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Margaret King

Professor Emerita

Grover Center W355

Dr. Margaret King holds the B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She received both the M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education and Reading from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches courses in child growth and development, curriculum and instruction, and diversity. Her research interests include the education of boys, emotional maltreatment and schooling, expressive arts in schools, and teacher development.


Most Recent Publications:


Ziff, K., Pierce, L., Johanson, S., & King, M. (2012). ArtBreak: A creative group counseling intervention for children. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 7(1), 107.


King, M., & Janson, G. (2011). Beware emotional maltreatment Principal, 91(2), 18-21.


McMath, J., & King, M. (2011). biracial /multiracial children and families in picture books. International Journal of The Book, 8(3), 157-164


King, M. (2011). Transitions in the classroom: The teacher. In D. Laverick & M. Jalongo (Eds.), Transitions to early care and education: International perspectives on making school ready for children (pp. 87-92). New York: Springer


Janson,G., & King,M. (2010). Creating emotionally healthy learning environments: Eliminating emotional maltreatment in classrooms. ACEI: Focus on Elementary, 23(1).


King, M. & Janson, G. (2010). First do no harm: Emotional maltreatment in the classroom.Early Childhood Journal37(1), 1-4.


King, M., & Janson, G. (2010). The special needs of boys. In B. Erford (Ed.), Professional School Counseling: A Handbook of Theories, Programs, and Practices (2nd ed.) (pp. 858-865). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, Inc.


Janson, G. & King, M (2010). Emotional safety in the classroom: The school counselor's role. In B. Erford (Ed.), Professional School Counseling: A Handbook of Theories, Programs, and Practices (2nd ed.) (pp. 866-872). Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed, Inc.


Geist, E. & King, M. (2008). Different, not better: Gender difference in mathematics learning and achievement. Journal of Instructional Psychology35(1), 43-52.


Baum, A. & King, M. (2006). Creating a climate of self-awareness in early childhood teacher preparation programs. Early Childhood Journal33(4), 217-222.


Janson, G. & King, M. (2006). Emotional security in the classroom: What works for young children. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences98(2), 72-74.


King, M. & Gartrell, D. (2003). Building an encouraging classroom with boys in mind. Young Children58(4), 33-36.


King, M. (2003). Guidance with boys in early childhood classrooms. In D. Gartrell, The power of positive guidance: Teaching social-emotional skills in early childhood classrooms (pp. 106-124). New York: Delmar Learning.