education, interdisciplinary education, education related to immigrants, activism and social justice. Her recent growing interest is in museum education along with technology, as a vital community resource for immigrant parent-child dyads' integration into American society.

Area Of Expertise

Ladd (1992) stated her first publication on linkages between parent and peer socialization “has evolved into a new paradigm within development psychology, and stimulated considerable research on mechanisms that link the two domains.”

Research Interests

Dr. Bhavnagri's research grants and research publications interests include topics such as children’s socialization by peers, parents, grandparents, and teachers; immigrant children and families; and Headstart children’s socialization and use of computers.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Education: Family Commpity School Partnership
  • Elementary Education: Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice
  • Early Childhood Education: Goals and Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Education: Student Teaching
  • Teacher Education: Introductory research methods
  • Techer Education: Masters Terminal Project

Community Engagement Activities

She has contributed to the academic community as a reviewer for Childhood Education, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Early Education and Development, Early Childhood Research and Practice. She also enjoys being a guest reviewer on other journals such as, Journal of Family Psychology, Multicultural Perspective.

2017-2019. She with her student Ms. Marion Tate worked with parents of Bridge Academy in learning to use technology and museums as a community resource.

2014-2016. She with Dr. Waker, worked with parents using Mobiles out in the community as an educational resource.

Additionally, she enjoys participating cultural and historical activities such as visiting museums, musical programs, theater and ethnic restaurants; traveling; and viewing TV. programs such as pbs and C-Span.

Awards

  • 2010 – 2013       Cited in Madison Who’s Who Registry Network of Professionals         
  • 2010/ 2011         Cited in Strathmore Who’s Who World Wide. Registry & Global Networks                            for Executives & Professionals
  • 2010                  Technology Award. Wayne State University.
  • 2009                  Wayne State University. Awarded Faculty Sabbatical. (Jan to May)             
  • 1994                  Wayne State University. Awarded Faculty Sabbatical. (Sept to Dec).
  • 1995                  OMEP-USNC. World Organization for Early Childhod Education. Service                           Award.           
  • 1989                 Alumni Achievement Award. Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India.                                Human Development and Family Studies.
  • 1989                 Ford Foundation Fellowship to Baroda, India.  An International Workshop on                            Women Households and Development: Building a Database.
  • 1985                 Fulbright-Hays Group Grant, India. Visiting Universities researching women'                           and child care issues. 
  • 1984-85            University of Illinois.College of Education. Graduate Fellowship.
  • 1983-84            University of Illinois. College of Education. Leticia Walsh Fellowship for                                     Outstanding doctoral student in education.
  • 1983-84            University of Illinois. College of Educate. Graduate Fellowship.
  • 1982                 University of Illinois. Women in International Development.                                                        won university wide essay competition.           
  • 1979-80             New York City Community College, CUNY. Student Government Association.                           Outstanding Teacher Award.
  • 1965-66             Ford Foundation Scholarship to do a Masters Degree in Child Development.
  • 1971                  American Association of University Fellowship, (AAUW) Purdue Branch.
  • 1971                  American Association of University Fellowship (AAUW) International Award.

 

Grants

  • 2017-2019. Communications Telecommunications Network (CTN) on Museum Technology and Integration of Parent-Child Dyad in American Society. Co-principal Investigator: Marion Tate

    $ 16, 012
  • 2014-2016. Communications Telecommunications Network (CTN) on parents using Mobiles out in the community as an educational resource. Co-principal Investigator: Mary Waker

    $10,700
  • 2005-2006. The Skillman Center for Children, Summer Faculty Scolarship (Single Finalist in Competition Grant). Community Agency for Grandparenting

       $ 7,000

  • 1996 - 1997. Michigan Department of Education. Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds Expansion. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton,

        $90, 000

  • 1996 - 1997. Michigan Department of Education Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton                     

        $210,000

  • 1995-1996.  Michigan Department of Education. Early Experiences for Urban Children:  Four Year Olds.  Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $210,000  

  • 1995-1996. Michigan Department of Education Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $54,000  

  • 1994-1995. Michigan Department of Education Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $210,000

  • 1994-1995. Michigan Department of Education. Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $54,000     

  • 1993-1994. Michigan Department of Education Early Experiences for Urban Children:     Four Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $90,000

  • 1993-1994 Michigan Department of Education. Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $40,000

  • 1992-1993    Michigan Department of Educatton. Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

$90,000

  • 1992-1993  Michigan Department of Education. Early Experiences for Urban Children: Three Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $40,000

