Multicultural Teaching In The Early Childhood Classroom

Author by : Mariana Souto-Manning
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Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space. Book Features: Multicultural education in action,including the everyday issues and tensions experienced by children and their families. Powerful vignettes from diverse Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the United States. Sections on “Getting Started” and “Considering Obstacles and Exploring Possibilities” in each chapter. A list of multicultural children’s books and resources for further reading. Chapters: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Teaching Young Children Multicultural Education as Transformative Education Interviews: Encouraging Children to Ask Questions Critical Inquiry: Supporting Children’s Investigations Culture Circles with Multicultural Literature: Addressing Issues of Fairness Community Resources and Home Literacies: Developing Funds of Knowledge Technology: Media(ting) Multicultural Teaching Storytelling and Story Acting: Creating Spaces for Children to Negotiate Change Reflecting on the Possibilities of Teaching Multiculturally: What Next? What If? Mariana Souto-Manning is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. “A profound, rich, and rewarding meditation and deep conversation with teachers fully engaging young children with culture, social history, and learning for the future. This wide-ranging book escapes temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Read it and reflect on how you can take it into your own life of learning.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita, Stanford University “Early childhood educators will experience this unique book as a warm and detailed invitation to engage in multicultural education. The emphasis throughout is on “multi”—multiple pedagogical approaches, from culture circles to podcasts to story acting, and multiple cultural heritages embodied by active children and teachers. From a critical perspective and alongside creative teachers who aspire to be transformative, Souto-Manning links accessible theory with rich and thoughtful practices.” —Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Mariana Souto-Manning’s Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom rightly places the use of deficit thinking and ineffective teaching strategies in the wasteland of classroom instruction. The author superbly documents and explains ways of teaching multiculturally that will richly benefit the learning of all students and make teaching become the fun that teachers dreamed it would be when they first said, ‘I want to teach because I love kids.’” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically—a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms Issues Concepts And Strategies

Author by : Wilma Robles de Melendez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, 5th Edition, covers the historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. Featuring practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, case studies, and techniques for use in the classroom, this comprehensive resource is appropriate for those studying to become early childhood educators and for practicing professionals. Updated with new research, statistics, and demographic data, the fifth edition also features a full-color design, numbered learning objectives correlated to section heads, expanded coverage of standards, more opportunities for reflection, a variety of individual and group activities, updated children's literature lists, and a prominent emphasis on the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Music And Children

Author by : Gilberto Soto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cognella Academic Publishing
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Description : Teaching Music in the Multicultural Early Childhood Classroom discusses principles and strategies for integrating music into early childhood and early elementary school education. Readers learn how music education meets the expressive and developmental needs of young children, and how integrating music into curricula enhances enactive, iconic, and symbolic learning experiences. Written to align with national teaching standards for early childhood teaching certification, the book teachers readers how to identify and describe basic music notation, perception, and performance. They study music and lesson planning methodology, and learn how to successfully plan and present a lesson using music as the link to the desired learning objective. Specific topics include music for children with special needs, multicultural music, ELL and ESL bilingual fluencies, rhythm and movement, extension and character songs, and the importance of singing. Each chapter includes lesson plan templates and study guides with key terms and assessment questions. The book features numerous activities, all of which have been successfully class-tested. Teaching Music in the Multicultural Early Childhood Classroom has been developed for courses in early childhood music, and elementary school programs such as music and children, music in the early childhood, Mommy and Me, and Kindermusik, among others. Gilberto D. Soto is a professor of music education and guitar at Texas A&M International University. He also supervises the guitar studio, teaching and mentoring its majors, and directs the TAMIU Classical Guitar Ensemble. An award-winning author and classical guitarist, he earned his M.M. in music performance and his Ph.D. in music education at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Soto has performed with numerous symphony orchestras, served as a judge in guitar competitions, symposiums, and workshops, and directed and founded several educational guitar ensembles. Dr. Soto has authored and coauthored several books and articles on music education, which have been featured on national television and are sold internationally. As a result he travels nationally and internationally offering lectures and workshops on his writings and research regarding multicultural music education in early childhood. He is a member of the Guitar Foundation of American, the South Texas Classical Guitar society, and the Texas Council for the Arts.


Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms Issues Concepts And Strategies

Author by : Wilma Robles de Melendez
Languange : en
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Description : TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive text on the historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. Featuring practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, and techniques for use in the classroom, the book is appropriate for those studying to become early childhood teachers as well as being a comprehensive resource for practicing professionals. Updated with new statistics, references, and terminology, the fourth edition also includes new case studies, expanded coverage of standards and technology, an integrated video feature, and a more prominent emphasis on the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Multicultural Education In Early Childhood Classrooms

Author by : Edwina Battle Vold
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Education Assn
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Description : This monograph is intended to provide a rationale for multicultural education and to serve as a manual for teachers. It includes activities and strategies for teaching preschool and primary-age children from a multicultural perspective. The document is organized into six chapters, four of which include sample lessons. Chapter 1 provides the basis for inquiry into what a multicultural curriculum is and the way in which it responds to the needs of a population of increasing cultural diversity. Chapter 2 offers a rationale for the present social studies structure in the primary grades and discusses ways to modify lessons within that structure to embody a multicultural perspective. A historical picture of changing perspectives in science and mathematics in early childhood education is provided in Chapter 3. This chapter describes ways to help all children succeed in science and mathematics through the use of a multicultural perspective. Chapter 4 focuses on teacher characteristics that enhance the teaching of a curriculum with a multicultural perspective. In Chapter 5, discussion concerns the ways in which play supports the goals of multicultural education. Chapter 6 extends the process of creating a multicultural climate to aspects of the classroom that do not fall within the established subject areas. A list of 86 references, a list of 20 children's books, and a list of teacher resources are provided. (GLR)


Multicultural Teaching Competence Of Korean Early Childhood Educators During A Period Of Rapid Ethno Cultural Diversification

Author by : Sung Ok Park
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This mixed method study, provides insight into the preparation of Korean teachers to meet emerging diversity challenges. The purpose of this study is to determine the current state of the art regarding the multicultural teaching competence of Korean early childhood educators in a period of rapid ethno-cultural diversification from a traditionally homogeneous to heterogeneous society. Specifically, this study (1) investigated the status of Korean early childhood educators' multicultural teaching competences and (2) it explored relationships between the multicultural teaching competence and variables that might impact differences in such competence. The purposeful sampling method was implemented for this study. Korean ore-service and in-service teachers participated for this study (n = 178). Firstly, participant teachers' multicultural teaching competency (MTC) was measured by Multicultural Teaching Scale (Wayson, 1993). Hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to investigate the relationship between MTC and multicultural background variables. In addition, follow-up in-depth interviews were conducted with the two highest scoring and the two lowest scoring teacher participants. Results of the study suggest that Korean early childhood educators have relatively low competent in teaching multicultural classrooms. Also, it suggested that multicultural education; such as taking diversity related courses in teacher training college and/or attending workshops may play a role in higher levels of multicultural teaching competence. Furthermore, participant teachers who scored higher in MTC tended to have a broader view of culture when compared to those who scored lower. This study concluded that Korean teacher education institutes are in urgent need of multicultural education for early childhood educators. It further suggests benefits of university coursework in supporting greater knowledge and cultural sensitivity.


Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms

Author by : Wilma J. Robles de Melendez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms: Issues, Concepts, and Strategies, 4/e, International Edition is a comprehensive book on the historical, theoretical, political, and sociological aspects of multicultural education as it relates to young children. Featuring practical guidelines, curriculum suggestions, and techniques for use in the classroom, the book is appropriate for those studying to become early childhood teachers as well as being a comprehensive resource for practicing professionals. Updated with new statistics, references, and terminology, the Fourth Edition also includes new case studies, expanded coverage of standards and technology, an integrated video feature, and a more prominent emphasis on the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective.


