STEM Learning with Young Children

This teacher’s guide provides the background information, STEM concepts, and strategies needed to successfully implement an early STEM curriculum (Ramps and Pathways) with young children, ages 3–8.

Author: Shelly Counsell

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807757499

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This teacher's guide provides the background information, STEM concepts, and strategies needed to successfully implement an early STEM curriculum (Ramps and Pathways) with young children, ages 3-8. R&P actively engages young children in designing and building ramp structures using wooden cove molding, releasing marbles on the structures, and observing what happens. Children use logical-mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills as they explore science concepts related to motion, force, and energy. This one-of-a-kind resource uses a newly created Inquiry Teaching Model (ITM) as the conceptual framework and devotes specific attention to the importance of an inclusive, social, STEM learning environment in which children are free to collaborate, take risks, and investigate within the context of exploratory and constructive play.
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Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is thus focused on research conducted over the past decade or so. The volume is organized in four parts: *Early Childhood Education and Child Development.

Author: Bernard Spodek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135466138

Category: Education

Page: 624

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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is an essential reference on research in early childhood education not only in the United States but throughout the world. It provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues and the information necessary to make judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition of this Handbook in 1993, creating a need for an update. The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is thus focused on research conducted over the past decade or so. The volume is organized in four parts: *Early Childhood Education and Child Development. New in this edition: moral development; the development of creativity. *Early Childhood Educational Curriculum. New in this edition: movement or dance education; the education of linguistically and culturally diverse children. *Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy. New in this edition: childhood poverty; the education of bilingual children. *Research and Evaluation Strategies for Early Childhood Education. New in this edition: doing historical research in early childhood education; postmodern and feminist orientations. The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible. It is a valuable tool for all who work and study in the field.
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Anti bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers.

Author: Louise Derman-Sparks

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000067811267

Category: Discrimination in education

Page: 166

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Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers.
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The Education of Young Children

The book highlights the importance of meeting all aspects of a child’s needs. It demonstrates that physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs are all intrinsically connected and fundamental to education and development.

Author: D.E.M. Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000384932

Category: Education

Page: 122

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First published in 1956, The Education of Young Children is focused on presenting the psychological needs of children within education, following several talks given by the author at conferences for teachers of young children. The book highlights the importance of meeting all aspects of a child’s needs. It demonstrates that physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs are all intrinsically connected and fundamental to education and development. It also puts forward the significance of Nursery Schools and the training given to Nursery School teachers, as well as the influence of Nursery Schools on Infant Schools. The Education of Young Children will appeal to those with an interest in the history and psychology of education.
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From Cradle to Classroom

This book offers a comprehensive look at all that is necessary to ensure success of children with exceptionalities, birth to age 5, while understanding that typical peers will also benefit from the interventions and strategies suggested.

Author: Nicholas D. Young

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475842548

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This book offers a comprehensive look at all that is necessary to ensure success of children with exceptionalities, birth to age 5, while understanding that typical peers will also benefit from the interventions and strategies suggested.
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Hands On Learning

Organized into 16 themes, this resource features more than 1,000 hands-on activities using inexpensive, readily available objects to engage young children's senses.

Author: Gwen Snyder Kaltman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412970954

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Organized into 16 themes, this resource features more than 1,000 hands-on activities using inexpensive, readily available objects to engage young children's senses.
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Outdoor Play

This book offers a description of the rich and complex world of pretend play in one play yard.

Author: Jane Perry

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807741175

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This book offers a description of the rich and complex world of pretend play in one play yard.
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Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Included are topics such as: Improving communication and socialization Developing instructive lessons Assessing students' progress Including families in educational goals Finding students' special interests and using those to help ...

Author: Erin E. Barton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628738544

Category: Education

Page: 336

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According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home. Included are topics such as: Improving communication and socialization Developing instructive lessons Assessing students' progress Including families in educational goals Finding students' special interests and using those to help facilitate learning Managing challenging behavior And more Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.
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Young Children

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ISBN: UVA:X006032585

Category: Education, Preschool

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Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children

The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

Author: Marian R Whitehead

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761947256

Category: Education

Page: 143

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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.
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Administration of Programs for Young Children

The text emphasizes the role of leaders/managers and their function in relation to new staff, while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff.

Author: Phyllis M. Click

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285545783

Category: Education

Page: 480

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ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is a tried and true guide for early childhood education students who want to be directors, as well as a comprehensive resource for those who are already directors. The text emphasizes the role of leaders/managers and their function in relation to new staff, while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. Coverage includes a wide variety of information about relevant program elements as well as methods and principles related to supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Real-life scenarios equip working directors with problem- solving techniques; readers also learn best practices in child care program management. Highlights include a fresh new design, a new chapter diversity, up-to-date technology information, and new TeachSource Videos integrated into each chapter. 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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Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world.