  • 1991-1992  Michigan Department of Education. Early Experiences for Urban Children: Four Year Olds. Co-principal Investigators: Sharon Elliott, Carole Hamilton

        $90,000 

Presentations

  • Forty-five Refereed National and International Presentations on various academic topics, such as multicultural education, cross-cultural parenting, mobile learning, computers and social interactions of Head Start children, historical research on women, children and families, authentic assessment and portdfolios, social interactions and social cognition, women's education in developing socities and national development, interagency collaborations, and home-community- school relationships. (International presentations were done in Canada, Australia, England and India.)
  • Forty-four Refereed Regional and Local Presentations were done on various academic topics which have been listed above for national andinternational presentation.

 

Publications

 Chapters Published


1.     Authored Chapters

Bhavnagri, N. P.  (1994). Child development and household behaviors. In R. Boorah, K.

       Cloud, S. Seshadri, T. S. Saraswathi, J. Peterson, & A.Verma (Eds.), Capturing

       complexity: An interdisciplinary look at women, households and development (pp.210-227).

        New  Delhi: Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd. (Refereed Chapter)

 

Bhavnagri, N. (1987). Socialization of the infants: Two case studies.

In F. M. Magrabi & A. Verma (Eds.), Household resources and their changing relationships:

Case studies in Gujarat, India (pp.69-78). Urbana-Champaign                            

College of Agriculture: University of Illinois. (Monogragh).

 

Bhavnagri, N. (1986). Mother-Infant Interactions in various cultural Settings.

In L. G. Katz (Ed.), Current topics in early childhood: Vol. 6. (pp. 1-32).

Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corporation. (Refereed Chapter).

 

2. Co-Authored Chapters

Bhavnagri, N., P. & Willete, L. (2011). Children’s Literature and Understanding Immigrant Children. In Robert V. Nata (Ed.) Progress in Education. Vol. 21 Hauppauge, N. Y.: Nova Science Publishers. 1-24.

 

Ramaswamy, V., Bhavnagri, N., & Barton, E., (2008). Social support and parenting behaviors influence grandchildren’s social competence In B. Hayslip & P. Kaminski (Eds.), Parenting the Custodial Child: Implications for clinical practice (pp. 165-178), New York. NY: Springer.

 

Beilat, V. & Bhavnagri, N. (2006). Vygotsky’s Theory and Standards as Frameworks for Library instruction in a Research Methods Course. In D. Cook & T Cooper (Eds.) Teaching

       Information Literacy to Education and Social Sciences Students and Practitioners:

       A Second Case Book of Applications. Association of College and Research Libraries

       Press. (Competitive proposal submitted and then accepted as a chapter).

 

Parke, R. D., Carson, J., Burks, V., & Bhavnagri, N. (1989). Alternatives pathways:

Modes of family peer relationships. In M.A. Luszcz & M.T. Neetlebeck (Ed.),

Psychological development: Perspectives across the life span

(pp. 15- 24). New York: North Holland Associates, Elsevier Science.

 

Parke, R. D., & Bhavnagri, N. (1989). Parents as managers of Children's social relationships.

In D. Belle (Ed.), Children's social networks and social supports (pp.241- 259).

New York:  Wiley.

 

Parke, R. D., MacDonald, K. B., Burks, V. M., Bhavnagri, N., Barth, J., & Beitel. A. (1989).

       Family and peer systems: In search of the linkages. In K. Kreppner & R. M. Lerner (Ed.), Family systems and life development (pp. 65-92). Hillsdale, N. J.:Erlbaum.

 

Parke, R. D., MacDonald, K. B., Beitel A., & Bhavnagri. N. (1988). The role

of the family in the development of peer relationships. In R. DeV.Peters &

R. J. McMahon (Ed.), Social learning and systems approaches to marriage and the

family (pp. 17-44). New York: Brunner Mazel.

 

Johnson, E., & Bhavnagri. N., (1987). Visitors view a village. In F. M. Magrabi & A. Verma

(Eds.), Household resources and their changing relationships: Case studies in Gujarat,

India. (pp. 9-18). Urbana-Champaign College of Agriculture: University of Illinois.

(Monograph).

 

Mason, J. M., McCormick C., & Bhavnagri. N. (1986). How are you going to help me learn?

Lesson negotiations between a teacher and Preschool Children. In D. Yaden & S.

Templeton (Ed.), Metalinguistic awareness and beginning literacy (pp.159-197). New Hampshire: Heinemann Portsmouth.

