Contemporary Challenges In Teaching Young Children

Author by : Gayle Mindes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Contemporary Challenges in Teaching Young Children provides both veteran and aspiring early childhood educators with the information and tools they need to build on their understanding of developmentally appropriate practice. Teachers face many challenges, including family configuration, social and political stressors related to accountability requirements, funding shortages, and the resulting need to teach with fewer resources. This innovative book focuses exclusively on problem-solving at the classroom level and fosters creative methods of ensuring best practices are in place for all children, including those with limited experience in formal social settings and a lack of self-regulatory behaviors. Drawing on current research and their own wealth of experience, expert contributors cover topics from the critical importance of social-emotional learning to culturally responsive teaching to using technology to empower teachers and learners. Written in accessible, non-technical language, this book addresses complex factors affecting child development, guiding readers through the best strategies for tackling real problems in their practice.


The Power Of Projects

Author by : Judy Harris Helm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : This timely volume will help teachers on the front line to tackle the challenges they face in today’s classrooms with children ages 3–8. The authors show how good project work can provide solutions to problems that seem overwhelming to many teachers of young children. They offer practical strategies with examples to maximize the benefits of project work in classrooms where teachers face these 5 key challenges: Overcoming the ill effects of poverty Moving young children towards literacy Responding to children’s special needs Helping children learn a second language Meeting standards effectively. “Teachers can respond to challenges and at the same time help to set the foundations for the children’s future by incorporating good project work into the early childhood curriculum.” —Excerpt from chapter by Lilian G. Katz “Those committed to excellence in the teaching of young children will find the specific methods needed in this work. The teacher practices that increase achievement are all here.” —Martin Haberman, author of Star Teachers of Children in Poverty


Contemporary Issues In The Early Years

Author by : Gillian Pugh
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Praise for First Edition 'The book has been extensively revised to take account of recent legislation in education, health and social services, and includes a new chapter on children’s rights. It brings together the views of many of the most prominent and well-respected figures in the early years sector' - Nursery World It is now widely accepted that during the first few years of life the foundations are laid for all future development. If children are to reach their full potential, then high quality services are required that meet their needs for education and care, and the needs of their parents for support. Yet it is only very recently that government has recognized the importance of


Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms

Author by : Wilma J. Robles de Melendez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Description : In addition to being a text for those studying to become early childhood teachers, Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms: Issues, Concepts, and Strategies 2E is a comprehensive resource for practicing professionals who work with young children every day. The authors are able to share their own experiences as both immigrants and instructors to provide historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. In addition, the authors provide practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, and techniques for use in the classroom. This long-awaited revision also includes new chapter features for comprehension and application, as well as updated content on demographics, children with special needs, and children's book lists. In addition, readers can follow Barbara, a kindergarten teacher, through the chapters to see how she handles the dilemmas and issues that arise in her day-to-day work in the classroom. The authors have worked to address the very fluid nature of terminology and trends within the field and the results of those efforts are reflected in each chapter. A portfolio experience based on INTASC standards has also been included to help students make the important connection from what they are reading to how that content applies in a classroom setting. Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms: Issues, Concepts, and Strategies 2E, includes comprehensive current and future trends, addresses the contemporary and imminent directions of multicultural education and provides many practical classroom ideas for implementation.


Contemporary Challenges For Religious And Spiritual Education

Author by : Arniika Kuusisto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : From being on the margins of scholarly debate for much of the past century and a half, religion is being recognized once again as an area of concern for scholars, politicians, and public policy makers, and thus, the role of religious and spiritual education has taken on a new importance. Apart from its socio-political ramifications, the place of religiousness and spirituality in the make-up of individuals has been given renewed prominence through updated brain science, and neuroscientists regularly refer to elements of this brain science in terms such as spiritual intelligence and even mystical consciousness. This book explores many of the new directions being taken in the field of religious and spiritual education, as new developments challenge the priorities of formal education, and open up new avenues for incorporating religion and spirituality into the modern curriculum. It asks whether the educational aims of teachers should be focused on specifically personal development, or whether religious education should be used to develop understanding of more global and social issues such as citizenship, conflict, and ethics. The book also addresses neuroscientific insights, which suggest a need to engage with cognition and emotion in order to create a rich learning environment, something to which a particularly contested subject area like religion and spirituality is well-placed to contribute. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Beliefs & Values.


