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Presentations

SATOMI IZUMI TAYLOR

Professor

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

Office Location: 400C Ball Hall

Phone: (901) 678-5363

Email: sitaylor@memphis.edu

  • Presentations (Refereed)
  • Lichtman, M., & Taylor, S. I. (March, 1993). Conducting and reporting case studies. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta, GA  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Lichtman, M. (November, 1993). The relationship between playfulness and creativity of Japanese Preschool children. Biennial meeting of the 2nd National Head Start Research Conference, Washington DC.  
  • Taylor, S. I. (September, 1993). Japanese culture and families. Presented to graduate students in ICL 7706 (Family and community relations for teachers) at the University of Memphis.  
  • Taylor, S. I. (January, 1994). Playfulness: How it relates to creativity. Annual meeting of the California Kindergarten Conference, San Francisco, CA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Ogawa, T. (March, 1994). A comparison of Japanese and American children's playfulness. Annual meeting of the Japanese Educational Research Institute of Early Childhood, Tokyo, Japan.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (October, 1994). Survival techniques for directors. The Memphis Association of Young Children Fall Mini-Conference. Memphis, TN  
  • Taylor, S. I. (February, 1994). Cross-cultural research. Presented to the Child and Family Research Group, the Department of Psychology, the University of Memphis.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (November, 1994). Teacher empowerment in Professional Development Schools. 23 Annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Nashville, TN  
  • Morris, V. & Taylor, S. I. (December, 1994). Mentoring urban African-American children at risk: A school-university-community partnership. Annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (December, 1994). Empowering parents as partners and leaders in early childhood: The role of the director. The Memphis Association of Young Children Fall Mini-Conference, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (February, 1995). Creating and nurturing Professional Development Schools without major funding: A symposium. Annual conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit, Michigan.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (February, 1995). Preparing preservice teachers to take leadership roles in parent involvement/education programs in schools. Annual conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit, Michigan.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Ogawa, T. (August, 1995). Play and children. XXI World Congress of OMEP, Yokohama, Japan.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., Wasson, R., & Knight, J. (October, 1995). Considerations of children's outdoor play environments: Cross-cultural awareness. 41st Annual Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Wasson, R. (November, 1995). Changing roles and relationships in an urban professional Development School partnership. 24th Annual Meeting of Mid-South Educational Research Association, Biloxi, Miss.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Wasson, R., & Lichtman, M. (April, 1996). If at first you don't succeed, ganbare, ganbare, ganbare! Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.  
  • Wasson, R., Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., & Knight, J. (March, 1996). Diverse perspectives of participants in a kindergarten mentoring program organized and implemented by non-school personnel. 47th Annual Conference of the Southern Early Childhood Association, Little Rock, AR.  
  • Morris, G., Taylor, S. I., & Himel, M. (October, 1996). Young children in violent times: Creating caring and peaceful classroom environments. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Nashville, TN.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (November, 1996). Young children in violent times: Creating caring and peaceful classroom environments, Annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dallas, TX.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I., Knight, J., & Wasson, R. (February, 1997). Preparing teachers to reach out to families and communities. Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (February, 1997). Involving families in education: Using diverse teaching and assessment strategies to prepare teachers for this role. Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I. (March, 1997). Family involvement in education: The role of teacher education. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Morris, V. (March, 1997). Playfulness of Japanese and American children. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Wasson, R., & Morris, V. (March, 1997). Occupational aspirations of Japanese and American children. