ERIC Number: ED261769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Issues in Early Childhood Education.
Honig, Alice Sterling
Ten emerging issues in early childhood education (ECE) are explored. The first issue has to do with the societal purpose for early childhood education, the second with the problem of whether ECE personnel are professionals. The third issue concerns the conceptual world view that helps educators see what child development is all about. The fourth issue deals with the problem of apportioning professional education with respect to theory learning, research knowledge, and practical application. Issue five revolves around delivery of programs in classrooms and classroom treatment of children. Issue six concerns how children learn. Issues seven, eight, and nine have to do with the interface between ECE settings and public school settings, social skills building in early education, and parent/teacher cooperation, respectively. The final issue concerns the need for ECE personnel to be politically active in support of the profession. Numerous suggestions for educational practice are offered throughout the discussion. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Developmental Continuity, Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Political Issues, Professional Recognition, Prosocial Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Theories
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Early Childhood Education Conference (Duluth, MN, September 28, 1984).