Critical Issues In Early Childhood Education

Author by : Yelland, Nicola
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : 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.


The Sage Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Author by : Donna Couchenour
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?


Contemporary Issues In Childhood

Author by : Sue Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Northumbria University Press
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Description : Written by experts in their field with a proven track record for quality in their teaching and learning this volume takes a contemporary and in-depth look at the teaching of humanities where children and their world's are central to the curriculum. Aimed at students and teachers of childhood and early childhood courses?and also beneficial to those studying other academic programs where the emphasis is on the various ways in which childhood is viewed and interpreted?this book gives vital tips and advice on methodology. Packed with many tried and tested methods of approaching and assessing this contemporary subject, this guide instructs teachers on how to give their students the best possible start for the future and how to support and encourage nontraditional students.


Contemporary Perspectives On Families Communities And Schools For Young Children

Author by : Olivia Saracho
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : Early childhood education has always been an enterprising one. Innovative models that provide connections among the family, community, and school of early childhood will continue to emerge through the years to acknowledge new educational ideologies, new social demands, and new knowledge. The issues addressed in this volume can provide new directions to prepare early childhood scholars, researchers, and practitioners to work as a team in these different settings.


Contemporary Issues In Special Educational Needs Considering The Whole Child

Author by : Armstrong, David
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : "This book presents a stimulating and up-to-date overview of the context of education in SEN and suggests how educators can address special needs most effectively by keeping in mind an image of the development of the whole child. The editors have assembled an impressive range of thought-provoking contributions to the ongoing debate on the actual, the possible and the ideal responses that our education system makes or could make to the needs of its most vulnerable students." Tony Cline, Educational Psychology Group, University College London, UK. "This book provides readers with a fresh, often incisive approach to many perennial issues in education. These include but are not limited to socio-political agendas in inclusion, labelling, learners' self esteem and the delicate balance between different specialists within school systems that must be achieved in the best interest of the child with or without special educational needs and disabilities. Although written for a UK readership, the editors have ensured that the content of most chapters transcends national and systems boundaries with a healthy balance between psychological / educational theory and its real world application in contexts that may not be instantly responsive to the child's changing needs." Dr Victor Martinelli, University of Malta, Malta. "This book provides a welcome overview and commentary on current complex issues and problems affecting all those with an interest in children and young people with special educational needs. Ranging, as it does, from matters surrounding individuals such as labelling, therapeutic work and self-esteem to wider political, historical and socio- cultural influences, it provides the reader with a challenging, informed and critical set of perspectives. Its strength is the manner in which it tackles complex issues, providing thought-provoking views for those well versed in the world of special educational needs but also ensuring clear, comprehensive background information for novice readers of this topic. This book is an excellent compilation of relevant contemporary pieces thoughtfully woven together by highly skilled, well-placed editors." Jane Leadbetter, University of Birmingham, UK. This thought-provoking and accessible book provides an overview of key issues in the education of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Written by highly experienced practitioners and educationalists, the book explores a range of approaches for working with this diverse group of learners and invites you to consider your possible responses. The book begins with an historical overview of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and a critical guide to current policy. The contributors then expertly explore and summarise many of the fascinating topics which arise in practice and scholarly research in this area, including: Ethical and practical implications of labelling children and young people with forms of special educational needs or disability The role of special schools, particularly in light of enduring debates about inclusion/exclusion What increased student participation, student voice and other facets of a democratic classroom mean for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities The contributions psychology can make to developing and enriching educational practice Understanding 'behaviour' in relation to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Case studies are used to illustrate these discussions and the book includes suggested protocols for good practice throughout. Throughout the book the reader is asked to reflect on the issues presented and come to their own decisions about what represents good practice in their setting.The journey concludes with a look at a possible 'ideal' school or educational setting for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs is an invaluable guide for trainee and qualified teachers, learning support staff, SENCO's, local authority officers, educational consultants and educational psychologists.