Teaching And Learning In A Diverse World

Author by : Patricia G. Ramsey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : How can we create truly multicultural classrooms? In this new edition of her popular text, renowned early childhood educator Patricia Ramsey draws on a wide range of research and practice from different communities around the world to further explore the complexities of raising and teaching young children in a world fraught with societal divisions and inequities.Using engaging examples and stories, this comprehensive volume offers concrete suggestions to encourage teachers to reflect on their own histories and experiences and to challenge and rethink their assumptions and attitudes toward children and teaching. This new, up-to-date edition describes research-based classroom practices to engage children in exploring the complexities of race, economic inequities, immigration, environmental issues and sustainability, gender and sexual orientation and identities, and abilities and disabilities. It also addresses the challenges of teaching in the context of globalization, pervasive social media, and increasing standards and accountability. Book Features: Addresses social and economic inequities and how they affect staff relationships, interactions with parents, and children’s classroom experiences.Offers strategies to help teachers initiate conversations with colleagues, parents, and children.Discusses long-term structural decisions about early childhood programs, as well as day-to-day classroom teaching plans.Includes questions that prompt teachers to recognize the influence of overt and covert societal forces on their motivations and views of children.Free supplemental resources, including a comprehensive list of suggested books, can be downloaded at www.tcpress.com. “A pioneer in multicultural/social justice education for young children, this book reflects Patty Ramsey’s life-long commitment to, and ever-deepening understanding of the issues, challenges, and hopes of inclusive, equitable early childhood programs. At a time when our country seems increasingly polarized over the value and meaning of justice for all, her insights and suggestions are as needed as ever.” —Louise Derman-Sparks, international consultant on anti-bias education with children and adults, and co-author of Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change “This book is a timely, relevant resource for anyone who works with young children in any capacity. It supports practitioners to develop an individualized approach to infusing multicultural education—broadly defined—into their world views and work. Ramsey makes a clear and convincing case that multicultural education is not an ‘add-on’; it is a vehicle for shaping children’s lives and creating a more just society.” —Takiema Bunche Smith, Director of the Early Education Leadership Institute at SCO/FirstStepNYC


Teaching 4 To 8 Year Olds

Author by : Carollee Howes
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Publisher by : Brookes Pub
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Description : Provides information on literacy and mathematics instruction in early childhood education in multicultural classrooms.


Problem Posing With Multicultural Children S Literature

Author by : Elizabeth P. Quintero
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Problem-posing with Multicultural Children's Literature documents an ongoing qualitative study of early childhood teachers using a problem-posing method with multicultural children's literature. Grounded in critical theory, the text has been written for use in upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level classes that study infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and students in grades one and two. The book uses examples from both early childhood and elementary teacher education students, and practicing teachers' work as they study critical literacy, multicultural children's literature, and integrated early childhood curriculum. This structure provides insights into guided research in child development, cultural and linguistic contexts, learning theory, strategies for teaching young children, family advocacy, and all related aspects of early childhood teacher education as the learners move through the activities.


Handbook Of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Author by : Leslie J. Couse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This handbook synthesizes both contemporary research and best practices in early childhood teacher education, a unique segment of teacher education defined by its focus on child development, the role of the family, and support for all learners. The first volume of its kind, the Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education provides comprehensive coverage on key topics in the field, including the history of early childhood teacher education programs, models for preparing early childhood educators, pedagogical approaches to supporting diverse learners, and contemporary influences on this quickly expanding area of study. Appropriate for early childhood teacher educators as well as both pre- and in-service teachers working with children from birth through 8, this handbook articulates the unique features of early childhood teacher education, highlighting the strengths and limitations of current practice as based in empirical research. It concludes by charting future directions for research with an aim to improve the preparation of early childhood educators.


