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ERIC Number: ED493200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-0735-1607-4
Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education 06/07
Paciorek, Karen Menke, Ed.
Open University Press
This 27th edition of "Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education" provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor's resource guide with testing materials. This book is offered as a practical guide for instructors. It is divided into the following six units. Unit 1, How the World Treats Young Children, presents: (1) Preschool Pays (Robert G. Lynch); (2) The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study and the Man Who Began It; (3) The Preschool Promise (Julie Poppe and Steffanie Clothier); (4) Class and the Classroom (Richard Rothstein); (5) Blended Perspectives: A Global Vision for High-Quality Early Childhood Education (Mary Renck Jalongo et al.); and (6) Taking a Stand: Strategies for Activism (Richard J. Meyer). Unit 2, Young Children and Their Families, includes: (7) Children of Teen Parents: Challenges and Hope (Barbara A. White, Mimi Graham, and Seaton K. Bradford); (8) Supporting Grandparents Who Raise Grandchildren (Jennifer Birckmayer et al.); (9) The Case for Staying Home (Claudia Wallis); (10) The Friendly Divorce (Sarah Mahoney); and (11) The Dynamics of Families Who Are Homeless: Implications for Early Childhood Educators (Kevin J. Swick). Unit 3, Supporting Young Children's Development, contains chapters: (12) Reading Your Baby's Mind (Pat Wingert and Martha Brant); (13) What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child? (Nel Noddings); and (14) What Can We Do to Prevent Childhood Obesity? (Julie Lumeng). Unit 4, Educational Practices, then presents: (15) Stop the Insanity! It Takes a Team to Leave No Child Behind (Sarah M. Butzin); (16) Uniquely Preschool (Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong); (17) Achieving High Standards and Implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practice--Both ARE Possible (Harriet A. Egertson); (18) Rethinking Early Childhood Practices (Francis Wardle); (19) One District's Study on the Propriety of Transition-Grade Classrooms (Vera Estok); (20) Second Time Around (Susan Black); (21) Making the Case for Play Policy: Research-Based Reasons to Support Play-Based Environments (Dolores A. Stegelin); (22) Essential Contributions from Playgrounds (John A. Sutterby and Candra D. Thornton); (23) The Ultimate Guide to Preschool (Beth Livermore and Ilisa Cohen); (24) Basic Premises of Classroom Design: The Teacher's Perspective (Terri Jo Swim); and (25) Planning Holiday Celebrations: An Ethical Approach to Developing Policy and Practices (Katie Campbell, Mary Jamsek, and P. D. Jolley). Next, Unit 5, Guiding and Supporting Young Children, shares chapters: (26) From Policing to Participation: Overturning the Rules and Creating Amiable Classrooms (Carol Anne Wien); (27) With Boys and Girls in Mind (Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens); (28) Building Positive Teacher-Child Relationships (M. M. Ostrosky and E. Y. Jung); (29) Heading Off Disruptive Behavior (Hill M. Walker, Elizabeth Ramsey, and Frank M. Gresham); and (30) Beyond Banning War and Superhero Play (Diane E. Levin). Finally, Unit 6, Curricular Issues, presents the concluding chapters: (31) Beyond the Basics: Using the Project Approach in Standards-Based Classrooms (Judy Harris Helm); (32) Understanding Curriculum: An Umbrella View ((Judith Colbert); (33) Reggio Emilia: New Ways to Think about Schooling (Rebecca S. New); (34) Fostering Prosocial Behavior in Young Children (Kathy Preusse); (35) Emergent Curriculum and Kindergarten Readiness (Deborah J. Cassidy, Sharon Mims, Lia Rucker, and Sheresa Boone); (36) Early Literacy and Very Young Children (Rebecca Parlakian); (37) Writing First! (Peter Elbow); (38) The Sweet Work of Reading (Andie Cunningham and Ruth Shagoury); (39) Educating Early Childhood Teachers about Computers (Cynthia J. Bewick and Marjorie Kostelnik); (40) Movement and Learning: A Valuable Connection (Deborah Stevens-Smith); (41) Beyond Community Helpers: The Project Approach in the Early Childhood Social Studies Curriculum (Ted L. Maple); (42) Promoting Creativity for Life Using Open-Ended Materials (Walter F. Drew and Baji Rankin); and (43) Building Culturally and Linguistically Competent Services (Kathy Seitzinger Hepburn).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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