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Mary Renck Jalongo, Ph.D.
Mary Renck Jalongo is a teacher, writer and editor. As a classroom teacher, she taught preschool, first grade and second grade, worked with children and families of migrant farm workers, and taught in the laboratory preschool at the University of Toledo. Currently she is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned the university-wide outstanding professor award and coordinates both the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction and an initial teacher certification program at the graduate level.
As a writer, Dr. Jalongo has co-authored and edited more than 25 books, many of them textbooks in the field of early childhood education. These books include Early Childhood Language Arts (4th ed. Allyn & Bacon) and Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning (4th ed. Merrill/Prentice Hall), Exploring Your Role: An Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3rd ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall) and Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights (2nd ed. Teachers College Press). She is also the author for various articles on early childhood education in the World Book Encyclopedia and has written two award-winning Association for Childhood Education International Position Papers.
Her most recent publications include two National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) books, Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn and Young Children and Picture Books as well as a Teachers College Press book, Planning for Learning: Collaborative Approaches to Lesson Design and Review and an edited book for ACEI, The World’s Children and Their Companion Animals: Developmental and Educational Significance of the Child/Pet Bond. Mary has earned seven national awards for excellence in scholarly writing.
Mary is editor-in-chief of the Springer international publication, Early Childhood Education Journal and co-edits their new book series, Educating the Young Child: Advances in Theory and Research, Implications for Practice.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of Creative Thought|
|Understanding Children's Creative Thought and Expression|
|Supporting Children's Play, Games, and Inventions|
|Fostering Creative Thought and Expression|
|The Creative Arts|
|Promoting Children's Art|
|Engaging Children in Music, Movement, and Dance|
|Inviting Children's Participation in the Dramatic Arts|
|Creative Teaching and Assessment|
|Designing Environments to Support Creativity and the Arts|
|Using Creative Materials and Resources Effectively|
|Assessing the Creative Processes and Products of Children|
|Children's Creative Work in Diverse Families and Communities|
|Cross-Referenced Standards Guide|
|Published Rating Scales to Evaluate Preschool Settings|
|Noncompetitive Games for Children|
|Case Study: Dittos and Elegant Costumes|
|Resources for Creative Materials|
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