Exploring Mathematics Through Play In The Early Childhood Classroom

Author by : Amy Noelle Parks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : This practical book provides pre- and inservice teachers with an understanding of how math can be learned through play. The author helps teachers to recognize the mathematical learning that occurs during play, to develop strategies for mathematizing that play, and to design formal lessons that make connections between mathematics and play. Common Core State Standards are addressed throughout the text to demonstrate the ways in which play is critical to standards-based mathematics teaching, and to help teachers become more familiar with these standards. Classroom examples illustrate that, unlike most formal tasks, play offers children opportunities to solve nonroutine problems and to demonstrate a variety of mathematical ways of thinking—such as perseverance and attention to precision. This book will help put play back into the early childhood classroom where it belongs. Book Features: Makes explicit connections to play and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Offers many examples of free play activities in which mathematics can be highlighted, as well as formal lessons that are inspired by play. Provides strategies for making assessments more playful, helping teachers meet increasing demands for assessment data while also reducing child stress. Includes highlight boxes with recommended resources, questions for reflection, key research findings, vocabulary, lesson plan templates, and more. “This is one of those books that I wish I had written. It is smart, readable, relevant, and authentically focused on children.” —From the Foreword by Elizabeth Graue, Sorenson Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Wisconsin “In this deceptively easy-to-read book, Amy Parks explains two things that could make a world of difference in early childhood and elementary classrooms: Mathematics isn’t something in a workbook—it’s a fascinating part of the real world; And playing in school isn’t a luxury—it’s an essential context for learning about all sorts of things, including mathematics. Through vignettes of children learning mathematics as they play, Parks helps teachers recognize their ‘answerability to the moment,’ eschewing someone else’s determination of ‘best practice’ in favor of what works with actual children eager to learn mathematics.” —Rebecca New, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Teaching And Learning In A Diverse World

Author by : Patricia G. Ramsey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : How can we create truly multicultural classrooms? In this new edition of her popular text, renowned early childhood educator Patricia Ramsey draws on a wide range of research and practice from different communities around the world to further explore the complexities of raising and teaching young children in a world fraught with societal divisions and inequities. Using engaging examples and stories, this comprehensive volume offers concrete suggestions to encourage teachers to reflect on their own histories and experiences and to challenge and rethink their assumptions and attitudes toward children and teaching. This new, up-to-date edition describes research-based classroom practices to engage children in exploring the complexities of race, economic inequities, immigration, environmental issues and sustainability, gender and sexual orientation and identities, abilities and disabilities. It also addresses the challenges of teaching in the context of globalization, pervasive social media, and increased standards and accountability.


International Perspectives On Modern Developments In Early Childhood Education

Author by : Huertas-Abril, Cristina A.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Through different approaches like toys and play, children explore and know the rules and symbols of their communities and recreate roles and situations that reflect their sociocultural and 21st century plurilingual world. As a result, they learn how to subordinate desires to social rules, cooperate with others willingly, and engage in socially appropriate behavior. When they are evaluated together psychologically, there is a current need for action to increase the amount and quality of play provided to children. Since discrepancies are observed between urban and rural areas, as well as among different cultures, there is also a need for a research initiative where cultures can learn and take advantage of the experiences of each other. International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education is an essential scholarly publication that identifies ways of intertwining key areas of early childhood education, including international approaches, intercultural education, bilingual/plurilingual education, and the role of play and toys as means for meaningful intercultural and multilingual learning. By incorporating a view of different cultures, societies, languages, and educational experiences in early childhood education, this volume provides data for international and intercultural exchange for the benefit of children. Highlighting a range of topics such as educational systems, play therapy, and games, this book is ideal for early childhood teachers, educators, academicians, researchers, professionals, psychologists, sociologists, and students.


The Early Childhood Curriculum

Author by : Carol Seefeldt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date. Individual chapters present the research and practice of early childhood education by areas of curriculum content, play, oral language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, movement, music and art. Introductory chapters include an overview of current developments in early education as well as a discussion of teaching strategies. It includes two new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom, an overview of current developments in the field.


Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms

Author by : Wilma J. Robles de Melendez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Delmar Pub
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Description : This book is intended for use as a reference by undergraduate and graduate college professors, early childhood educators, parents, and caregivers who wish to learn about the latest theories, trends, and practices in multicultural education. The book features a wealth of photographs and illustrations that reinforce the historical and present perspectives on diversity.


