Approaches to Early Childhood Education

Approaches to Early Childhood Education

by Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, James E. Johnson
     
 

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From approaches steeped in the history of education, child development, and the psychological sciences, to contemporary approaches that address multiculturalism and inclusion, this comprehensive book, with its contributions by major experts in the field, more thoroughly examines more topics and models than does any other book on the market. Coverage is strengthened by… See more details below

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From approaches steeped in the history of education, child development, and the psychological sciences, to contemporary approaches that address multiculturalism and inclusion, this comprehensive book, with its contributions by major experts in the field, more thoroughly examines more topics and models than does any other book on the market. Coverage is strengthened by the broad-based expertise of the contributors and the exceptional reach of the programs chosen for discussion. Chapter topics cover programs for infants and toddlers, the Head Start program, a model preschool program for typical and special needs children, behavior analysis and principles in early childhood education, the project spectrum approach to early education, the Reggio Emilia approach, Montessori education today, and more. For early childhood educators.

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A textbook overview of the field of early childhood education. After an introductory section covering historical perspectives and the Head Start program, broad theoretical perspectives such as the family center model, the Eriksonian approach, behavior analysis, Montessori education, and constructivism are explored. Six specific program case studies are also presented and, finally, issues of cultural diversity are treated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780675207041
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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