ERIC Number: ED380242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Young Children: Active Learners in a Technological Age.
Wright, June L., Ed.; Shade, Daniel D., Ed.
This book addresses the issues of appropriate use of computers with young children and how children and early childhood educators interact with the computer in early childhood settings. Part 1, "Young Children as Active Learners," contains chapter 1: "Listen to the Children: Observing Young Children's Discoveries with the Microcomputer" (June L. Wright); chapter 2: "Thoughts on Technology and Early Childhood Education" (Barbara T. Bowman and Elizabeth R. Beyer); and chapter 3: "The Uniqueness of the Computer as a Learning Tool: Insights from Research and Practice" (Douglas H. Clements). Part 2, "The Role of Technology in the Early Childhood Curriculum," includes chapter 4: "Learning and Teaching with Technology" (Sue Bredekamp and Teresa Rosegrant); chapter 5: "Software Evaluation for Young Children" (Susan W. Haugland and Daniel D. Shade); chapter 6: "The Potential of the Microcomputer in the Early Childhood Classroom" (Jane Davidson and June L. Wright); chapter 7: "Staff Development Practices for Integrating Technology in Early Childhood Education Programs" (Charles Hohmann); chapter 8: "Computer Applications in Early Childhood Special Education" (Michael M. Behrmann and Elizabeth A. Lahm); and chapter 9: "Family Involvement: Family Choices at Home and School" (Patricia A. Ainsa and others). Part 3, "The Challenge for Early Childhood Educators" includes chapter 10: "Moving Early Childhood Education into the 21st Century" (Gwendolyn G. Morgan and Daniel D. Shade); chapter 11: "Replicating Inequities: Are We Doing It Again?" (Suzanne Thouvenelle and others); and chapter 12: "Interactive Technology and the Young Child: A Look to the Future" (Cynthia Char and George E. Forman). The following articles are appended: (1) "Using Computers to Support Thematic Units" (Jane Davidson); (2) "Early Childhood Education and Computer Networking: Making Connections" (Bonnie Blagojevic); and (3) "Helpful Hints on Acquiring Hardware" (Daniel D. Shade). A glossary and a list of software for young children is also provided. All chapters contain references and 55 additional resources are provided. (BAC)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Appropriate Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Materials, Telecommunications, Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (NAEYC 341).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.