Contemporary Childhood

Author by : Sean MacBlain
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This brand new textbook brings you up to date with all the latest developments and keys issues from around the globe, and helps you understand how these changes are impacting on practice in early years and primary classrooms. Key issues in contemporary childhood are explored through three sections on The Child, The Family, and Emerging Trends, with topics including: the ‘Digital Child’ and the rise of new technologies children’s security and the impact of poverty, austerity and conflict children’s happiness, mental-health and wellbeing the changing nature of families including LGBT homes, refugees, and asylum seekers the challenges of multi-agency working The pace of change in early childhood can be daunting, but this book helps students and practitioners understand the huge variety of issues affecting children in the UK and all over the world. Sean MacBlain will be discussing key ideas from Contemporary Childhood in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.


An Introduction To Young Children With Special Needs

Author by : Richard M. Gargiulo
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs: Birth Through Age Eight is a comprehensive introduction to educational policies, programs, practices, and services for future practitioners serving young children with delays or disabilities in early intervention-early childhood special education (EI-ECSE). Thoughtfully addressing the needs of children at risk for learning or development delays or disabilities, revered authors Richard M. Gargiulo and Jennifer L. Kilgo offer evidence-based interventions and instructional techniques that provide students with a broad understanding of important theoretical and philosophical foundations, including evidence-based decision making, developmentally appropriate practices, cultural responsiveness, and activity-based intervention. The Fifth Edition includes the latest developments in and influences on the field of early intervention and early childhood special education, including the Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) Recommended Practices, which are infused throughout the text. With the support of this current and innovative book, readers will gain a firm understanding of the complex field of EI-ECSE to assist them in their future study and careers. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package Contact your rep to request a demo, answer your questions, and explore the robust tools and resources available with this text. SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Learn more. Interactive eBook Your students save when you bundle the print version with the Interactive eBook (Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-6571-8), which includes access to SAGE Premium Video and other multimedia tools. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks SAGE coursepacks makes it easy to import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS). Intuitive and simple to use, SAGE coursepacks allows you to customize course content to meet your students’ needs. Learn more. SAGE edge This companion website offers both instructors and students a robust online environment with an impressive array of teaching and learning resources. Learn more.


The Sage Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Author by : Donna Couchenour
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Total Read : 92
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Description : The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?


Contemporary Perspective On Child Psychology And Education

Author by : Şenay Çetinkaya
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : In contemporary understanding, the working areas of children's psychology are expanding considerably. The mental health of the children ensures that they are able to use their developmental abilities, cope with difficulties in life, be productive and be creative, and demonstrate cognitive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics appropriate to their developmental turn. This research was conducted to be able to identify behavioral disorders that may be a sign of children's mental problems and to shed light on the resolution of possible problems by facilitating the follow-up of psychosocial developments during the period of growth. This book presents an overview of the contemporary approaches in the departments of child education and psychology, with the hope of them growing up as happy, peaceful, balanced, thoughtful confident and successful individuals.


Contemporary Issues In Learning And Teaching

Author by : Margery McMahon
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching looks at current issues across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. The book addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education, and includes examples from all four countries of the UK. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including: - education across different contexts and settings - teaching in an inclusive environment - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners Each chapter follows the same accessible format. They contain case studies and vignettes providing examples and scenarios for discussion; introduction and summary boxes listing key issues and concepts explored in the chapter; key questions for discussion reflection; and further reading. This essential text will be ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programmes. All editors and contributors are based in the Faculty of Education at Glasgow University, UK.


Play Projects And Preschool Standards

Author by : Gera Jacobs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Description : The authors help readers create well-planned projects and activities that capture children's interest and develop the critical social and pre-academic skills identified in state standards.


Contemporary Issues In The Early Years

Author by : Gillian Pugh
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : If you are a student or practitioner in the early years sector, you need to develop a rounded understanding of key issues in this fast-moving field. This new and updated edition provides a critical examination of the essential issues in early years policy and practice. With contributions from highly regarded practitioners and researchers, this book accessibly balances theory and practical concerns. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised to include: A new chapter on Child Protection and Safeguarding Coverage of the new EYFS Theory and research evidence A Companion Website, highlighting further reading and current policies and frameworks. You can visit the Companion Website at www.uk.sagepub.com/pughduffy to view a video from the authors, and also access study materials including: Points for discussion Reflective tasks Further reading Web links.


