Author Bio

Claire Boss is a doctoral student in International and Multicultural Education, with a concentration in racial justice and education. Claire is an Instructor in the Child Development and Educational Studies Department at a community college in California. Claire also has the opportunity to support and certify mentor teachers with the California Early Childhood Mentor Teacher Program. Her areas of focus include child development, teacher preparation programs, and social justice in early childhood education. ceboss@dons.usfca.ed


The essay explores the role of Learning Stories in early childhood education and the connection to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989). The paper highlights the use of Learning Stories in a teacher preparation program and student perspectives on the value of narrative assessment in their work with children, their mentors, and families.

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