Understanding Early Childhood

Author: Helen Penn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262694
Size: 50.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 2081
Download Read Online

Understanding Early Childhood from the Author: Helen Penn. Understanding Early Childhood is an introductory text for students on early years courses which offers broad and insightful perspectives across a range of themes on the ways in which we understand and study young children.

Understanding Early Childhood Issues And Controversies

Author: Penn, Helen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262686
Size: 36.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1857
Download Read Online

Understanding Early Childhood Issues And Controversies from the Author: Penn, Helen. Understanding Early Childhood is an introductory text for students on early years courses which offers broad and insightful perspectives across a range of themes on the ways in which we understand and study young children.

Understanding Early Childhood

Author: Penn, Helen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 0335225500
Size: 79.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 614
Download Read Online

Understanding Early Childhood from the Author: Penn, Helen. Drawing on research evidence from various countries this book offers broad and insightful perspectives on the ways in which we understand and study young children.

International Perspectives On Early Childhood Education And Care

Author: Jan Georgeson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335245927
Size: 53.93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 175
Download Read Online

International Perspectives On Early Childhood Education And Care from the Author: Jan Georgeson. This book discusses key influential approaches to ECEC across the world, considering less well-known systems to broaden thinking.

Continuing Issues In Early Childhood Education

Author: Stephanie Feeney
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132340984
Size: 55.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 1214
Download Read Online

Continuing Issues In Early Childhood Education from the Author: Stephanie Feeney. Today's early childhood educators are faced with a great deal of responsibility and are called upon to make numerous decisions every day. They interact with children, families, colleagues, administrators, and policy makers. To be effective, their actions have to be based not on their own personal opinions, but by an understanding of the complexities related to each new, potentially controversial issue and current research on child development and the best practices in early childhood education programs. This unique book aims to address this need for advanced students and veteran educators to have a bipartisan reference of the most important issues of the day as addressed by the most advanced scholars in the field. To do this, the authors have called on eighteen of the most influential educators of the day to contribute a chapter on each topic covered in the book. These multiple perspectives provide an unbiased overview of each issue. The issues covered include families, advocacy, children with disabilities, and diversity. Chapters on developmentally appropriate practices stimulate discussion of the influence of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC.)

Early Childhood Systems

Author: Sharon Lynn Kagan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807752967
Size: 44.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 4447
Download Read Online

Early Childhood Systems from the Author: Sharon Lynn Kagan. In this seminal volume, leading authorities strategize about how to create early childhood systems that transcend politics and economics to serve the needs of all young children. The authors offer different interpretations of the nature of early childhood systems, discuss the elements necessary to support their development, and examine how effectiveness can be assessed. With a combination of cutting-edge scholarship and practical examples of systems-building efforts taking place in the field, this book provides the foundation educators and policymakers need to take important steps toward developing more conceptually integrated approaches to early childhood care, education, and comprehensive services.

The Myth Of The First Three Years

Author: John Bruer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439118740
Size: 24.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6742
Download Read Online

The Myth Of The First Three Years from the Author: John Bruer. Most parents today have accepted the message that the first three years of a baby's life determine whether or not the child will grow into a successful, thinking person. But is this powerful warning true? Do all the doors shut if baby's brain doesn't get just the right amount of stimulation during the first three years of life? Have discoveries from the new brain science really proved that parents are wholly responsible for their child's intellectual successes and failures alike? Are parents losing the "brain wars"? No, argues national expert John Bruer. In The Myth of the First Three Years he offers parents new hope by debunking our most popular beliefs about the all-or-nothing effects of early experience on a child's brain and development. Challenging the prevailing myth -- heralded by the national media, Head Start, and the White House -- that the most crucial brain development occurs between birth and age three, Bruer explains why relying on the zero to three standard threatens a child's mental and emotional well-being far more than missing a few sessions of toddler gymnastics. Too many parents, educators, and government funding agencies, he says, see these years as our main opportunity to shape a child's future. Bruer agrees that valid scientific studies do support the existence of critical periods in brain development, but he painstakingly shows that these same brain studies prove that learning and cognitive development occur throughout childhood and, indeed, one's entire life. Making hard science comprehensible for all readers, Bruer marshals the neurological and psychological evidence to show that children and adults have been hardwired for lifelong learning. Parents have been sold a bill of goods that is highly destructive because it overemphasizes infant and toddler nurturing to the detriment of long-term parental and educational responsibilities. The Myth of the First Three Years is a bold and controversial book because it urges parents and decision-makers alike to consider and debate for themselves the evidence for lifelong learning opportunities. But more than anything, this book spreads a message of hope: while there are no quick fixes, conscientious parents and committed educators can make a difference in every child's life, from infancy through childhood, and beyond.

Handbook Of Child Development And Early Education

Author: Oscar A. Barbarin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606233025
Size: 24.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5879
Download Read Online

Handbook Of Child Development And Early Education from the Author: Oscar A. Barbarin. How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.

Early Childhood Language Arts

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133358569
Size: 26.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 3289
Download Read Online

Early Childhood Language Arts from the Author: Mary Renck Jalongo. This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. “What do early childhood educators really need to know, do, and understand in order to work effectively and compassionately with the very young?” This is the focus of Mary Renck Jalongo’s approach to this new edition of her widely popular Early Childhood Language Arts. In it she helps teachers become well informed about young children’s language development, strategies to use to support language growth, and the essential elements for a novice teacher to mature into a master teacher. Distinctive from many other early literacy books in that it includes oral language rather than concentrating on literacy in print, the approach is to integrate language arts and other subject areas, including the fine arts.

Attachment Trauma And Healing

Author: Michael Orlans
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857005979
Size: 26.83 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6235
Download Read Online

Attachment Trauma And Healing from the Author: Michael Orlans. Now in a fully updated and expanded edition, Levy and Orlans' classic text provides a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, how attachment issues manifest, and how they can be treated. The book covers attachment-focused assessment and diagnosis, specialised training and education for caregivers, treatment for children and caregivers and early intervention and prevention programmes for high-risk families. The authors explain their unique models of 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting', and provide practical guidance on goals and techniques for clinicians who work with maltreated and attachment disordered children and families. This second edition incorporates advances in the fields of child and family psychology that have occurred since the book first published in 1998, with substantial new sections on interpersonal neurobiology, adult and couple treatment, the application of positive psychology. Clear, authoritative and skills-oriented, this is the essential guide to attachment for psychologists, social workers, clinicians, as well as foster and adoptive parents.