ERIC Number: ED458974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Early Education and Care, and Reconceptualizing Play. Advances in Early Education and Day Care.
Reifel, Stuart, Ed.; Brown, Mac H., Ed.
Providing a forum for current thought about the field of early education and care, this book reviews efforts worldwide to educate young children. The book examines child care quality, presents a cultural feminist perspective on caregiving, discusses curricular issues, and considers the role of play in early childhood practice. The chapters are: (1) "Globalization and Its Discontents: Early Childhood Education in a New World Order" (Sally Lubeck, Patricia A. Jessup, and Abigail M. Jewkes); (2) "Child Care Quality: A Model for Examining Relevant Variables" (Eva L. Essa and Melissa M. Burnham); (3) "Professional Development and the Quality of Child Care: An Assessment of Pennsylvania's Child Care Training System" (Joyce Iutcovich, Richard Fiene, James Johnson, Ross Koppel, and Frances Langan); (4) "Professional Caring as Mothering" (Noelene McBride and Susan Grieshaber); (5) "The Thematic Unit: Old Hat or New Shoes?" (C. Stephen White, Greta G. Fein, Brenda H. Manning, and Anne Daniel); (6) "'Air Is a Kind of Wind': Argumentation and the Construction of Knowledge" (Sue Dockett and Bob Perry); (7) "'We Don't Play That Way at Preschool': The Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Controlling Children's Play" (Mac H. Brown and Nancy K. Freeman); (8) "The Dangerously Radical Concept of Free Play" (David Kuschner); (9) "Play and Diverse Cultures: Implications for Early Childhood Education" (Jaipaul L. Roopnarine and James E. Johnson); (10) "Under the Lens: The Play-Literacy Relationship in Theory and Practice" (Kathleen A. Roskos and James F. Christie); and (11) "The Play Frame and the 'Fictional Dream': The Bidirectional Relationship between Metaplay and Story Writing" (Jeffrey Trawick-Smith). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Ethics, Models, Moral Issues, Play, Preschool Curriculum, Professional Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Theories, Units of Study, Young Children
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