Vejoya Viren, Ph.D.
Vejoya Viren, Ph.D.
Department of Teaching, Learning and Innovation
Dr. Vejoya Viren is an Associate Professor of early childhood Education at
the University of Texas at Brownsville. She is interested in Pre-school peer
dynamics, early childhood conflict and resolution, infant and toddler
development, and culture and gender in pre-school classrooms. She presents
regularly at international, national, and state conferences-including IPA
(International Play Association), NAEYC (National Association for the Education
of Young Children), and TAEYC (Texas Association for the Education of Young
Children). She also presents workshops for local preschool and daycare teachers
through the SMAEYC (Southmost Association for the Education of Young Children).
Her session was featured at the annual NAEYC conference.
Making meaning of conflict: a qualitative inquiry in two preschool
classrooms (VDM Verlag, 2008) is a case study of two preschool classrooms
and the verbal conflicts of children. It examines children’s growing
understanding of each other that becomes apparent and is inherent in their
dialogic exchanges during conflicts.
Play in conflict (2007) is an
article that has been included in the book
Where do the children play?
Goodenough (Ed.), and attempts to explain the reasons why children spend less
time playing outdoors.
Her recent collaborative work examines The effect of early childhood developmental
program attendance on future school enrollment and grade progression in rural
north India is published in The Economics of Education Review. Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 146-161.
Infant and Toddler
Wellness of the Young Child
Math and Science
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance
CDEC 1321 The infant & Toddler
ECED 4385 Growth and Development Young ChildECED 4389 The Environment and Early Childhood Education ECED 6307 Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood
ECED 6308 Internship in Early Childhood
EDUC 2301 Special Populations
EPSY 4322 Human Development and Instruction
Area of Specialty and Responsibility:
Pre-school peer dynamics
Early childhood conflict and resolution
Infant and Toddler development
Infant and Toddler language development
Culture and Gender