Lilian Katz is a Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also Principal Investigator for the Illinois Early Learning Project and editor of the first on-line peer-reviewed early childhood journal, Early Childhood Research & Practice.
Professor Katz is a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and former Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary & Early Childhood Education. She has more than 150 publications including articles, chapters, and books about early childhood education, teacher education, child development, and parenting, including Talks with Teachers of Young Children (1995), a collection of her best known early essays and several recent ones. In 2001 the second edition of her Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach (with S. C. Chard) was published. Dr. Katz has lectured in all 50 US states and in 43 countries. For thirteen years she wrote a monthly column for parents of three- and four-year-olds for Parents Magazine. Dr. Katz was founding editor of the Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and served as Editor-in-Chief during its first six years. She is currently Chair of the Editorial board of the International Journal of the Early Years published in the United Kingdom. The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) organized a symposium in her honor in 2000.
She has held visiting posts at universities in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Israel, the West Indies (Barbados campus), and many parts of the USA. Dr. Katz is the recipient of many honors, including two Fulbright Awards (India & New Zealand), and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree (Litt.D..) from Whittier College, Whittier, California. In 1997 she served as Nehru Professor at the University of Baroda in India. Professor Katz, was born and raised in England. She received her Ph.D. in Child Development from Stanford University in 1968.
Helm, J. H., & Katz, L. G. (2001). Young investigators: The project approach in the early years. New York: Teachers College Press. (ERIC Document No. ED448856)
Katz, L. G. (1977). Ethical issues in working with young children. Champaign, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. (ERIC Document No. ED144681)
Katz, L. G. (1995). Talks with teachers of young children: A collection. Norwood, NJ: Ablex. (ERIC Document No. ED380232)
Katz, L. G., & Chard, S. C. (1989). Engaging children's minds: The project approach. Norwood, NJ: Ablex. (ERIC Document No. ED407074)
Katz, L. G., & Chard, S. C. (2000). Engaging children's minds: The project approach (2nd ed.). Stamford, CT: JAI Press. (ED456892)