ERIC Number: ED180596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Current Topics in Early Childhood Education. Volume II.
Katz, Lilian G., Ed.; And Others
The ten papers in this volume present integrative reviews, analyses and syntheses of research and development of current concern to early childhood educators. Four papers represent investigations and reports of programmatic or educational activities. House and Hutchins critically analyze Abt Associates' national evaluation of Project Follow Through. Karnes and Lee review data related to mainstreaming. O'Keefe synthesizes reports of the effects of Head Start on American families. Kilmer's chapter summarizes many studies of the effects of group care on very young children. The six papers from developmental psychology also address a range of topics reflecting current issues and concerns in the field of early childhood education. Goldhaber calls into question basic assumptions about the relationships between early experience and mature functioning. Takanishi shows how theories and assumptions about the nature of development might be applied in the design of evaluations of early childhood programs. Fein addresses the topic of play and indicates its value for intellectual development. Next, Sigel and Saunders analyze and describe question-asking behavior in the education of young children. Condry and Koslowski review research related to children's capacity for interest and related motivational variables. Finally, Stein summarizes research findings on children's understanding of stories in relation to developmental progression. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Comprehension, Day Care, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Family Life, Literature Reviews, Mainstreaming, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Pretend Play, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questioning Techniques, Research Reviews (Publications), Story Telling
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut Street, Norwood, NJ 07648 ($19.95)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Project Follow Through; Project Head Start
Note: For resume of Volume I, see ED 140 988