Leading Anti Bias Early Childhood Programs

Author by : Louise Derman-Sparks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this book is both a stand-alone text and a perfect companion for Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. It emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program. With a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, strategies, and practical tools, Louise Derman-Sparks, renowned expert on anti-bias education, together with experienced early childhood directors Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo explain the structural and individual changes leaders must foster. Featuring the authors’ extensive experience in the field, supplemented with insights from other anti-bias educators, they build on and expand current thinking about best early childhood leadership practices. This is an essential resource for anti-bias education leaders engaged in change in the wide range of early childhood care and education settings. Book Features: The principles, guidelines, and strategies needed for school- and program-wide transformation. Activities for working with teachers and families to integrate an anti-bias approach. Strategies for supporting and strengthening the leader’s ability to initiate and sustain anti-bias education change, including resources to increase staff skills for implementing anti-bias education with children. Tools for assessing anti-bias education progress and managing mandated standards and assessments. “A concise and powerful message for anti-bias leaders in early childhood education everywhere. A truly inspired gift of lessons from the movement, for the movement.” —Carol Brunson Day, President of the Board, National Association for the Education of Young Children “If you are an educator wanting to see more equity and inclusiveness in the world, at times discouraged confused, or overwhelmed with how to manage the conflict that always emerges in the change process, you’ll find reassurance, resources, and strategic thinking to engage in this anti-bias work.” —Margie Carter, author, The Visionary Director, and international early childhood consultant "It is never too early to prepare children to deal effectively with issues of race, class, gender, family, and ability and equity. This book is a tool box for building early childhood programs that foster sentiments of justice and fairness in leaders, teachers, and young children, and help them to act on these values.” —Herbert Kohl, educator and bestselling author of The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching


Easier Said Than Done

Author by : Hillary Nicole Braud
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This qualitative dissertation explores the beliefs of 15 pre-service teachers who completed their apprentice teaching semester in diverse early childhood classrooms. The pre-service teachers' beliefs about teaching in diverse early childhood classrooms and the experiences the pre-service teachers attributed to having influenced and/or challenged their prior beliefs are of particular interest in this study. An analysis of interview data resulted in four themes. The first theme explores the participants' focus on their beliefs about how students learn, the role of the teacher in students' learning, and the importance of building a classroom community when asked to describe teaching in diverse early childhood classrooms. The ways in which the participants marginalized multicultural education by limiting what it included and by reserving it for particular subject areas, grade levels, and groups of children is described in the second theme. The third theme details the experiences that altered the participants' prior beliefs about teaching in diverse early childhood classrooms, including seeing difference, confronting prejudices, observing teachers, and refining beliefs. In the final theme, I examine the instability found in the participants' beliefs with regard to language, difference, families, and holidays. A second phase of research, including interview, observation, and document data, resulted in two themes: adopting pedagogical approaches and reflecting on practice. These findings lead to three conclusions for this study. First, pre-service teachers' beliefs about teaching in diverse classrooms are more complex than previous research has suggested. Second, reflecting on beliefs and practice is essential to the development of multicultural education practices. However, reflection about diversity, by itself, does not help pre-service teachers with their practice during field placements. Pre-service teachers need opportunities to observe multicultural education practices to connect beliefs and theory to practice. Finally, teacher educators need to understand the prior experiences and beliefs of the pre-service teachers in their courses in order to plan a range of activities that meet pre-service teachers where they are and then take them where they need to go with regards to their beliefs about teaching in diverse classrooms, so that these activities are effective for providing an interruption of prior beliefs.


The New Early Childhood Professional

Author by : Valora Washington
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : For today’s early childhood educator, change is a non-negotiable reality. While the size, force, and direction of change can often seem overwhelming, this book shows the way toward overcoming these gigantic odds or “Goliaths.” The New Early Childhood Professional recounts some of the heroic stories and strategic approaches used by early childhood educators who participated in the CAYL Institute Fellowship programs. The authors share a specific framework with concrete steps to help educators become positive change makers in the field of early care and education. Complete with resources, tools, and questions for reflection, this handbook takes readers through four progressive paths toward becoming an architect of change: Analysis—When confronting seemingly insurmountable situations, instead of being overwhelmed, think and reflect about the situation and discover hidden insights. Advance—Better understand the nature of problems while also strengthening your vision and identity through planning and preparation. Act—Begin with everyday challenges and use what you know from every situation, in every interaction with a child, parent, peer, or administrator. Accelerate—Focus on what you want to change, gather allies, document, and communicate. “A talented leader is required to pull all the building blocks of quality together into a harmonious community. For this reason, The New Early Childhood Professional is a vital resource for both new and experienced early childhood leaders. . . . Readers, be prepared to be jolted out of your comfort zone. This book will challenge, inform, provoke, and inspire you.” —From the Foreword by Roger and Bonnie Neugebauer, publishers of Exchange Magazine “In this book, Washington, Gadson, and Amel lay out a proven, intentional, strategic, and clear approach to effect change collectively and individually. A definite must-read.” —Marta T. Rosa, Senior Executive Director, Department of Government and External Affairs, and Community Impact/Chief Diversity Officer “At a pivotal moment in early childhood education, the authors give us the tools to become agents of change on behalf of young children. This highly readable discussion leaves us with no more excuses.” —Jacqueline Jones, executive director of the Foundation for Child Development in New York