Editorships of Books/Proceedings/Journals

  • 2015-2019  On Editorial Board of Early Childhood Research and Practice
  • Bhavnagri, N. P., (2001) Guest Editor of Annual Theme Issue on “The Global Village: Migration and Education” Childhood Education. Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). 77, 5.
  • Yates, B., Bhavnagri, N., & Borooah, R. (1985-1986). Women in International Development: Multidisciplinary Curriculum Guide. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois.   (I was one of three editors of a set of twelve guides on topics such as women's work, women's education, child care, developmental nutrition, households and families, gender in equity, and   feminization of poverty).

Journal Articles Published

1.     Refereed Journals

Bhavnagri N & Kamash. S. (2019). Museum Education on Arab-American Immigrant's Culture Promoting Cognitive and Affective Outcomes: A Vygotskian Perspective. School Community Journal. Spring /Summer Issue, 29, 1.

Jannise, H. C., Li, X., Bhavnagri, N. P. Espisoto, C. Stanton, B. (2018). A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Computers on Cognitive Development of Low-income, African American Preschool Children. Early Education and Development. 29, 2, 229-244.

Jannise, H. C., Bhavnagri, N. P., Li, X., Stanton, B. Jones, S. Butler-Jones, S. (2014). Impact of Classroom Computer Availability on Preschoolers’ Social Interactions. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field. 17 (3), 16-34.

Mabry. M. & Bhavnagri. N. (2012). Perspective taking of immigrant Children: Children’s Literature and Activities. Multicultural Education. 19(3), 48-54.

Molenda, C. F., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (2009). Cooperation through movement education and children’s literature. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(2), 153-159.

Fish, M. A., Li, X., McCarrick, K., Butler, S. T., Stanton, B. Brumitt, G. A. Bhavnagri   N. B., Holtrop T. Partridge, T.  (2008). Early Childhood Computer Experience and Cognitive Development Among Urban Low-Income Preschoolers. Journal of Educational Computing Research. 38 (1), 537-553. 

McCarrick, K., Li, X., Fish, A. M., Holtrop, T., Bhavnagri, N. P., Brumitt, G. A., Butler, S. T., Stanton, B. & Ty. P. (2007). The Association of Parental Involvement in Young Children’s Computer Use and Cognitive Development. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field. 10 (2), 67-82.  

Bhavnagri, N. P. & Prosperi J. D. (2007) The Challenge to Equality: “We made it, Why Can’t You?” Multicultural Education. 14 (3), 56-60.

Bhavnagri, N. P., Krolikowski, S., Vaswani, T. G. (2006) Interagency Collaboration For Culturally Diverse Immigrant Children and Families: A Case Study with Historical and Contemporaneous Perspective Childhood Education. 83. 6-11

Bhavnagri, N. & Bielat V. (2005) Faculty-Librarian Collaboration to Teach Research              
        Skills: Electronic Symbiosis.The Reference Librarian, 89/90, 121-138.

Elliott, S., Snyder, J., Larson, M., Bhavnagri, N., Hamilton, C., Miller, A., & Freirson, P. Windermuth, J. (2003) Linking National Standards:  A Reflective Process. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.   23,1-9

Creech, N., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (2002). Teaching elements of story through drama to first graders. Childhood Education. 79, 4, 219-224. 

Philips J. S., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (2002) Philips J. S. Maasai Education and migratory lifestyles:   Challenges and Empowerment. Childhood Education. 78, 3, 140-146.


Bhavnagri, N. P. (2001) The Global Village: Migration and education. Childhood Education. 77, 5, 256-259.

 

Rubin, L. & Bhavnagri, N. P. (2001). Voices of Recent Chaldean Adolescent

Immigrant’s Experiences. Childhood Education. 77, 5, 308-312.


Gonzalez-Mena, J. & Bhavnagri, N.P. (2001) Helping ECE professionals understand cultural

differences in sleeping practices. Child Care Information Exchange. March/April, 138, 91-93.

 

Bhavnagri, N. P. & Krolikowski, S. (2000). Home-community visits during an era of reform (1870-1920). Early Childhood Research and Practice. 2, 1, 1-39

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v2n1/bhavnagri.html  (Electronic Refereed Research Journal)

Gonzalez-Mena, J., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (2000). Diversity and infant caregiving.

Young Children. 55, 5, 31-35.

