Diversities in Early Childhood Education

This edited work is a valuable resource for those studying and working with young children.

Diversities in Early Childhood Education

This collection, edited by leaders in the field of early childhood and multicultural education, is a valuable resource for those studying and working with young children. Chapters emphasize the relationship between theory, research, and practice, and provide illustrations of equitable and inclusive practices that move us toward social justice in the critical field of early childhood education. Drawing from the current literature on ability, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, languages, race, and sexual orientation, the book presents a forward-looking account of how diversity could improve the educational experience of children from birth to grade three.

Early Childhood Education

With the help of this book, you can deal with all kinds of children including the difficult ones without feeling tired of handling them. The book contains a lot.

Early Childhood Education

Positive thinking is the gateway to success. This book helps to improve knowledge about mastery of one's own expectations, emotions, and practical skills to use in real life situations. Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Early Years Education (EYE) promotes equality for children and creates opportunity for partnership, working to improve quality and consistency for secure foundation, and a better future for all. Parents do not forget this book is equally good for you. Marriage and its problems including parenting are treated in it. Short stories and poems are also included in it.

In addition to the above data, it contains Early Childhood Education sample curriculum, trial past questions and past questions with answers. The past questions are based on Early Childhood Education at both the university and college levels. Early Childhood Education or Early Years Education is paramount to us likewise students' success in their final exams. Calculated steps were taken to address issues related to children. Their rights were taken into consideration and their future prospects are very important to us in each country. The author wrote four (4) books – General Knowledge of English Literature (2) for students and teachers, Early Childhood Education and My Best Picture Book.

In brief, the book covers everything in the curriculum — cognitive, innovation, creativity, social, emotional, language, physical development, child assessment, improvement on existing practice, working with families etc. With the help of this book, you can deal with all kinds of children including the difficult ones without feeling tired of handling them. The book contains a lot. You are invited to get copies of these books and recommend them to people— students, teachers, lecturers, managers, directors, practitioners at crèche, nursery, primary, high schools and parents. Many thanks for purchasing the books. Your service is highly appreciated.


Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText.

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134057287. This comprehensive text helps prepare future and current teachers to measure or evaluate children in early childhood, to become fully informed about the range of assessment possibilities available, and to learn how those techniques and instruments can be most beneficial to the children in their classrooms. This new edition features expanded and enhanced material covering the ever-growing trend toward performance assessment, portfolios, and other methods of reporting a child's performance. Throughout, the approach of the authors is to present the development of an assessment system that includes traditional as well as authentic assessment strategies in a comprehensive plan and to seek to inform the reader about all types of assessments and their appropriate use. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Early Childhood Education Today

Its strong coverage of development in the age/grade-specific chapters, emphasis on diversity, and coverage of contemporary topics and issues make this text stand apart from other early childhood education texts.

Early Childhood Education Today

A leading text for Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses keeps students on the cutting edge of early childhood teaching practice and professionalism. George Morrison's Early Childhood Education Today presents current, research-based information on providing high-quality early education to all children so that they can be successful in school and in life. The new edition retains the engaging style that has made the book so popular and provides practical examples of authentic teaching practices used by master teachers. Its strong coverage of development in the age/grade-specific chapters, emphasis on diversity, and coverage of contemporary topics and issues make this text stand apart from other early childhood education texts. The Fourteenth Edition integrates 14 themes that are critical to the field today: the importance of all children's language and literacy development and competence; teaching children who may need help with English language learning; teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms; applying developmentally appropriate practices; closing the achievement gap; integrating special education and early childhood education services; teaching in inclusive classrooms; closing school readiness gaps; the expanding role of preschool education; meeting the challenges of teacher accountability; integrating STEAM subjects into the curriculum; providing for children's mental health; using technology to support learners; and developing as a professional. Also available with Revel Revel(tm) is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience-for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Revel does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Revel, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Revel, search for: 0134995171 / 9780134995175 Revel for Early Childhood Education Today Package consists of: 0134488423 / 9780134488424 Revel for Early Childhood Education Today -- Access Card 0134895118 / 9780134895116 Early Childhood Education Today

Early Childhood Education and Care

It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.′ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early ...