Sodom Has Bounced Back A Response To Contemporary Challenges Faced By Young Christians

Author by : Sikhumbuzo Dube
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : The city of Sodom had not only become the hub of variety of activities but a rendezvous for perpetrators of all forms of vice. The crime and vice must have been fuelled by economic pressures among other factors. Although the economy of Sodom was thriving, many young people could have been living in abject poverty. Many unemployed young people killed their time by beer drinking and loitering - as a result they got hooked to a number of sexual mores. Beautiful young women signed up with rich businessmen who hired them out for escort services to wealthy visitors. The city adult book and video stores, the one night (fornicatory) stands and porn shops were teeming with wicked men of Sodom. This book addresses current hot potatoes like homosexuality, lesbianism, revisionist gay theology, the occult, music television and its impact, premarital/non-marital sex and materialism through looking glasses of Lot's story. It focuses on a redemptive ministry approach to these issues.


Contemporary Issues In The Early Years

Author by : Gillian Pugh
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : Written and edited by leading practitioners and researchers in early childhood, this new edition of Gillian Pugh and Bernadette Duffy's highly regarded book provides a critical examination of key issues in the field. The Fifth Edition of this best-selling book includes fully updated coverage of policy and research, practice, and workforce issues, as well as four brand new chapters on children’s centers, health services in the early years, leading and working in multi-agency teams, and quality in early childhood education.


Ebook Contemporary Issues In Special Educational Needs Considering The Whole Child

Author by : David Armstrong
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Total Read : 86
Total Download : 114
File Size : 45,9 Mb
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Description : “This book presents a stimulating and up-to-date overview of the context of education in SEN and suggests how educators can address special needs most effectively by keeping in mind an image of the development of the whole child. The editors have assembled an impressive range of thought-provoking contributions to the ongoing debate on the actual, the possible and the ideal responses that our education system makes or could make to the needs of its most vulnerable students.” Tony Cline, Educational Psychology Group, University College London, UK. “This book provides readers with a fresh, often incisive approach to many perennial issues in education. These include but are not limited to socio-political agendas in inclusion, labelling, learners’ self esteem and the delicate balance between different specialists within school systems that must be achieved in the best interest of the child with or without special educational needs and disabilities. Although written for a UK readership, the editors have ensured that the content of most chapters transcends national and systems boundaries with a healthy balance between psychological / educational theory and its real world application in contexts that may not be instantly responsive to the child’s changing needs.” Dr Victor Martinelli, University of Malta, Malta. “This book provides a welcome overview and commentary on current complex issues and problems affecting all those with an interest in children and young people with special educational needs. Ranging, as it does, from matters surrounding individuals such as labelling, therapeutic work and self-esteem to wider political, historical and socio- cultural influences, it provides the reader with a challenging, informed and critical set of perspectives. Its strength is the manner in which it tackles complex issues, providing thought-provoking views for those well versed in the world of special educational needs but also ensuring clear, comprehensive background information for novice readers of this topic. This book is an excellent compilation of relevant contemporary pieces thoughtfully woven together by highly skilled, well-placed editors.” Jane Leadbetter, University of Birmingham, UK. This thought-provoking and accessible book provides an overview of key issues in the education of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Written by highly experienced practitioners and educationalists, the book explores a range of approaches for working with this diverse group of learners and invites you to consider your possible responses. The book begins with an historical overview of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and a critical guide to current policy. The contributors then expertly explore and summarise many of the fascinating topics which arise in practice and scholarly research in this area, including: Ethical and practical implications of labelling children and young people with forms of special educational needs or disabilityThe role of special schools, particularly in light of enduring debates about inclusion/exclusionWhat increased student participation, student voice and other facets of a democratic classroom mean for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities The contributions psychology can make to developing and enriching educational practice Understanding ‘behaviour’ in relation to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Case studies are used to illustrate these discussions and the book includes suggested protocols for good practice throughout. Throughout the book the reader is asked to reflect on the issues presented and come to their own decisions about what represents good practice in their setting.The journey concludes with a look at a possible ‘ideal’ school or educational setting for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Contemporary Issues in Special Educational Needs is an invaluable guide for trainee and qualified teachers, learning support staff, SENCO’s, local authority officers, educational consultants and educational psychologists.


