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ERIC Number: EJ823470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8185
Technology and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education: Guidance from Cultural-Historical-Activity Theory and Developmentally Appropriate Instruction
Rivera, Hector; Galarza, Sheri Lyn; Entz, Susan; Tharp, Roland G.
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, v2002 n1 p181-204 2002
Technology can facilitate a pedagogy-based on neo-Vygotskian sociocultural theory, and on developmentally appropriate instruction. This article reviews the basic principles of such a pedagogy, and then presents a detailed case study of one day's instruction in a preschool classroom, that is richly infused with a system employing digital photography, computer image manipulation, and color printing. This system situates instruction in the socio-cultural nexus of the students and their families and facilitates the effective pedagogy by the rapid and appealing communication and stimulation provided by technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A