National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1834 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($3.00, enclose full payment for orders under $10.00)
This book is a collection of 10 papers discussing aspects of teacher development and working with children. "Teachers' Developmental Stages" outlines four developmental stages in teachers' professional growth, and suggests implications for teacher training. "Teachers in Preschools: Problems and Prospects" discusses child-adult relationships and problems in adult-child relationships, in the context of larger public issues. "Inservice Training: The Advisory Approach", evaluates the experiences of inservice advisors providing individualized help to elementary school teachers. "The Enabling Model for Early Childhood Programs" describes a non-prescriptive approach to helping communities implement their early childhood programs. "Challenges to Early Childhood Educators" focuses on four principles of teaching which apply to the education of both children and adults. "Early Childhood Programs and Ideological Disputes" discusses the functions, consequences and implications of ideological conflicts in early childhood education. "Program Planning in Early Childhood" discusses guidelines and goals. "Children's Needs for Optimum Development" is concerned with factors contributing to the healthy psychological development of children. "Condition with Caution" examines the use of behavior modification in light of the complex origins of children's behavior. "Education or Excitement" suggests that encouraging children's sustained involvement and interest is more important than providing momentary excitement. (SB)
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National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.