Early Childhood Education For A New Era

Author by : Stacie G. Goffin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : In her provocative new book, Stacie Goffin presents a leadership manifesto for the field of early care and education. With an action-oriented frame of reference, she offers a unique point of view on national efforts to improve program quality and developmental and learning outcomes for children. The book calls for the ECE field to step forward as agents for change by (1) Assuming responsibility for the competent practice of its practitioners and for facilitating positive results for children and their learning; (2) Formally organizing as a profession to realize consistency in practice across sites and program types; (3) Diminishing its reliance on public policy for defining its purpose and structure. The text concludes with "Next Steps Commentaries" written by education luminaires Rolf Grafwallner, Jacqueline Jones, and Pamela J. Winton outlining concrete steps for action that will jump-start a conversation about moving forward with the ideas presented in the book. ECE for a New Era builds on and extends the conversation started in Goffin's critically acclaimed book co-authored with Valora Washington, Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education.


Eight Essential Techniques For Teaching With Intention

Author by : Ann Lewin-Benham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : In her latest book, bestselling author Ann Lewin-Benham describes eight techniques that foster intentional and reflective classroom practice. She presents over 70 novel exercises to help teachers learn to use body, face, hands, voice, eyes, and word choices to precisely convey meaning. Some exercises are for teachers to practice, while others build intention and reflection in children. Dozens of scenarios from typical classroom situations contrast unintentional and intentional teaching behaviors. A self-assessment enables teachers to measure how intentional and reflective they become as they learn to use the eight techniques. This lively and often humorous resource is a companion to Lewin-Benham’s Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education, which explains what to teach and why. This new book explains how to teach. Book Features: Shows teachers how to incorporate the body’s micro-actions in their teaching.Presents “mindfulness” techniques, the leading edge in psychotherapy.Includes scenarios that show the impact words have on children.Explains the relation between up-to-the-minute brain research and the techniques presented.Unpacks the effectiveness of the Reggio Approach to teaching. “Whether you have never stepped into a classroom as a teacher, or whether (like me) you have taught various subjects at various ages for decades, you cannot fail to learn from this book.” —From the Foreword by Howard Gardner, professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education “With her eight essential techniques, Lewin clearly and beautifully captures the essence of the decisionmaking dynamics from which effective teaching and learning environments emerge.” —Carol Brunson Day, Board President 2014–2016, NAEYC


Handbook Of Early Childhood Care And Education

Author by : Christopher Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wiley-Blackwell
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Description : The essential resource to the issues surrounding childhood care and education with contributions from noted experts The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource that offers a review of the historical aspects, best practices, and the future directions of the field. With contributions from noted experts in the field, the book contains 30 interdisciplinary essays that explore in-depth the central issues of early childhood care and education. The handbook presents a benchmark reference to the basic knowledge, effective approaches to use with young children, curriculum design, professional development, current policies, and other critical information. The expert contributors address the myriad complex policy and practice issues that are most relevant today. The essays provide insight into topics such as child development and diversity, the sociocultural process of child development, the importance of the home environment in the lives of young children, early childhood special education, teaching and learning literacy, and much more. This important resource: Presents a comprehensive synopsis of the major components of the field of early childhood care and education Contains contributions from leading scholars, researchers, and experts in the field Offers the foundational knowledge and practices for working with young children Puts the focus on how early childhood works and presents an understanding of culture as a foundational component of both child development and early childhood education Written for academic scholars, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and students of early childhood care and education, The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource to the major issues for dealing with childhood care and education with contributions from noted scholars in the field.