Early Childhood Education and Care

'The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.' - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood By examining how young children develop and learn from conception through to the age of eight, this book explores ways to enhance professional practice in the early years. Sections cover: - Child development (including recent research into cognitive development of babies) - The child in the socio-cultural context - International educational approaches - The developing professional. Learning Features: - Key learning points identify at a glance what each chapter will cover - Case studies help you link theory to practice - Reflective activities help you reflect on how to apply ideas to practice - Further reading directs you to additional resources to deepen your understanding. Illustrated with examples of practice from a range of settings, this accessible text is essential reading for all those studying on Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Education and Care courses. Additional online material/support: For regular updates and thoughts on hot topics and key debates in the field subscribe to Sheila Nutkins author blog here.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education


Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Comprehensive and authoritative, this volume combines an impeccable research grounding with a strong applied focus.

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education receives more attention and funding today than ever before, yet the quality of available programs varies widely. What interventions are most effective for promoting young children's school readiness? How can educators partner successfully with diverse families to help close the income- and race-based achievement gap? What are the obstacles to dissemination of evidence-based child care and preschool practices, and how can these obstacles be overcome? Bringing together foremost experts, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Part I describes the contemporary landscape of early education in the United States: what programs are in place; how they are utilized, administered, and funded; and their educational aims. Part II presents cutting-edge research on curricula and teaching methods that work. Coverage encompasses strategies for fostering specific skills--including language, literacy, and early mathematics and science--and for enhancing academic development overall. Next, Part III turns to the critical areas of social development and the family context of early education. Chapters describe exemplary approaches to supporting young children's executive functioning, self-regulation, social-emotional learning, and mental health. Rounding out the volume, Part IV addresses ways to better serve children with special needs, as well as how to strengthen the roles of early educators through professional development, higher education, and certification. Comprehensive and authoritative, this volume combines an impeccable research grounding with a strong applied focus. It belongs on the desks of researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in early education, early literacy, child development, and special education; school and child care administrators; and education policymakers.

Influencing Early Childhood Education Key Figures Philosophies And Ideas

This book offers an academic, critical approach to theories underpinning current practice in early childhood care and education.

Influencing Early Childhood Education  Key Figures  Philosophies And Ideas

This book offers an academic, critical approach to theories underpinning current practice in early childhood care and education.

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children.

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.

Embedding STEAM in Early Childhood Education and Care

This book approaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) in early childhood education from multiple angles.

Embedding STEAM in Early Childhood Education and Care

This book approaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) in early childhood education from multiple angles. It focuses on the teaching and learning of children from two years of age to the early years of school. Proponents of STEAM describe how it can create opportunities for children to learn creatively, and various chapter authors make strong connections between discipline areas within the context of an informal curriculum. Others advocate for an integrated STEM, rather than STEAM, approach. With a light touch on theory and a focus on how to embed STE(A)M in an integrated early childhood curriculum, the editors and contributors examine the STEAM versus STEM question from multiple angles. The chapters provide helpful frameworks for parents, teachers and higher education institutions, and make practical suggestions for how to support young childrens inquiry learning. Drawing on pedagogy and research from around the world, this book will be of interest to scholars of STEAM education, early childhood educators, students of early childhood education and parents of young children. Caroline Cohrssen is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include learning and teaching in the years prior to school entry. This includes the home learning environment and early childhood education settings. Susanne Garvis is a professor in the Department of Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Her research interests include quality, policy and learning in early childhood education.

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education in Germany

The importance of early childhood education has been emphasized by a large body of research that has demonstrated that children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development is significantly influenced by the quality of the education and care received from their families and in preschool. Consequently, it is important to investigate factors that pertain to the provision of a high-quality education and high-quality care for young children. This book addresses several important issues that are currently under discussion with respect to this topic. In particular, the book focuses on three topics presently under debate: the professionalization of pedagogues working in the field of early childhood education; the quality of education and care provided by families and preschools; and the promotion of children from socio-economically disadvantaged families. Providing an excellent overview of current research in Germany, this book will be useful to readers who are interested in international perspectives on early childhood education and who want to gain insight into relevant topics discussed in other countries. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

An engaging examination of current issues and practices involved in assessing young children A highly readable integration of the latest assessment practices and policies, this text includes valuable information regarding young children ...

