ERIC Number: ED437149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Symposium on Early Childhood Education (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, November 9-10, 1997). Abstracts.
Illinois Univ., Champaign. Coll. of Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
This book compiles abstracts of presentations from a symposium held in honor of Dr. Bernard Spodek, a leading scholar in early childhood education, on the occasion of his retirement. Topics addressed are as follows: (1) culture in early childhood curriculum; (2) developmental and cultural appropriateness; (3) kindergarten in Japan; (4) pressure and young children; (5) early childhood in Iceland; (6) early childhood in Greece; (7) preschool education in Portugal; (8) routine infant care; (9) dramatic play; (10) teaching children in Britain and North America; (11) plants and animals in Japanese kindergartens; (12) role models for Japanese Yochien; (13) inservice education programs in Korea; (14) pretend play of Korean and American children; (15) synergistic infant education; (16) The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Longitudinal Study; (17) poverty in children's literature; (18) parenting stress and promoting peer relationships; (19) Wood River Head Start program; (20) urban elementary school restructuring; (21) play in the curriculum; (22) professional development in Taiwan; (23) teachers and curriculum reform; (24) classroom interaction variations; (25) linguistically and culturally diverse children; (26) immigrant school children in Canada; (27) the changing student population; (28) multi-cultural preschool curriculum; (29) early childhood in Hong Kong; (30) doctorates in the early childhood classroom; (31) writing a philosophy of education; (32) cases as a tool for pedagogical inquiry; (33) Australian early childhood teachers; (34) inclusion; (35) gifted education in early childhood; (36) preschool children in multiple programs; and (37) legal perspective of inclusion. (SD)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Kindergarten, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education, Poverty, School Organization, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Coll. of Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Note: "In honor of Dr. Bernard Spodek on the occasion of his retirement."