What If All The Kids Are White

Author by : Louise Derman-Sparks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : In this updated edition, two distinguished early childhood educators tackle the crucial topic of what White children need and gain from anti-bias and multicultural education. The authors propose seven learning themes to help young White children resist messages of racism and build identity and skills for thriving in a country and world filled with diverse ways of being. This compelling text includes teaching strategies for early childhood settings, activities for families and staff, reflection questions, a record of 20th- and 21st-century White anti-racism activists, and organizational and website resources. Book jacket.


Teaching Kindergarten

Author by : Julie Diamond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teachers College Press
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Description : Today’s kindergarten teachers face enormous challenges to reach district-mandated academic standards. This book presents a model for 21st-century kindergartens that is rooted in child-centered learning and also shaped by the needs and goals of the present day. Classroom teachers working with diverse populations of students and focusing on issues of social justice provide vivid descriptions of classroom life across urban and rural communities. Teacher reflections and commentary from the editors link teacher decisions to principles of good practice. Teaching Kindergarten illustrates how a progressive, learning-centered approach can not only meet the equity and accountability goals of the Common Core State Standards but go well beyond that to educate the whole child. Book Features: Rich examples of learner-centered teaching in diverse public school settings.Depictions of integrated curricula in science, social studies, math, arts, and language arts that address Common Core and other standards.Connections to recent developmental research and pedagogy.Programs promoting social and cultural awareness.Photographs of children’s projects and a list of children’s books. “The teachers you are about to read tell stories no one has heard before, at a time when it is difficult to hear the individual voices in the classroom. No grade level needs this soul-searching examination more than kindergarten. This book maps a remarkable number of journeys toward this goal. I hope teachers will be inspired to add their own voices to the process of renewal.” —Vivian Gussin Paley, internationally renowned educator, author, and classroom teacher “We need this book. It speaks eloquently to what good practice looks like in real schools, as well as what it means to be a good teacher. These are stories of amazing educators whose work addresses what equity is all about—starting with 5 year olds. It’s too bad the next 12 years of school are not more like these kindergarten classrooms.” —Deborah Meier, education activist, senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education


Multicultural Education

Author by : Patricia Ramsey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The second edition of this source book contains essays and annotations on a number of issues related to multicultural education. The authors define multicultural education as a process-oriented creation of learning experiences that foster an awareness of, respect for, and enjoyment of the diversity of our society and world. Inherent in this definition of multicultural education is a commitment to create a more just and equitable society for all people. This book, then, offers suggestions relevant to the teaching of all children, all teaching and curricular decisions, and every aspect of educational policy.


Reconsidering The Role Of Play In Early Childhood

Author by : Julie M. Nicholson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 70
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Description : Reconsidering the Role of Play in Early Childhood: Towards Social Justice and Equity—a compilation of current play research in early childhood education and care—challenges, disrupts, and reexamines conventional perspectives on play. By highlighting powerful and provocative studies from around the world that attend to the complexities and diverse contexts of children’s play, the issues of social justice and equity related to play are made visible. This body of work is framed by the phenomenological viewpoint that presumes equity is best confronted and improved through developing an expanded understanding of play in its multiple variations and dimensions. The play studies explore the potential and troubles of play in teaching and learning, children’s agency in play, the actual spaces where children play, and different perspectives of play based on identity and culture. The editors invite readers to use the research as an inspiration to reconsider their conceptions of play and to take action to work for a world where all children have access to play. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.


Supporting Gender Diversity In Early Childhood Classrooms

Author by : Julie Nicholson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Total Read : 85
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Description : By offering practical steps for adults who work with young children to build inclusive and intentional spaces where all children receive positive messages about their unique gender selves, this book increases awareness about gender diversity in learning environments such as child care centres, family child care homes and preschools. The book is based on some of the most progressive, modern understandings of gender and intersectionality, as well as research on child development, gender health, trauma informed practices and the science of adult learning. By including the voices and lived experiences of gender-expansive children, transgender adults, early childhood educators and parents and family members of trans and gender-expansive children, it contextualizes what it means to rethink early learning programs with a commitment to gender justice and gender equality for all children.