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Morris, V., & Taylor, S. I., Knight, J. (November, 1997). Using diverse instructional and assessment strategies to prepare teacher candidates for involving families in education. Teacher Education Initiative Annual Symposium, Memphis, TN.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Morris, V., & Knight, J. (April, 1998). Inclusion in a Japanese preschool. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research, San Diego, CA.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., Knight, J. (February, 1998). Mentor-teaching as a source of professional development in a school-university partnership. Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Knight, J. (April, 1998). Are beginning teachers prepared to involve families in education? Annual meeting of the American Educational Research, San Diego, CA.  
  • Morris, V., Morris, C., & Taylor, S. I. (April, 1998). We did it once; can we do it again? Creating caring and nurturing educational environments for African American children. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research, San Diego, CA  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Rogers, C. (February, 1999). The relationship between playfulness and creativity of Japanese preschool children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of The Association for the Study of Play. Santa Fe, New Mexico.  
  • Wilson, J., & Taylor, S. I. (October, 1999). A comparison of moral development between Japanese and American children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis, TN.  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Brinson, S. (October, 1999). Children as problem solvers: Anti-bullying programs in early childhood settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Memphis,  
  • Morris, V., Taylor, S. I., & Brinson, S. (November, 1999). Children as problem solvers: Anti-bullying programs in early childhood settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Wilson, J. (April, 2000). Moral development of Japanese and American children:   A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Taylor, S. I., & Wilson, J. (April, 2000). Moral development of Japanese and American children: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Dodd, A., & Wilson, J. (February, 2001). Playfulness and creativity in the lives of children. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Association for the study of Play. San Diego, California.  
  • Rogers, C., & Taylor, S. I. (February, 2002). Playfulness among Swedish and Japanese children: A comparative study. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Play. Santa Fe, NM.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (April, 2002). A qualitative study of American and Japanese kindergarteners' moral development. Paper presented to the annual meeting of AERA. New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (April, 2002). Occupational aspirations of American and Japanese firstgraders. Paper presented to the annual meeting of AERA. New Orleans, LA.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Dodd, A., & Morris, V. (November, 2002). Young children in stressful times: Creating caring and peaceful classroom environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Rogers, C., & Dodd, A. (November, 2002). Meaning of play. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.  
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (November, 2002). The right to play. Paper presented at the annual meeting   of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. New York.
  • Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (April, 2003). The concept of hansei (reflection) of parents, family members,   and teachers of Japanese kindergartners. Paper presented to the annual meeting of AERA. Chicago.
  • Taylor, S. I., Abdi, W., & Dodd, A. (November, 2003). Sciencing with young children: How to   teach science in playful and meaningful ways. Paper presented to at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim, California.
  •  Kaneda, T., Watanabe, Y., Goshiki, T., Nagasaki, I., & Taylor, S. I. (September, 2003). Personality   development of school children and early childhood care and education. European Early Childhood Education Research Association. Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Taylor, S. I., Dodd, A., & Koizumi, Y. (April, 2004). What Japanese college students say about reflection: A qualitative study. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, California.  
  •  Abdi, W., Taylor, S. I., & Dodd, A. (November, 2004). Science play: Hands-on, inquiry based explorations for preschool teachers as learners and as facilitators. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Anaheim, CA. 

