ERIC Number: ED337275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Early Childhood Education: Growing with Young Children toward the 21st Century. NEA Early Childhood Education Series.
Elkind, David, Ed.
The introductory chapter in this book provides a historical overview of the family and schools in the premodern, modern, and postmodern eras in the United States. The introduction also reviews the contributions of several important figures in early childhood education and suggests that the battle in early childhood education in the postmodern world will be between the need to be economically competitive and humanitarian needs. The other 24 chapters in the book address this issue, and reiterate the underlying theme that the social need for adequate funding, training, and staffing for early childhood education must be given high priority by government and industry. Specific topics include: (1) physical and health education; (2) counseling; (3) teacher education; (4) family education and family support; (5) school readiness; (6) literacy education; (7) art education; (8) the national education goals; (9) migrant children; (10) child care for black children; (11) mathematics learning; and (12) science education. Twenty-three of the articles were written by representatives of various organizations concerned about early childhood education. Bibliographies or reference lists are appended to individual chapters. (BC)
Descriptors: Art Education, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Migrant Children, Parent Participation, Physical Education, Professional Associations, Public Schools, School Role, Science Education, Social Studies, Teacher Education
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($19.95, Stock No. 0351-9-00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.