Author: Bernard Spodek

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784021687

Category: Child development

Page: 462

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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.
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Preschool Education in America

This book also traces efforts to make pre-school education a part of the American public school system and shows why these efforts have been rejected, despite evidence of pre-school benefit.

Author: Barbara Beatty

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300072732

Category: Education

Page: 252

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A history of policies and programmes for the education of three-to-five-year-olds in the USA. This book also traces efforts to make pre-school education a part of the American public school system and shows why these efforts have been rejected, despite evidence of pre-school benefit.
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Early Education Curriculum A Child s Connection to the World

The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips.

Author: Nancy Beaver

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337515146

Category: Education

Page: 480

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EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the role of observation and assessment in early childhood programming, the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, setting up an inclusive child-centered environment, and the uses of evaluation and documentation for continuous program improvement. Updated with current research and standards, the text continues to present new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The seventh edition includes more material on diversity and diversity strategies, activity plans for different age groups, and more floor plans. New case studies provide examples of how activities planned align with specific standards, and allow students to apply knowledge gained to real-life situations. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips. 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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Early Childhood Education Today

Other hallmarks of this leading text are its exceptionally strong coverage of professionalism and its profiles of programs and professionals. NEW Web-Based Assessment and Remediation Site.

Author: George S. Morrison

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0135010527

Category: Education

Page: 566

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This textbook focuses on the early care and education of young children from birth to age eight. Written at a time of change in education, the author presents the challenges facing early child educators today. He maintains that -- more than ever before -- teachers are being held accountable for children's progress in the classroom. Seven core themes are integrated throughout the text and provide a framework for understanding and implementing these practical and applied strategies to become an effective teacher. The seven themes are professionalism in practice; theory into practice; diversity; a family-centered, community-based practice; timeliness; developmentally appropriate practice; and technology applied to teaching and learning.
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Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood

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.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309128063

Category: Education

Page: 398

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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.
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Scaffolding Children s Learning

This book is an effort to introduce early childhood educators to Vygotsky's perspective, research on young children that has been stimulated by this perspective, and current educational practices emanating from it.

Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: National Assn for the Education

ISBN: UCSC:32106018160355

Category: Child development

Page: 182

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This book is an effort to introduce early childhood educators to Vygotsky's perspective, research on young children that has been stimulated by this perspective, and current educational practices emanating from it. The discussion is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Vygotsky's life, the social conditions in which his ideas emerged, and factors influencing the spread of his work. Chapter 2 offers a detailed description of Vygotsky's perspective on development, including the notions of cognition as socially constructed and shared, and language as the critical link between the social and the psychological planes of human functioning. Chapter 3 focuses on Vygotsky's view of the development and significance of children's imaginative or make-believe play. Chapter 4 summarizes Vygotsky's perspective on children with serious learning and behavior problems. Chapter 5 compares Vygotsky's approach to other major theories of child development in this century, clarifying its profound implications for early childhood education. Chapter 6 addresses contemporary applications of Vygotsky's theory to teaching and learning in early childhood classrooms. Finally, chapter 7 considers Vygotsky's theory as a vision for early childhood education--one that resolves the debate over academic versus child-centered programs by advocating responsiveness to children's current capacities in ways that move development forward. Key themes of the Vygotskian approach to early childhood education are summarized. The book includes a glossary of the terms used, three resources on Vygotsky's life and contributions, seven resources on language and thought, and 13 resources on play. Contains approximately 420 references. (AA)
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Father Involvement in Young Children s Lives

In a field where groups of fathers were until recently marginalized in research, this book adopts a refreshingly inclusive attitude, aiming to motivate researchers to capture the nuanced practices of fathers in minority groups such as those ...

Author: Jyotsna Pattnaik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400751552

Category: Education

Page: 354

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This vital addition to Springer’s ‘Educating the Young Child’ series addresses gaps in the literature on father involvement in the lives of young children, a topic with a fast-rising profile in today’s world of female breadwinners and single-parent households. While the significant body of theoretical understanding and empirical data accumulated in recent decades has done much to characterize the fluidity of evolving notions of fatherhood, the impact of this understanding on policy and legal frameworks has been uneven at an international level. In a field where groups of fathers were until recently marginalized in research, this book adopts a refreshingly inclusive attitude, aiming to motivate researchers to capture the nuanced practices of fathers in minority groups such as those who are homeless, gay, imprisoned, raising a disabled child, or from ethnically distinct backgrounds, including Mexican- and African-American and indigenous fathers. The volume includes chapters highlighting the unique challenges and possibilities of father involvement in their children’s early years of development. Contributing authors have integrated theories, research, policies, and programs on father involvement so as to attract readers with diverse interest and expertise, and material from selected countries in Asia, Australia, and Africa, as well as North America, evinces the international scope of their analysis. Their often interdisciplinary analyses draw, too, on historical and cultural legacies, even as they project a vision of the future in which fathers’ involvement in their young children’s lives develops alongside the changing political, economic and educational landscapes around the world.
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