The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Author: Kathleen McCartney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444357134
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Psychology

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development presents a comprehensive summary of research into child development from age two to seven. Comprises 30 contributions from both established scholars and emerging leaders in the field The editors have a distinguished reputation in early childhood development Covers biological development, cognitive development, language development, and social, emotional and regulatory development Considers the applications of psychology to the care and education of young children, treating issues such as poverty, media, and the transition to school A valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners dealing with young children

Early Childhood Education

Author: Harry Morgan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442207448
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. With lucid and engaging prose, Morgan delineates the beginnings of early childhood education and how it has become an important field of study in education today. In this updated edition, a new chapter about critical race theory and its implications on early childhood education has been included.

Early Childhood Education

Author: Barry Persky
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0819182966
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Education

Early childhood education and child care are now widely perceived to be among the central social needs of the nation. Used by more than 100 universities and colleges, the new second edition of this anthology is a collection of over 70 articles which together provide a comprehensive overview of the early childhood situation from a historical, theoretical and practical perspective. These articles enable the reader to understand human development in young children, identify their intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and develop the most effective teaching techniques. Also included is a review of events and conditions resulting in current educational practices. Classroom theory and techniques are examined not only within the U.S., but also run the gamut from the Israeli kibbutz program to current teaching practices in the Soviet Union and China. Contents: National and Historical Perspectives; Philosophical and Theoretical Issues; Critical Issues; Exceptional Children; Curric

Early Childhood

Author: Jeanne Mack Gilley
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 0827315791
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Education


Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Author: Robert C. Pianta
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462503476
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional development in preschool and the primary grades. Exemplary programs, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives—and the systems needed to put them into place—are described. The volume presents cutting-edge findings on the family and social context of early education and explores ways to strengthen collaboration between professionals and parents.

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Development Resources and Practice

Author: Penny Deiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111837150
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Education

INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES, AND PRACTICE, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive special education resource book that provides essential information on a variety of early childhood learning disabilities, as well as strategies for including children with these special needs in regular educational settings. The author provides students with a solid grounding in theory and research, as well as practical guidelines, real-world vignettes, and hands-on program planning assistance to prepare them to integrate children with learning disabilities into their classrooms. Updated throughout, this edition also introduces videos that are available for viewing at the Early Childhood Education Media Library, allowing students to see text concepts brought to life in real classroom settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Early Childhood Development

Author: Jeffrey W. Trawick-Smith
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0130135658
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Written for use in Early Childhood Development courses, or courses in Cultural Diversity. This successful text is the first of its kind to take a multicultural approach/focus to child development. Using a hands-on approach, it presents both typical and atypical development while addressing all current and important topics and issues. The book is arranged within an ages/stages format from birth through age eight. The author continues to provide many practical multicultural/multiethnic cases and examples to implement research findings for working with children. This text is appropriate for development courses in early childhood programs.* NEW-Provides an observation/assessment feature. * NEW-Expands information on Vygotsky. * NEW-Updates relevant information on brain research. * NEW-Includes a companion website-So students can access the most recent information/ research in the field and be informed of any revisions to the text. * Focuses on multicultural applications-For early childhood educators. * Discusses key ideas in language development-Including second language learning and the acquisition of non-English languages. * Covers the unique play styles of children from other cultur

Child Development for Early Childhood Studies

Author: Sally Neaum
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457366
Release Date: 2010-06-11
Genre: Education

This accessible guide to Child Development is specifically aimed at students on Early Childhood Studies and Early Years courses. The text begins by examining the context of 'early childhood' today, and goes on to look at children's development in detail, including comprehensive development charts for reference. It considers the biological/social debate in child development, holistic development and factors affecting development. Finally, the text makes essential links between theory and practice, helping the reader understand how to apply their learning in a real-life setting. Throughout, activities are included to help the reader interact with the text to gain a better understanding.

Early Childhood Education

Author: Geva M Blenkin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1853963151
Release Date: 1996-04-28
Genre: Education

`This book makes an important contribution to the theory of early childhood education. It is well-written, well-researched and successfully links theoretical issues with practical implementation' - International Journal of Early Years Education Taking account of the changes in early childhood education imposed by the arrival of The National Curriculum, the contributors to this book believe that early childhood education is distinctive and has its own standards of excellence. The book sets out to show how to combine knowledge of child development, curriculum planning, and the role of subject-knowledge, in order to make adequate educational provision, from a developmental point of view.

Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

Author: Katherine M. Hirst
Publisher: Trentham Books
ISBN: 1858563283
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Fifteen original research accounts are described by the experienced early childhood professionals who carried them out. The research focuses on early childhood services and settings; gender and disability issues in provision and play and on how adults influence children's learning. Each account also identifies methodological issues and suggests further reading. The contributors work in a variety of settings and services in and outside the UK. The issues researched include: playgroups in the 21st Century; practitioners' responses to legislative change; the involvement of qualified teachers in voluntary pre-school; transferring from a Montessori nursery to a state reception class; men in the early childhood workforce; gender discourses in children's homes; gender through the eyes of girls; including young children with disabilities; working with under threes; children's drawings; children's reading choices; adults' perceptions of play; children's acquisition of thinking skills; reflective practice in early years work. The book is written for students researching in the ever expanding field of early childhood education and care and for the wide range of practitioners seeking to underpin their practice with current research.

Early Childhood Development

Author: Sandra Anselmo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39076001473789
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Child development.

Discusses in depth development in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domain. Takes a very applied focus, discussing application of principles in early childhood education, family life education, hospital life programs, etc.

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Author: Pia Rebello Britto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199922994
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Psychology

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy calls for placing early childhood development at the top of the global policy agenda, enabling children to achieve their full developmental potential and to contribute to equitable economic and social progress worldwide.