Handbook of Research-Based Practice in Early Education

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-07-09
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.

Author Biography

D. Ray Reutzel, PhD, is the Emma Eccles Jones Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Literacy Research Association (2012-2015) and is a past president of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers and a past board member of the International Reading Association (IRA). A member of the Reading Hall of Fame, Dr. Reutzel received the John C. Manning Public School Service Award from the IRA. He has published more than 200 research reports, articles, book chapters, and books.

Table of Contents

I. All Stakeholders on Deck
1. How We Can Change the Odds for Children At Risk: Principles for Effective Leadership in Early Childhood, Susan B. Neuman
2. Every Teacher Learning: Professional Development Design in P–3 Literacy Practice, Kathleen A. Roskos
3. The Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers: Fundamental Components of a Teacher Education Program, Olivia N. Saracho
4. Involving Parents and Community Members: Coming Together for Children, Douglas R. Powell
5. Advocacy for Young Children: Engaging with Policymakers and the Politically Powerful, Judith E. Kieff
II. One Size Doesn't Fit All
6. Designing and Managing Effective Early Childhood Classroom Environments, D. Ray Reutzel & Cindy D. Jones
7. Learning through Play, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Samantha B. Berkule, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Kellyanne M. Healey, & Carolyn Brockmeyer Cates
8. Differentiating Instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson & Marcia B. Imbeau
9. Teaching Young English Learners, Claude Goldenberg, Judy Hicks, & Ira Lit
10. Timely Support for Struggling Learners: Response to Intervention, Amanda C. Miller, Jessica R. Toste, Douglas Fuchs, & Lynn S. Fuchs
11. Digital Reading and Writing: Pedagogy for the Digital Child, Linda D. Labbo & Silvia Noguerón-Liu
12. Motivating and Engaging Children in Early Childhood Settings, M. Deanna Ramey & Linda B. Gambrell
III. Effective Teaching Standards, Curricula, and Assessment
13. Common Core State Standards: Educating Young Children for Global Excellence, Timothy Shanahan
14. Effective Programs of Instruction for All Students, Michael C. McKenna & Sharon Walpole
15. Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning, Bonnie Brinton & Martin Fujiki
16. Assessing Young Children's Learning, Ruth Alfaro Piker & Abigail M. Jewkes
17. Assessing the Effectiveness of Environments and Instruction in Early Childhood Settings, Bridget E. Hatfield & Robert C. Pianta
IV. Effective Instruction Across the Curriculum
18. Promoting Physical Literacy and Activity in Young Children, Jacqueline D. Goodway, John C. Ozmun, Shannon T. Dieringer, & Jihyun Lee
19. No Fine Art Left Behind: Creative and Expressive Education, Sylvia Munsen
20. Instructional Design That Leads to the Development of Young Scientists, Susan A. Kirch 
21. Solving Problems: Mathematics for Young Children, Douglas H. Clements & Julie Sarama
22. Read Me a Story: Reaping the Benefits of Reading for Young Children, Lea M. McGee
23. How Do You Write?: Writing for Young Children, Steven Graham & Karen R. Harris
24. Learning to Work It Out: Social Education for Young Students, Linda S. Levstik
25. Talk It Out: Building Oral Language, Christina Yeager Pelatti, Mary Beth Schmitt, & Laura M. Justice

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