Publication by Harlan and Ruth Hansen
Emeritus Professor Harlan Hansen (Curriculum and Instruction) and his wife Ruth Hansen (Ph.D. '81, Curriculum and Instruction) have co-authored a book, Lessons for Literacy, Promoting Preschool Success, published by Readleaf Press. The book is an outgrowth of a two year research and development project working with low income preschools in Naples, Florida supported by the Naples Community Foundation and the Naples Alliance for Children. The Hansens also co-authored a Naples Alliance publication, The Discipline Toolbox, which helps preschool teachers deal with 40 common misbehaviors and was provided free to all preschool programs in Collier County. The Hansens also co-chair the Apple Blossom Award for the top five preschool teachers in the county and Ruth is on the final selection committee for the Golden Apple Award which selects the top five K-12 teachers in the county. Harlan is President and both he and Ruth serve on the board of the SW Florida Chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.