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Approaches to Early Childhood Education
by Jaipaul L. Roopnarine James E. Johnson

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Approaches to Early Childhood Education
by Author Name Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, James E. Johnson

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List Price:77.95
Format: Paperback, 241 x 191 x 22mm, 448pp
Publication date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN-13: 9780132977579


This uniquely compiled volume addresses the current trends and issues in the field of early childhood education, reflecting the evolving nature of the field and teacher training in the United States and worldwide, preparing readers with the skill set necessary to meet the new needs and challenges that face the teaching profession today. Comprehensive and authoritative, this edited text includes 15 chapters written by over 32 experts in the field, covering a variety of approaches to teaching young children, the historical foundations, as well as the philosophy and theory behind the applications described. The text addresses current tensions within early childhood education, covering new developments in curricula, methods, and assessment strategies. By clarifying and addressing current tensions, definitions, identities, functions, and boundaries, it helps readers stay on the cutting edge of the field.An important resource and guide for pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as those professionals who currently guide or work with children in early childhood settings, Approaches to Early Childhood Education, Sixth Edition,is the best preparation tool on the market for preparing future early childhood educators-tomorrow's leaders in the field-with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs and challenges of teaching in today's world.


Part I: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: History of Early Childhood Education in Multicultural Perspective Blyth F. Hinitz, College of New Jersey Chapter 2: The Program for Infant/Toddler Care J. Ronald Lally and Peter L. Mangione, WestEd, San Francisco, California Chapter 3 The Head Start Program Douglas R. Powell, Purdue University Chapter 4 Home Visiting Programs Barbara Hanna Wasik, Adrienne Villagomez, Sheena Berry, and Priya Mulholkar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Part II: CORE THEMES Chapter 5 Including Everyone: A Model Preschool Program for Children with and Without Disabilities David Smukler, State University of New York at Cortland Ellen Barnes, Jowonio School, Syracuse, New York Chapter 6 More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Creating Multicultural and Linguistically Responsive Early Childhood Classrooms Aisha Ray and Luisiana Melendez. Erikson Institute Chapter 7 Early Prevention Initiatives Karen L. Bierman, Celene Domitrovich, and Harriet Darling, The Pennsylvania State University Chapter 8 Assessment for Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom, Jie-Qi Chen and Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute Part III: SPECIFIC APPROACHES-UNITED STATES Chapter 9 Creative Curriculum Diane T. Dodge, Cate Heroman, and Kai-lee Berke, Teaching Strategies, Inc. Chapter 10 The High/Scope Model of Early Childhood Education Lawrence J. Schweinhart and David P. Weikart (deceased) High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Michigan Chapter 11 Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education Elena Bodrova, Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning Deborah J. Leong, Metro State College Chapter 12 The Developmental-Interaction Approach at Bank Street College of Education Harriet K. Cuffaro and Nancy Nager, Bank Street College of Education Chapter 13 The Project Approach: An Overview Lilian G. Katz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Sylvia C. Chard, University of Alberta, Canada Part IV: SPECIFIC APPROACHES-EUROPE Chapter 14 The Piramide Method Jef J. van Kuyk, CITO Corporation, Arnhem, The Netherlands Chapter 15 Reggio Emilia in the 21st Century: Enduring Commitments Amid New Challenges Rebecca S. New, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Rebecca Kantor, University of Colorado-Denver Chapter 16 Montessori Education Today Martha Torrence, Cambridge Montessori School John Chattin-McNichols, Seattle University Chapter 17 The Waldorf Approach to Early Childhood Education Christy L. Williams, Fairbrook First Steps Christian Preschool James E. Johnson, The Pennsylvania State University

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