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Jaime Dice

221 Transition Center
(401)874-2575

Curriculum Vitae

 

Teaching Interests

Early childhood development and guidance, infant development, research methods

 

Research Interests
Social and cognitive development in early childhood including temperament, social cognition, self-regulation, and attention; early childhood education including teacher training, child assessment, and policy.

 

Current Research Projects

The development of self-regulation in early childhood: Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Birth Cohort. Dice, J., Hamilton-Jones, B., Hicks, S. J., & Shim, M.

 

The effects of self-regulation in early childhood on kindergarten reading: Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Birth Cohort. Dice, J., Hamilton-Jones, B., Hicks, S. J., & Shim, M.

 

Assessment to practice: Lessons from high quality early childhood teachers’ instruction and assessment practices. Dice, J., Hamilton-Jones, B., Hicks, S. J., & Shim, M.

 

Rhode Island Early Learning Standards Training for Administrators Program Evaluation. Rhode Island Department of Education. Dice, J. L. Hick, S. J.

 

The development of attention in early childhood.

 

Publications

Dice, J. L. & Schwanenflugel, P. (2012). A structural model of the effects of preschool attention on kindergarten literacy. Reading and Writing, 1-18.

 

Dice, J. L. & Dove, M. K. (2011). A Piagetian approach to infant referential behaviors. Infant Behavior and Development, 34(3), 481-486.

 

Dice, J. L. (2010). R. E. Davis-Floyd, L. Barclay, B. Daviss, and J. Tritten (eds): Birth Models that Work. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 31, 257-258.

 

Souto-Manning, M. & Dice, J. (2009). Syncretic home literacies: Learning to read in two languages and three worlds. In G. Li (Ed.), Multicultural families, home literacies, and mainstream schooling. Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing Inc.

 

Souto-Manning, M., Dice, J., Cahnmann-Taylor, M., & Wooten, J. (2008). The power and possibilities of performative critical early childhood teacher education. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 29 (4), 309-325.

 

Souto-Manning, M. & Dice, J. (2007). Reflective teaching in the early years: A case for mentoring diverse educators. Early Childhood Education Journal 34 (6), 425-430.

 

Bolzani Dinehart, L. H., Dice, J. L., Dobbins, D. R., Claussen, A. H., & Bono, K. E. (2006). Proximal variables in families of children prenatally exposed to cocaine and enrolled in a center- or home-based intervention. Journal of Early Intervention, 29(1), 32-47.

 

Professional Presentations

Dice, J. & Dove, M. K. (2012, June). Theory and Method in the Study of Infant Social Cognition: A Developmental Perspective Poster accepted at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Dice, J. & Dove, M. K. (2012, June). Inhibited Children Make More Eye Contact During a Novel Toy Paradigm. Poster accepted at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Dice, J. (2010, March). A Piagetian Approach to Infant Referential Behaviors. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies. Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Dice, J., Tambling, R., Campbell, K., & Erwin, P. (2009, November). Job-searching in a multicultural world. Presentation at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. San Francisco, California.

 

Dice, J. (2009, October). What we mean by “Joint Attention” in toddlerhood: An argument for an integrated approach of cognitive abilities. Poster presented at the Joint Attention Conference. Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

Dice, J. L., Schwanenflugel, P. & Ruston, H. (2009, April). A structural model of the effects of attention and maternal education on preschool literacy. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Denver, Colorado.

 

Souto-Manning, M. & Dice, J. (2008, July). Negotiating diverse home literacy practices. Paper presented at the 22nd World Congress on Reading. San Jose, Costa Rica.

 

Cahnmann-Taylor, M., Souto-Manning, M., Wooten, J., & Dice, J. (2007, April). The power and possibilities of arts-based approaches to teacher education research and practice. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting. Chicago, IL.

 

Souto-Manning, M., Cahnmann-Taylor, M., Dice, J., & Wooten, J. (2007, April). Theatre of the oppressed as an approach to teacher education. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting. Chicago, IL.

 

Dice, J. L., & Souto-Manning, M. (February, 2007). What counts as literacy?: A bicultural child negotiates home literacy practices. Roundtable at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Wooten, J., Dice, J. L., Souto-Manning, M., & Cahnmann-Taylor, M. (February, 2007). “This is Something that the Classes Don’t Teach”: Using theater of the oppressed as a tool to support teachers. Roundtable at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Sung, J. H., Dice, J.L., & Hsu, H. (June, 2006). Developmental links of infant temperament to attachment security and behavioral adjustment assessed in toddlerhood. Poster presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Kyoto, Japan.

 

Dice, J., & Hsu, H. (April, 2005). Dimensions in effortful control procedures for toddlers. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Cheek, J., Dice, J., & Hsu, H. (May, 2004). The relationship of maternal availability to infant pointing. Poster presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Dice, J. & Nonkin, R.A. (April, 2003). Qualitative case study analyses of children prenatally exposed to cocaine. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Florida.