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Gayle Mindes

Gayle Mindes, Professor of Education retired on June 30, 2018. A DePaul faculty member for 25 years, Mindes served as Associate Dean, Acting Dean, and Chair of the Teacher Education Department and faculty member in the Department of Teacher Education and in the Ed.D. Program. She serves as book and journal article reviewer for the National Association for Education of Young Children. She received the University's Via Sapeintiae Award for Service.

  • EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola University of Chicago
  • MS Counseling and Behavioral Disabilities, University of Wisconsin
  • BS Elementary Education, University of Kansas
Courses Taught
  • T&L; 411 Assessment in Early Childhood
  • T&L; 422 Classroom Assessment in the Elementary School
  • A&S; 811 Assessment and Accountability
Research Interests

Early childhood education, assessment, and social studies

Selected Publications

Mindes, G. (Ed.) (under contract) Contemporary challenges in teaching young children: Meeting the needs of all children. New York: Routledge.

Mindes, G. (Ed.) (2018) Teaching young children with challenging behavior. New York: Routledge.

Mindes, G. & Jung, L.A. (2015) Assessing young children. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. (6thed. in process)

Mindes, G. (2014) Social studies for young children: Preschool and primary curriculum anchor, 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Book chapters
Social studies from early childhood to the world. (2016) In Bohart, H., Collick, H. B. & Charner, K. Spotlight on young children: Teaching and learning in the primary grades. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Standards Based Curriculum and Assessment (2016) Invited entry for Couchenour, D. and Chrisman, K. Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Can I play too? (2015) Invited chapter in Play from Birth to Twelve. 3rded. New York: Routledge.

Banzer, D., Delgado, C., Sheridan, K.M. and Mindes, G. (Autumn, 2017) A day in the life of Armando: Growing up in Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL, USA. Childhood Explorer.

Mindes, G. (2016) Social studies in the primary grades in Teaching and learning in the primary grades. Washington, D.C.: National Association for the education of young children.

Mindes, G. (2015) Pushing up social studies from early childhood to the world. young children. July. (Co-editor of the Social Studies Section of this journal issue; with Derry Korlek) ​