  • Taylor, S. I. (May 2004). Integrating research and teaching with IP-based videoconferencing technology. Presented to the TechEX 2004 conference. University of Memphis.  
  • Taylor, S. I., Hsueh, Y., & Sluss, D. (June, 2005). Implementing a constructivist approach in higher education through technology. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. Miami, FL.

    Abdi, W., & Taylor, S. I. (December, 2005). An inquiry-based approach to teaching science to young children. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC.Taylor, S. I. (December, 2005). Supporting play in the 21st century: Discussions of current research and practice. Panel discussion of the play & research at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Washington, DC.

  • Kaneda, T., Obana, M., & Taylor, S. I. (July, 2006). Who is caring for young children? A cross-cultural study in the US and Japan. Poster presented at the annual conference of the International Applied Psychology. Athens, Greece.   
  • Taylor, S. I. (November, 2006). Play, development, and early education: a discussion with researchers sponsored by Play, Practice, and Policy Interest Group. Panel discussion of the play & research at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, GA.   
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Sluss, D., & Abdi, W. (November, 2006). Children as scientists: Constructivist approach to teaching science. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Atlanta, GA.   
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (April, 2007). TeachersĀf perspectives on play in Japan, the US, and Sweden. Presented at the annual conference of the International Play Association-USA/Canada. Rochester, NY.
  • Meredith, C., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (April, 2007). Integration of concepts through play. Presented at the annual conference of the International Play Association-USA/Canada: The Association for the Study of Play. Rochester, NY.
  • Kaneda, T., Ichimi, M., Ithoh, Y., Shishido, T., Mizuno, K., Ryu, K., Ryu, R., Kyo, T., Syu, N.,Izumi-Taylor, S., Obana, M., Samuelsson, I., & Engdah, I. (August, 2007). Who should raise our children under the age of three? Presented at the annual conference of OMEP World Congress Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (November, 2007). What teachers say about play in Japan, the US, and Sweden. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Chicago, IL.
  • Meredith, C., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (March, 2008). Letís start them out right! Developing childrenís love of learning through play. Presented at the fifth annual induction and mentoring symposium: The University of Memphis. Memphis, TN.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Rogers, C., Pramling, I., Mcmurtry, Z., & Crow, R. (March, 2008). Play in Japan, the US, and Sweden: A cross-cultural study of Teachersí views of play. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Abdi, W. (November, 2008). Integrating science and reading. Presented at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Dallas, TX.
  • Crow, R., & Taylor, S. I. (November 2008). Interactive behavior picture stories: Building Social and emotional competence in children with challenging behaviors. Presented at the Annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Dallas, TX.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Smith, C. (April, 2009). Diversity for leaders. Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis, TN.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., Smith, C, & Tokuda, J. (January, 2010). Diversity in early childhood education. Presented at the annual conference of the southern Early Childhood Association. Little Rock, AK.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., Smith, C, & Tokuda, J. (January, 2010). Playful integration of science,math, social studies, and literacy. Presented at the annual conference of the Southern Early Childhood Association. Little Rock, AK.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., Cummings, B., & Tokuda, J. (April, 2010). Integration of science and literacy through meaningful activities. Presented at the annual conference of the Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children. Memphis, TN.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. & Meredith, C. (April, 2010). A comparison of technology use in American and Japanese Early childhood education. Poster presented to the annual conference of the Association for Childhood Education International. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Meredith, C., Izumi-Taylor, S., & Tokuda, J. (November, 2010). Authentic experiences integrating science, math, social studies, and literacy. The annual conference of the National Association for Education of Young Children. Anaheim, CA.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Cummings, B. (April, 2011). A comparison of technology use in American and Japanese early childhood education. Poster presented to the annual conference of the Association for Childhood Education International. New Orleans, LA.
  • Meredith, C., Izumi-Taylor, S., & McMurtry, Z. (November, 2011). Integrating science, math, social studies, and literacy.Presented at the NAEYC annual conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Pramling, I., & McMurtry, Z. (November, 2011). Teachers' views of play in Japan, the US, and Sweden. Research poster presentation at the NAEYC annual conference. Orlando, Fl.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., & Cummings, B. (March, 2011). Father involvement in China, Japan, Sweden, and the US: Pre-service and in-service teachers' concepts. Poster session at the Association for Childhood Education International. Washington, DC.
  • Meredith, C., Izumi-Taylor, S., & Cummings, B. (March, 2011). A comparison of American and Japanese pre-service teachers' perceptions of childcare. Poster session at the Association for Childhood Education International. Washing ton, DC.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S., Meredith, C., Cummings, B. (2013). A comparative study of pre-service teachers' views of play in Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Symposium presented at the annual international conference of the Association for the Study of Play and the American Association for the Child's Right to play. Newark, Delaware, March.
  • Meredith, C., Cummings, B., & Izumi-Taylor, S. (2013). Playing to learn. Workshop presented at the annual international conference of the Association for the Study of Play and the American Association for the Child's right to Play. Newark, Delaware, March.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (May, 2013). Play perspectives of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese pre-service teachers. Presented to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty of education at National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (May, 2013). Children's play and playfulness. Presented to graduate students and faculty of early childhood education at Chiayang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Izumi-Taylor, S. (June, 2013). Bullying: How we can stop and prevent it. At the annual parent conference of Kawasaki Futaba Kindergarten, Kawasaki-City, Japan.


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