Bhavnagri, N. P. (1999). Low income African American mothers’ parenting stress and instructional strategies to promote peer relationships in preschool children. Early Education and Development, 10, 551-571.25

 

Bhavnagri, N. P., & Vaswani, T. G. (1999). Expanded roles of teachers

for the 21Century: An Indian Context. Childhood Education.  75, 297-303.

[This article is reprinted in Annual Editions Multicultural Education, Dushkin McGraw Hill Spring 2000]

 

Honigman, J. J. & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1998) Painting with Scissors: Art education beyond Production. Childhood Education, 74, 205-212.

Bhavnagri, N. P & Gonzalez-Mena, J., (1997). The cultural context of infant Caregiving Childhood Education, 74, 2-14. [This article is reprinted in Eve-Marie Arce (Ed.)

Perspectives in Early Childhood Education, Houghton Mifflin, 1999)  

Rodricks-Athans, L., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1996). Effective teaching strategies on AIDS education.

Childhood Education, 73, 66-72.

 

Patel, N., Power, T., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1996). Socialization values and practices of Indian immigrant parents: Correlates of modernity and acculturation. Child Development, 67, 302-313.

 

Bhavnagri. N. P., & Samuels, B.  G. (1996). Children's literature and activities promoting social cognition of peer relationships in preschoolers. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 11, 307-331.

 

Bhavnagri, N. P., & Samuels, B.G. (1996). Making and keeping friends: Using children's literature and activities to promote understanding of peer relationships in young children. Childhood Education, 72, 219-224.

 

Moening, A. P., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1996). Effects of the showcase writing portfolio process on first graders' writing. Early Education and Development, 7, 179-199.

 

Bhavnagri, N. P. (1995). An interview with professor Amita Verma: A leader in early childhood education in India. Childhood Education, 71, 156-160.

[This article is reprinted in ACEI (1996) International Perspectives:

Readings from Childhood Education Maryland: Author]

 

Adams, L., Bhavnagri, N., & Wehking, M. (1994) The International Year of the Family: A view from Michigan. The Beacon, 13 (1), 1-3.

 

Snyder, J., Elliott, S., Bhavnagri, N. P. & Boyer, J. (Winter 93-94). Beyond assessment: University/school collaboration in portfolio review and the challenge to program improvement. Action in Teacher Education XV (4), 55-60.

[This article is reprinted in Burke, K. (Ed.).  Professional Portfolios Arlington Heights, Illinois: IRI/Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc.]

 

Bhavnagri, N. P., & Parke, R.D. (1991). Parents as direct facilitators of children's peer relationships: Effects of age of child and sex of parent. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 8, 423-440.

 

Eheart, B., Steinkamp, M., & Bhavnagri, N. (1990) An innovative undergraduate child care training program and Its relationship to the education reform movement. Children and Youth Services Review. 12, 309-326. 

Abstracts Published in Academic Journals 

The following abstracts are published in Resources In Education. 

           Brown, N. L., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1996). Effects of an early intervention program on stress and

teaching ability of single mothers of young multiply impaired children. (ERIC Document ED 398 678).

 

Erlich, B. J., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1996). Teacher change using reflective practice when attempting to move toward a Reggio Emilia approach. (ERIC Document ED 386 295).

 

Moening, A., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1995). Showcase writing portfolios:  An instructional strategy for first graders. (ERIC Document ED 376 476).

                                                                                                                                                         Howe, D., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1994). Single, African-American, low income mother's

child-rearing practices and stressors and their relationship to children's prosocial behavior and peer status. (ERIC Document ED 373 877).

 

Snyder, J., Elliott, S., Bhavnagri, N. P., & Boyer, J. (1993). Beyond assessment: University/school collaborations in portfolio review and the challenge to program improvement (ERIC Document ED 359 158).

 

DesChens, K., & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1993). Japan through folktales and activities:  A unit for kindergarten. (ERIC Documents ED 352 212).

 

 Lewis, E., & Bhavnagri, N. (1992). Effect of home versus day care environment on the receptive and expressive language development of four year olds. (ERIC Document ED 350 082).

 

Gieche, A. & Bhavnagri, N. P. (1992). Effects of crack cocaine on the urban child. (ERIC Document ED 350 794).

 

Rhee, M., & Bhavnagri, N. (1991). Four-year-old children's peer interactions when playing with a computer. (ERIC Document ED 342 466).

 

Bhavnagri, N. (1984). Mother infant interactions in various cultural settings.

(ERIC Document ED 247 028).