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Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

History, Theories and Approaches to Learning

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Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education: History, Theories and Approaches to Learning by Lissanna Follari
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Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. * Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations. * Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom. * Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching. * Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom. * Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780131381155 ISBN-10: 0131381156

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations CHAPTER 1 Introduction to the Field of Early Childhood Education Your Role as a Teacher-Education Student Roles of the Early Childhood Professional Current Issues Facing Early Childhood Professionals Beginning the Journey SUMMARY Application Activities Websites CHAPTER 2 Historical Overview: People and Beliefs That Shaped the Field Historical Trends Life in the 1600s: Harsh Traditions and New Ideas Classroom View Education in the 1700s: Romantic and Radical Classroom View Education in the 1800s: Kindergarten Is Born Care or Education and the Separation of Early and Elementary Education Moving Education Forward in the 1900s: Progressive and Developmental Classroom ViewP The Rise of Child Study The Progressive Era Dawns Modern Movements and Trends Today's Issues Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 3 Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Defining Best Practices Classroom View New section- Defining Professionalism: The role of associations National Association for the Education of Young Children: NAEYC at Work Foundation and Scope of NAEYC: promoting best practices The DAP Framework: Theory and Practice The Code of Ethical Conduct: History and Principles Meaningful Applications: Using DAP and the Code Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 4 Constructivist Learning: Building Knowledge From Within Classroom View What Is Constructivism All About? The Big Picture Here and Now: Contemporary Constructivist Beliefs Piaget's Contributions to Constructivism Vygotsky's Contributions to Constructivism Beyond Piaget: Social Learning, Language, and Culture Criticisms and Challenges of Translating Theory Into Practice Strategies for Applying Constructivist Theory to Early Childhood Education How constructivist teachers support family culture and diversity Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 5 Multiple Intelligences Theory: Applications in the Early Childhood Classroom Classroom View Overview of Gardner's Work Intelligence and Creative Thinking Defining Intelligence The Eight Multiple Intelligences: Many Kinds of Smart Self-Reflection: Developing Our Intrapersonal Strength Rethinking Education: A New Vision of Active Learning Roles of the Teacher Assessment Applying Multiple Intelligences in Early Childhood Education: Personalization and Diversity Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities Part II Models and Approaches CHAPTER 6 Head Start and Early Head Start: Empowering Change From Within Classroom View Historical Perspective: The Start of Early Intervention The Need for Social Renewal: Defining Characteristics Head Start Program Standards Does It Work? Evidence of Effectiveness Current Trends and Implications Applying Head Start principles in any practice Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 7 The High/Scope Foundation: Planning, Implementing, and Reviewing Best Practices Classroom View Overview of High/Scope Educational Programming Teacher Roles Assessment Inclusion and Cultural Responsiveness Research Considerations and Applications Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 8 The Project Approach: Active Inquiry in Early Childhood Classroom View Overview of the Project Approach Explanation of the Parts and Process: How It All Fits Together How Project Work Fits Into Current Beliefs About Good Practice Applications With Young Children Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 9 The Schools of Reggio Emilia: A Child's World Overview of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy Classroom View The Schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy: History, Influences, and Relationships Challenges to Reggio-Inspired Practice in America: Lost in the Translation? The Reggio Emilia Approach and diversity Inspired Applications: How Some American Educators Are Making the Leap Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 10 Montessori Education: Environment, Materials, and Methods Classroom View Who Was Maria Montessori? Auspicious Beginning and Lasting Legacy Basic Principles of the Montessori Method Teachers' Roles and Functions Montessori Materials and Activities Reflections, Controversies, and Accolade Supporting diversity and family involvement Applying Montessori principles and practices Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities CHAPTER 11 Waldorf Education: Harmony and the Whole Child Classroom View The History and Philosophy of Waldorf Education View of Child Development Waldorf Early Childhood Programs Early Childhood Teachers' Roles Curriculum Diversity and Inclusion in Waldorf Education Contemporary Issues: Debates about Waldorf Education Inspirations for application from Waldorf practices Conclusion Reflection Questions: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Summary Application Activities Part III Beginning the Journey CHAPTER 12 Bringing It All Together: Imagining and Becoming Guiding Principles for the Future: Respect, Enthusiasm, Commitment Re-emphasize diversity, inclusion, play, standards, applying 'best of the best' Culminating the Text and Creating Your Portfolio Conclusion Application Activities Appendix A: Historical Time Line Char Appendix B: Key Contributors Chart Appendix C: Guiding Principles Chart Appendix D: Multiple Intelligence Planning Web Appendix E: Sample Professional Portfolio Rubric Appendix F: "Look What's Developing" Chart References Index
Release date Australia
January 6th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
black & white tables, figures
Imprint
Merrill
Pages
336
Dimensions
204x256x21
ISBN-13
9780137034468
Product ID
3809108

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