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

An engaging examination of current issues and practices involved in assessing young children A highly readable integration of the latest assessment practices and policies, this text includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English language learners—topics that are insufficiently addressed in other assessment texts. Focusing on practical applications of key concepts, Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education provides a knowledge base of what every early childhood teacher should know about assessing young children. Key Features Comprehensive coverage examines the full range of assessments, including formative, summative, authentic, and standardized. Cases in Point provide practical implications and examples from real life. Objectives for Learning alert students as to central concepts and provide guidance for reading and studying. Discussion Questions encourage analysis and class discussions, promoting higher order thinking on the topics. Ancillaries Password-protected instructor resources, available at www.sagepub.com/wrightinstr, feature PowerPoint slides, a test bank, Internet resources, and additional activities.

Early Childhood Education 4th Edition

This new edition has been fully revised with new photography and updated to include the latest developments in thinking and practice. The book, as always, retains Tina Bruce's characteristic accessible and thoughtful writing style.

Early Childhood Education  4th Edition

"Tina Bruce is one of the foremost figures thinking and writing about Early Years education at the moment ... I present Early Childhood Education to my students as a modern classic". Fran Paffard, University of Cumbria Early Childhood Education, 4th edition, is the new edition of the classic early years textbook by Tina Bruce. The book draws on the history of Early Years pioneering educators and classic educational theories and places them in the context of modern developments in psychology and sociology to set out a practical and readable text, packed with new and specially commissioned photographs, that provides a framework for Early Years education. This new edition has been fully revised with new photography and updated to include the latest developments in thinking and practice. The book, as always, retains Tina Bruce's characteristic accessible and thoughtful writing style. This will be an invaluable text for you if you are studying Early Years education as part of an Early Childhood Studies degree, an Early Years Foundation Degree, you are working towards Early Years Professional Status, or are a manager or Headteacher within the Early Years sector.

Early Childhood Educational Research

This book brings together Cathy Nutbrown’s considerable knowledge and expertise in the field, to deliver a comprehensive and critical overview of national and international research.

Early Childhood Educational Research

Early Childhood educational research is a constantly evolving field. This book brings together Cathy Nutbrown’s considerable knowledge and expertise in the field, to deliver a comprehensive and critical overview of national and international research. The strengths of various types of research, and their influence on theory, policy and practice, are identified along with new and emerging research areas, and anticipated future topics and patterns of research. Through an analytical discussion of research topics addressing Children, Adults and Pedagogy, these key areas are highlighted: - Issues in research design - Types of and trends in methodological approaches - The ethics of research With digestible chapter introductions, thinking points and suggestions for research or dissertation topics, readers are also able to locate their own work in an international landscape. This is the perfect ‘go to’ resource for all early childhood education and social science researchers.

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education

How can early childhood educators deal with the complex issues that arise in the lives of young children? This book examines critical issues in early childhood education across a broad range of contexts.

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education

What are some of the long held bellefs in early childhood education that need to be challenged? What can postmodern perspectives offer to early childhood educators? How can early childhood educators deal with the complex issues that arise in the lives of young children? This book examines critical issues in early childhood education across a broad range of contexts. The issues explored are critical not only in terms of being fundamental to early childhood education, but also in that they present ideas and use frameworks which are not traditional to the field. The topics under review include questioning the developmental basis of early childhood education and the notion of what constitutes child-centred curricula, and extends into a discussion of the complex nature of teacher's work in early childhood contexts which require new ways of reconceptualising the field and the role of the teacher in the lives of children.; The chapters explore contemporary issues using methodologies that are increasingly being favoured by teacher educators, parents and community members who find that developmental perspectives do not satisfactorily explain and assist us in our interactions with young children and their families in the 21st century.

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education

Topics explored include: Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents This timely book will be ...

Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education

Documentation in early childhood education is typically seen as a means to enhance the quality of care and education, and as a way to take account of the child’s view. Assessment and Documentation in Early Childhood Education considers the increasing trend towards systematic child documentation especially in early childhood institutions. The authors present ways in which assessment and evaluation is done sometimes explicitly but more often implicitly in these practices, and explore its means, aims, forms, and functions. They also examine the rationalities of child documentation from the perspective of professional practice and professionalism and suggest that documentation and assessment practices can weaken and constrain but also empower and strengthen teachers, children and parents. Topics explored include: Different forms of documentation and assessment Documentation and listening to the children Dilemmas of assessment and documentation Participation by children Involvement of parents This timely book will be appealing for those studying in the field of early childhood education, teacher education, special education, general education, social work, counselling, psychology, sociology, childhood studies, and family studies.

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care

This is an essential resource for students in early childhood education and care, early childhood studies, and education programs.

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care

Equity as Praxis in Early Childhood Education and Care aims to map, deconstruct, and engage with different models of equity as they pertain to the early childhood education landscape in Ontario. Drawing on marginalized narratives of gender, race, Indigeneity, dis/ability and inclusion, and migration, immigration, and displacement, the authors discuss how to advance the field and make it more equitable for children, families, early childhood educators, and all other practitioners. This edited collection outlines the current political climate of early childhood education and care in Ontario through a critical analysis of policies and dominant discourses of equity and inclusion. By prompting readers to reflect on and critique their understandings of children, families, communities, and practices in the field, the authors seek to provide counternarratives to Eurocentric developmentalist hegemonies and an alternative strength-based approach to critical and transformative praxis. This vital text encourages rethinking how narratives of equity and inclusion are constructed and what this means for young children and their families in Ontario, as well as throughout Canada. This is an essential resource for students in early childhood education and care, early childhood studies, and education programs. FEATURES: - Includes perspectives from multiple positionalities in the field to provide a critical and interdisciplinary approach - Draws on a reconceptualist lens to present a critique of developmentalist approaches - Encourages readers to engage with the content by practising critical self-examination and considering social factors and forces that inform their own concepts

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care

The first volume in this Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries provides a snapshot of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around ...

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care

The first volume in this Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries provides a snapshot of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The intention is to provide a description for the policy and provision for young children and their families in each of the unique contemporary contexts. The selection of countries includes every continent in the world to provide variety across cultures, socio-economic status, location, population and other unique factors. Some chapters also share the development and history of early childhood in their country, including economic and political transitions that lead to changes in early childhood provision and policy. The book provides essential takeaways for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood education within an international perspective.

Essentials of Early Childhood Education

Essentials of Early Childhood Education remains one of the most revered texts in the field. The text emphasizes the importance of experience, interactions, and environments to support children in development.

Essentials of Early Childhood Education

Essentials of Early Childhood Education remains one of the most revered texts in the field. The text emphasizes the importance of experience, interactions, and environments to support children in development. This edition highlights up-to-date coverage, statistics, and references to new Canadian studies as well as validates Early Childhood Education as a critical and meaningful vocation. Essentials of Early Childhood Education will provide students with the foundations necessary to study further in their field and achieve success in their field placements and practicum. The book focuses on issues that must be addressed to prepare individuals to work with young children and families in early development stages.

The Policies of Childcare and Early Childhood Education

This timely book reveals how policies of childcare and early childhood education influence children's circumstances and the daily lives of families with children.

The Policies of Childcare and Early Childhood Education

This timely book reveals how policies of childcare and early childhood education influence children's circumstances and the daily lives of families with children. Examining how these policies are approached, it focuses particularly on the issues and pitfalls related to equal access. Chapters explore early childhood education and care policies in different social and geographical contexts, highlighting the different ways in which stakeholders - including parents, administrators and policy makers - approach issues of equality. The book further analyses what is meant by, and expected of, early childhood education and care in society and how this varies between nations. Key case studies in the context of liberal, conservative and universal approaches to welfare are used to show the broad differences between them, problematizing the notion of equal access. Social policy, family studies and sociology scholars will appreciate the new insights into the question of the equality of societies offered in this book. It will also prove incisive for researchers looking at the family and early childhood education, as well as for politicians and administrators working in the field.