Perspectives On Early Childhood Education

Author by : Katherine M. Hirst
Languange : en
Publisher by : Trentham Books
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Description : Focusing on early childhood experiences and the factors at work, this title examines the expanding field of early childhood education and care, highlighting the critical issues to be aware of and how this can affect the child in later life.


Differentiating For The Young Child

Author by : Joan Franklin Smutny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corwin Press
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Description : Meet the highly diverse needs of primary students with these differentiated teaching strategies! Designed to help primary teachers value and support the unique experiences and learning styles of diverse young learners, this book offers strategies for promoting intellectual discovery and creative thinking across key discipline areas, tackles issues related to underserved students, and discusses differentiated technology use. This second edition: Includes new charts with strategies for differentiating lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts Presents new focus questions to help teachers clarify their own priorities and target student needs efficiently Offers Web sites for further reference


Contemporary Perspectives On Research In Assessment And Evaluation In Early Childhood Education

Author by : Olivia Saracho
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : Researchers, educators, professional organizations, administrators, parents, and policy makers have increased their involvement in the assessment and evaluation of early childhood education programs. This interest has developed swiftly during the last decades. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) developed a position statement titled, “Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8,” to address related trends, issues, guiding principles, and values. Appropriate and well-designed evaluations need to address several audiences including researchers, educators, policy makers, children, and parents. They need to encourage the implementation of a strong foundation that improves the quality of the children’s education. Child assessment and program evaluation can lead to effective results and better accountability for preschool, kindergarten, and primary school programs. The purpose of this volume is to share a collection of research strands on contemporary perspectives on research in assessment and evaluation in early childhood education. It provides a review and critical analysis of the literature on assessment and evaluation of programs, children, teachers, and settings. The volume begins with a brief introductory chapter that presents the reader with a map of the area, laying out the issues and alternatives, and linking these to the chapters that follow. It addresses several areas including (1) understanding assessment and evaluation with young children, (2) schools and assessment implications, (3) teacher evaluation and professional development, (4) social relationships and assessment, (5) content areas in early education assessment, (6) technology and assessment, and (7) conclusion with future research directions in assessment and evaluation in early childhood education. The volume is of interest to researchers, educators, policy makers, university faculty, graduate students, and general readers who are interested in research on assessment and evaluation in early childhood education. The chapters are authored by established scholars in the field.


Early Childhood Education

Author by : Suzanne L. Krogh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In an accessible and meaningful way, Early Childhood Education examines foundational topics that encourage early childhood education students to think, reflect, and develop opinions, theories, and philosophies about their field. This interactive book invites the reader to develop a personal philosophy of early childhood education and an identity as an early educator, in order to build a sufficient foundation for continual growth as a teacher. Divided into three sections that deal with the past, present, and future, Early Childhood Education asks the reader to think about important ideas underlying and encompassing today’s early childhood education. First providing historical and philosophical perspectives of the field, authors Krogh and Slentz then look at careers in early education and what it's like to be a teacher or caregiver today, compare and contrast contemporary models of early childhood education, and examine cultural and individual differences that confront and challenge teachers. Finally, the book looks to the future of the field and discusses debates of current issues. The newly updated edition includes the most contemporary issues in the field since the first edition and integrates further discussion of diversity and children with special needs throughout the entire book. Special Features: End of chapter questions invite readers to develop an ongoing philosophy of teaching and learning. "Extending your Learning" activities provide opportunities for further discussion and debate. Glossary and Internet Resources offer important tools for the early childhood education student.


Contemporary Issues And Challenge In Early Childhood Education In The Asia Pacific Region

Author by : Minyi Li
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book investigates the unique and dynamic approaches to key issues of changing images of child and childhood, by different countries in the Asia-Pacific. Key concepts considered are re-conceptualizing early childhood education and care, re-eaxming early learning standards and redefining professionalism. The Asia Pacific region includes countries belonging to both the Majority and Minority worlds and which vary widely in terms of their cultural geography, social-cultural beliefs, and levels of development, demographic profiles, political systems and government commitments to early childhood services. An international team of experienced researchers from different countries guarantees diverse perspectives. By examining different countries’ policy choices and evidence-based practices, the authors show how best to provide for young children based on their countries’ strategies.


