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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This study examined families' choices of children's literature books for joint story reading. Teachers, parents, and their children from five kindergarten classrooms participated in the study. Over a 4 months period, family members joined other parents twice a week to learn and practice story reading techniques. They selected children's literature…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Story Reading, Kindergarten, Family Relationship
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Educational programs for young children emerged reasonably early in the history of the United States of America. Its theoretical foundation was based on the thoughts and principles of various early European scholars who differed from one another in their educational theories and how they viewed experiences that would impact on young children's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories, Young Children
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Educational programs for young children emerged reasonably early in the history of the United States of America. The movements of Child-Centered Education, the Nursery School, the Project Method, Curriculum Reform, and contemporary research have all influenced mathematics in early childhood education. The Froebelian kindergarten and the Montessori…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
This critical review presents studies of Mexican American fathers in the United Sates to provide researchers with an understanding of contemporary fatherhood. It describes the myths that cause methodological and conceptual problems in interpreting the results of studies on Mexican American fathers. Several common challenges and limitations in…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Stereotypes
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Spodek, Bernard; Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Discusses trends in early childhood education rooted in much older traditions, such as the project approach and Reggio Emilia approach, as well as the history of Head Start, and other changes in early childhood programs and services. Considers the need for practitioners to understand the theoretical and ideological foundations of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change