Early Learning and Development provides a unique synthesis of cultural-historical theory from Vygotsky, Elkonin and Leontiev in the twentieth century to the ground-breaking research of scholars such as Siraj-Blatchford, Kratsova and Hedegaard today. It demonstrates how development and learning are culturally embedded and institutionally defined, and it reflects specifically upon the implications for the early childhood profession. Divided into parts, with succinct chapters that build upon knowledge progressively, the everyday lives of children at home, in the community, at pre-school and at school are discussed in the context of child development and pedagogy. The book explicitly problematises the foundations of early childhood education, inviting postgraduates, researchers and academics to drill down into specific areas of international discourse, and extending upper-level undergraduates beyond the fundamental underpinnings of their learning. Ultimately Early Learning and Development offers new models of 'conceptual play' practice and theory within a globally resonant, cultural-historical framework.
Learning to perform involves the children's appropriation of actions that are meaningful for them in a particular community. Specific motor development or ...
Author: Marilyn Fleer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Category: Early childhood education
The twenty-first century is a time of change for early learning in museums, due in part to society's evolving view of childhood, from an age of innocence to understanding the robust learning that defines the first years of life. This perspective is a catalyst for international conversation and continues to raise attention and interest across society. Object Lessons and Early Learning leverages what is known about the cognitive development of young children to examine the power of learning through objects in museum and heritage settings. Exploring the history and modern day practice of object-based learning, Shaffer outlines the rationale for endorsing this approach in both formal and informal learning spaces. She argues that museums, as collecting institutions, are learning spaces uniquely positioned to allow children to make meaning about their world through personal connections to cultural artifacts, natural specimens, and works of art. A range of descriptive object lessons, inspired by objects in museums as well as from the everyday world, are presented throughout the text as examples of ways in which children can be encouraged to engage with museum collections. Object Lessons and Early Learning offers insights into strategies for engaging young children as learners in museum settings and in their everyday world, and, as such, will be essential reading for museum professionals, classroom educators, and students. It should also be of great interest to academics and researchers engaged in the study of museums and education.
Through the voices of museum professionals and more broadly educators in a range of environments, Object Lessons and Early Learning begins a conversation ...
Author: Sharon E. Shaffer
Category: Social Science
The health, development, and learning of many young children living in disadvantage areas are at serious risk. Access to education has improved under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and there are now programs in low- and middle-income countries that are aimed at improving instruction and learning. The research and evaluation on the effectiveness of such programs show there are significant challenges, but also some successes. This issue features presentations of leading international scientists, representatives from key governmental and non-governmental organizations, and others working with programs in the developing world and disadvantaged populations. The presentations describe the goals, existing challenges, and potential approaches to providing evidence-based programs to young children in rural, remote, and poverty stricken areas. Topics covered include: the state of early childhood in low and middle income nations, programs that have shown some success, and innovative research approaches that have been often considered unfeasible in these contexts. This is the 158th volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
Global approaches to early learning research and practice: An introduction. In Kenneth R. Pugh, Peggy McCardle, & Annie Stutzman (Eds.), Global Approaches ...
Author: Kenneth R. Pugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This timely book will help policymakers and practitioners convert their visions of high-quality early education into on-the-ground reality by providing a much-needed, richly detailed look at how states can design, fund, and manage exemplary programs. The authors describe and analyze how four states—Michigan, West Virginia, Washington, and North Carolina—have built early education systems that positively affect student outcomes. Sharing a commitment to advancing key elements of a quality preschool education, each of the states developed programs with different enrollment requirements, services, and oversight. All of them, however, rely on common overarching strategies, such as: establishing standards and supporting improvement, investing in knowledgeable educators, coordinating and aligning early education programs with elementary school, seeking sufficient funding sources and mechanisms, and building broad-based support. This book offers powerful lessons for anyone who is committed to delivering engaging, age-appropriate preschool programs for all. “This book is so valuable—it’s a ‘how-to’ for the current generation of political leaders, Republicans and Democrats alike, who want to develop early education policies and practices that work.” —James B. Hunt, Jr., former Governor of North Carolina “This book provides critical insights for addressing the key challenge to preschool policy: fulfilling preschool’s promise at scale.” —W. Steven Barnett, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) “A great resource for everybody engaged in state-level processes on behalf of young children, providing valuable lessons from leading states to help other states chart their own path.” —Elliot Regenstein, Foresight Law + Policy “A detailed and fascinating account of how distributive leadership, collaboration, and professional learning can greatly and positively influence teachers’ effective use of data.” —Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers
Interview with Gretchen Frankenberry,West Virginia Early Childhood Advisory ... of the effectiveness of e-learning courses delivered through this program.
Author: Marjorie E. Wechsler
Publisher: Teachers College Press
The Child Care Alphabet Book of Early Learning is the first in a series of ABC books examining what goes on in quality child care programs. This book looks at the learning that takes place while children are in care. It is fun for children and helps educate parents about what to look for in a quality early care and education program.
Published by Explorations Early Learning, Sioux City, IA, 51103 www.explorationsearlylearning.com Authors note: Many children spend at least part of their ...
