ERIC Number: ED255299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Beyond "Just Working with Kids": Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Advocate for Themselves and Others. A Curriculum Guide.
Whitebook, Marcy, Ed.; Ginsburg, Gerri, Ed.
This curriculum guide is organized around six major concepts that students must understand to become effective advocates for children, families, and themselves. The concepts are (1) the process of social change; (2) the social and economic organization of society; (3) multi-cultural perspectives; (4) the value and image of child care; (5) the nature, economics, and organization of child care; and (6) child care's link with other social services. Each concept is further subdivided into resources and activities that have been usefully introduced into early childhood courses. The resources include articles, books, visual media, and organizations. Most of the activities are written for classroom use. However, almost all can be easily adapted for research reports or term papers, depending on the needs and skills of students. Also listed are secondary concepts and additional classes for which each resource and activity may be useful. The guide attempts to include materials and ideas that can be used for any of the "core" early childhood education curriculum courses: Child Growth and Development; Introduction to the Profession; Child, Family and Society; Supervision and Administration; Curriculum; and Field Experiences. Experience indicates that graduate as well as 2-year and 4-year students can benefit from this curriculum. (RH)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Child Caregivers, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Modeling (Psychology), Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development, Public Relations, Resource Materials, Social Change, Social Structure, Teacher Education
Child Care Employee Project, P.O. Box 5603, Berkley, CA 94705 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Child Care Employee Project, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: Professional Concerns