Approaches to Early Childhood Education

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This comprehensive and authoritative volume includes 15 chapters by 32 experts in the field, covering a variety of approaches to teaching. Students will be exposed to some of the major early child education curricula as well as the history of the programrs"s development. The authors believe that it is very important for students to understand the historical foundations as well as the philosophy and theory behind the applications described. The text reflects the evolving nature of early childhood education and teacher training in the U.S. and elsewhere. Early child special education, working with infants and toddlers, and the Vygotskian approach to educating young children are each covered in their own chapter. Organized into four parts, the first part of the book deals with history, infant and toddler care, Head Start, and the Portage Model. Part II has been extensively revised to highlight the multicultural perspective of this edition as well as the important topic of inclusion. Parts III and IV cover specific approaches in the U.S. and Europe respectively. The reader is invited to compare the approaches within and across Parts III and IV.

Table of Contents

History of Early childhood Education in Multicultural Perspective
The Program for Infant Toddler Care
The Head Start Program
The Portage Model: An International Home Approach to Early Intervention of Young Children and Their Families
Integral Dimensions
Including Everyone: A Model Preschool Program for Children With and Without Disabilities
A Framework for Culturally Relevant Multicultural, and Antibias Education in the Twenty-First Century
Early Prevention Initiatives
Early Development and Education Programs in Public School
Specific Approaches/USA
the High/Scope Model of Early Childhood Education
Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education
From Spectrum to Bridging: Approaches to Integrating Assessment with Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Classrooms
The Developmental-Interaction Approach at Bank Street College of Education
The Project Approach: An Overview
Specific Approaches/European
The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Care and Education: Creating Contexts for Discussion
The Waldorf Approach to Early Childhood Education
Montessori Education Today
The Pyramid Method
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