Author: Tasha A. Johnson
More Everything for Early Learning is the perfect sequel to our Everything for Early Learning workbook. Featuring MORE practice in essential skills for preschoolers to achieve success in school! Featuring an additional 320 pages of new fun and engaging activities that provide more skill-and-drill in important reading, language arts, and mathematical skills. Developed with bold, appealing illustrations that motivate young learners and special practice pages ensure that children master essential skills with easy-to-understand directions. Features: Problem-solving, Deductive and analytical thinking, Numbers and counting, Same and different, Matching, and Sounds
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Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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Author: W. Sluckin
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Category: Child study
Filled with classic and current research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Edition, discusses key approaches and tools needed to provide an optimal setting for young exceptional children with special needs and their families. Many checklists and forms are included for use within the classroom to aid teachers and caregivers in developing a developmentally appropriate environment. The book's friendly and easy-to-use format is useful whether you are an educator or parent/caregiver. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Eileen K. Allen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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?
However, by 2015 the early childhood landscape had changed dramatically with increased local, state, and federal investment in a variety of early learning ...
Author: Donna Couchenour
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This series of country reports focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care.
It is focused on education and early learning as well as teaching children knowledge and competencies. The framework covers academic subjects but also ...
Author: Taguma Miho
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research demonstrates that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's potential in mathematics is not fully realized, especially those children who are economically disadvantaged. This is due, in part, to a lack of opportunities to learn mathematics in early childhood settings or through everyday experiences in the home and in their communities. Improvements in early childhood mathematics education can provide young children with the foundation for school success. Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners-those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children.
The number of states with published early learning standards has grown over the past eight years from 27 in 2002 to 49 as of 2008. To inform their early ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education aims to support the effort to simultaneously scale up and improve the quality of early childhood education by bringing together relevant insights from emerging research to provide guidance for this critical, fledgling field. It reflects the growing recognition that early childhood experiences have a powerful effect on children’s later academic achievement and long-term life outcomes. Editors Nonie K. Lesaux and Stephanie M. Jones bring together an impressive array of scholarly contributors. Topics include: · creating learning environments that support children’s cognitive and emotional development; · identifying and addressing early risk factors; · using data to guide educators’ practice; and · capitalizing on the use of technology. Recent years have seen a surge of local, state, and national initiatives aimed at expanding and improving early childhood initiatives, particularly regarding access to preK programs. The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education promises to be a valuable resource for those charged with enacting the next level of work in this critical area.
Providing common early learning environments for children from diverse social and economic backgrounds may alleviate risk factors for language development ...
Author: Nonie K. Lesaux
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
This book discusses key influential approaches to ECEC across the world, considering less well-known systems to broaden thinking.
She is the author of HighScope Step by Step: Lesson Plans for the First 30 Days and co-author of Small-Group Times to Scaffold Early Learning.
Author: Jan Georgeson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care in Korea.
The early childhood curriculum takes up a model of learning that weaves together intricate patterns of linked experience and meaning rather than emphasising ...
Author: Taguma Miho
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs have had a major impact on contemporary early years curriculum theory and practice. This new book, introduces students and practitioners to the ideas, philosophies and writings of these key early thinkers in early childhood education and show how they relate to quality early years provision today. The book explores the influences that shaped the ideas, values and beliefs of each pioneer and clearly demonstrates how they have each contributed to our knowledge of young children’s learning and development. It then examines these in the context of current policy to highlight the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reflecting on their own practice. Features include: Summaries of each pioneers‘ ideas and their influence on contemporary practice Practical examples to illustrate key principles Reflective questions to encourage practitioners to develop and improve their own practice Written to support the work of all those in the field of early childhood education, this book will be invaluable to students and practitioners that wish to fully understand the lasting legacies of these four influential women.
Each of the women's approaches to early childhood education clearly embraced many of the key ideas and concepts identified as effective by the earlier ...
Author: Patricia Giardiello
Designed as a guide for parents, teachers and principals, this book facilitates parents to restructure their lifestyle for the enhancement of their children's academic achievement and self-esteem. A lucidly written text intertwined with theories and practicum, this book attempts to elucidate various concepts, theories, and methodologies for improved teacher performance. The text sets guidelines for administrators and principals in problem solving, process following, and decision making, which are quintessential for school operations.
By the time the baby is one year old, she has tripled her birth weight and now weighs around twenty pounds, is twenty-six to thirty inches tail, is learning ...
Author: Mani Augustine Chilampikunnel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional development in preschool and the primary grades. Exemplary programs, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives?and the systems needed to put them into place?are described. The volume presents cutting-edge findings on the family and social context of early education and explores ways to strengthen collaboration between professionals and parents.
... found to be strongly associated with early literacy and cognitive development. ... Task Force on the Early Childhood Education for Hispanics, 2007).
Author: Robert C. Pianta
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Everything you need to know about Learning Theories in Early Childhood practice. This book explores the key theorists and theories that form the foundation of learning and development in early childhood. Building your own understanding and knowledge of children’s learning, it then helps you develop the skills of translating theory into practice. How does this book support you? · The structure of the book mirrors your student learning journey, to compliment your course and seminar reading. · Parts 1 and 2 help you develop your reflective and analytical skills through critical questions, photographs and discussion points. · Part 3 gives real life case studies to help you understand how the theories can be practically applied in settings to improve your own practice.
This is perhaps one of the most exciting fields in early learning. Early learning allows us to develop the skills we need for later life To fully appreciate ...
Author: Sean MacBlain
Conclusion Reading before first grade remains a critical issue in early childhood education . Many parents and educators continue to demand pre - first ...
Author: Dale G. Range
Category: Education, Preschool