Educational Encounters Nordic Studies In Early Childhood Didactics

Author by : Niklas Pramling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 30
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Description : Qualitative analyses of young children’s learning in natural settings are rare, so this new book will make educators sit up and pay attention. It lays out a Nordic, or continental European teaching and learning paradigm whose didactic framework is distinct from the Anglo-American system. This analysis, which features contributions and case studies from researchers in a range of subjects, is built on principles such as the learner’s perspective, establishing sufficient intersubjectivity, ‘pointing out’, and informing experience linguistically. After clarifying some historical background, the book discusses the contemporary emphasis in early childhood education on pedagogy/learning. What should ‘didactics’ mean in educating young children? The book examines the opportunities for learning that teachers provide for children in early childhood education, as well as how children respond to these opportunities. It presents empirical studies from a variety of naturalistic settings, including mathematics, making visual art, ecology, music, dance, literacy and story-telling, as well as learning about gender, morality and democracy. The authors seek to answer key questions about the processes involved in both teaching and learning. What challenges do teachers face as they try to expand children’s knowledge in various fields of learning? How do they respond to these challenges, and what can we learn about children’s corresponding uptake? What now requires further research? One key distinction in researching children’s learning is between studies that look at ‘process’ and those that analyze ‘product’. In the tradition of Piaget, Vygotsky and Werner, as well as Mercer and Valsiner’s more recent work, this book advocates the importance and relative rareness of the former type of study.


Starting With Their Strengths

Author by : Deborah C. Lickey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide to using the project approach when teaching young children with special needs. While focusing on children's individual strengths, which include their interests, intelligences, and unique styles of learning, this resource demonstrates teaching strategies that address multiple areas of development. Using scenarios from their own practice, The authors examine the process of accessing children's strengths to facilitate social, emotional, cognitive, and motor development, including concepts and skills. The authors provide tools to determine, organize, and plan with children's strengths and demonstrate the use of documentation as an authentic assessment of children's skills and goals. Teachers will use this book to create learning environments that enrich learning for all children.


In The Spirit Of The Studio

Author by : Lella Gandini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : As the authors state in their opening chapter, prepare to be amazed. This beautiful book describes the revolution that the Reggio Emiliaatelier (art studio) brought to the education of young children in Italy, and follows that revolution across the ocean to North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this original volume: includes detailed interviews with Italian educators from Reggio Emilia; offers a window into many ateliers within the United States, examining the multiple ways that experience is altered when teachers, parents, and children prepare and work together in the studio setting; addresses the practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment, using materials, and provides examples of projects; and features a comprehensive approach that addresses many varied issues related to children, including learning, collaboration, relationships, and community.


Ebook Contemporary Management Mee 2e

Author by : JONES
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill
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Description : The Second Middle East Edition blends theory with contemporary management practice. Dr. Marina Apaydin (American University of Beirut) joins the authoring team in this edition for significant enhancements to content and presentation of topics. New chapter-opening cases have been added to feature companies and management personalities from the Middle East. Management Insights vignettes offer balanced representation of international as well as local, small-to-medium sized companies and start-ups, to ensure applicability of theory in a variety of contexts. Updated content and improved topics coverage ensure closer alignment with introductory management courses: • Two new topics have been added on the history of management in the Arab world in Chapter 2, and Islamic ethics in Chapter 5. • Improved content coverage includes a new Chapter 3 focusing on the Manager as a Person. • Improved and streamlined coverage of managerial processes relating to organizational culture in Chapter 4. • Managing in the Global Environment includes revised terminology consistent with International Business courses. • Chapters 8 through 11 have gone through substantial revision to focus on control as part of managing the organizational structure, and organizational learning as part of change and innovation. • Chapter 16 includes contemporary topics on communication including social media, influencers, and a guide to networking. Dr. Marina Apaydin is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Olayan School Business at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Omar Belkohodja is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at the School of Business Administration at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.


Contemporary Issues In Early Childhood Education In Germany

Author by : Wilfried Smidt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 55
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Description : 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.