Kelly, Shirley. (2011 December 23) Review of Handbook of Child Development and Early Education: Research to Practice by Barbarin, Oscar & Wasik, Barbara (Eds.). Education Review, 14. Can be accessed at http://www.edrev.info/reviews/rev1129.pdf
Kelly, S. M. (August 2010). Rethinking Socioeconomic and Political Institutions in Botswana in light of HIV, the “Green Movement” and Globalization, International Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 4 (8), pp. 435-446)
Kelly, S. M. (In Press). Does the Initial Mapping of the Phonetic Alphabet on Established Schemata in Pre-operational Children Increase Literacy Fluency and Reduce the NAEP Grade 4 Literacy Failure Rates? Forum on Public Policy at the University of Illinois.
Professional Development Activities
Associate Editor, International Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 4 (7).
Introduction to Online Course Design and Delivery, Algonquin College Spring 2007; UW-Whitewater Summer 2009
Attended the Early Childhood Surveys at the National Center for Education Statistics: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies-Birth and Kindergarten Cohorts (ECLS-B & ECLS-K)and the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) offered at Society for Research in Child Development (SCRD) Biennial Meeting, April 2009, Denver, Colorado.
Selected and trained on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) database in Washington D.C. July 2004.
Pending Grant Applications
1. National Science Foundation: Does the Initial Mapping of the Phonetic Alphabet on Established Schemata Pre-operational Children Increase Literacy Fluency and Reduce the NAEP Grade 4 Literacy Failure Rates?
2. Assessment of Early Childhood Teacher-Education Programs in Botswana.
Technological and Statistical Skills
Proficient in utilizing the following software programs:
BlackBoard & Desire to Learn Class Management System,
Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
UNIX and Windows-based SAS and SPSS
Working knowledge of Inferential and Multivariate statistics i.e., ANOVA, MANOVA,
Multiple Regression, Chi-Square analyses, Discriminant Function analysis, and
Hierarchical Linear Modeling.