Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Office Phone: (575) 646-8310
Department Phone: (575) 646-4820
Fax: (575) 646-5436
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Dr. Kim’s research interests include early childhood education policy and reform efforts, with a particular focus on “material-discursive” schooling experience of Head Start children and teachers’ work. Her recent work focuses on the various governing discourses and material effects of child data and assessment policy and practice.
Most recent courses taught:
ECED 135 Family and Community Collaboration
ECED 255 Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs
EDUC 601 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar on the Construction of Childhood
Kim, K. & Kim, K. J. (Accepted, 12 August 2016). Multimodal play–literacy: A preschooler’s storytelling, drawing, and performing of dinosaur extinction theories. Early Child Development and Care. DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2016.1225044
Kim, K. (2016). Teaching to the data collection? (Un)intended consequences of online child assessment system, “Teaching Strategies GOLD.” Global Studies of Childhood, 6(1), 98-112.
Bloch, M. & Kim, K. (2015). A cultural history of readiness in early childhood care and education: Are there still culturally relevant, ethical, and imaginative spaces for learning open for young children and their families? In J. M. Iorio & W. Parnell (Eds.), Rethinking readiness in early childhood education: Implications for policy and practice (pp. 1-18). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bloch, M. & Kim, K. (2012). Governing young children’s learning through educational reform: A Poststructural analysis of Discourses of best practice, standards, and quality. In S. R. Steinberg & G. S. Cannella (Eds.), Critical qualitative research reader (Vol.2) (pp.257-275). New York: Peter Lang.
Recognition & Awards:
2016 NMSU College of Education Emerging Scholars Award. with Co-Investigator: Tammy Gibson, “New Mexico Head Start Practices and Implementation of ongoing child assessment systems.”
Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education (CPECE) Special Interest Group (2014)
Graduate Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (2006, 2008)
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (Minor: Social Welfare), University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Early Childhood Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea