Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators / Edition 1

Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators / Edition 1

by Doris Bergen, Juliet Coscia, Juliet Coscia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871731541

ISBN-13: 9780871731548

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Association for Childhood Education International

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871731548
Publisher:
Association for Childhood Education International
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
76

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Contents7
Chapter 1.The Brain as a Topic of Research Throughout History9
Early Study of the Brain9
Beginnings of "Scientific" Study10
Late 19th and Early 20th Century Study12
Mid to Late 20th Century Study12
Metabolic Procedures12
PET and SPECT14
fMRI14
Electrophysiologic Procedures14
EEG14
ERP14
Magnetic Procedures14
Neuropsychological Assessment Procedures15
Speculative Cognitive Models and Theories of Brain Functioning15
Implications of Past Research for Childhood Education15
Chapter 2.The Brain's Structures and Functions17
One Model of Brain Structure: The Triune Brain17
Functions and Structures of the Brain19
The Neuronal Network19
Brain Structures20
The Cerebral Cortex21
The Limbic System21
The Brain Stem22
Implications of Brain Function/Structure Knowledge for Childhood Education23
Chapter 3.Brain Growth and Neurological Development and Environmental Experiences: Prenatal to Age 325
Brain Growth and Neurological Development During the Prenatal Period25
Impact of Prenatal Genetic/Environmental Interaction26
Brain Growth and Neurological Development During the First Year27
Brain Growth and Neurological Development in Years 2 and 329
Impact of Genetic/Environmental Interaction From Birth to 330
Brain Structure/Function Relationships to Autistic Spectrum Disorder32
Implications of Brain Research for Childhood Education33
Implications for the Prenatal Period33
Implications for the Birth to Age 3 Period33
Chapter 4.Brain Growth and Neurological Development and Environmental Experiences: Ages 3 to 837
Brain Growth and Neurological Development During the 3-8 Age Period37
Relationship of Brain Structure/Function to Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders39
Impact of Genetic/Environmental Interaction Influences41
Implications for Childhood Education41
Chapter 5.Brain Growth and Neurological Development and Environmental Experiences: Ages 8 to 1445
Brain Growth and Neurological Development During the 8-14 Age Period45
Impact of Genetic/Environmental Interaction Influences47
Brain Injury and Its Relationship to Childhood Education48
Implications for Childhood Education49
Chapter 6.Evaluating Childhood Education Practices in the Light of Present and Future Brain Research53
Implications of Brain Research for Specific Educational Practices53
Art and Music Early Experiences53
Computers and Other "Smart" Toys54
Cooperative Learning54
Critical Periods for Timing Certain Educational Experiences55
Developmentally Appropriate Practice56
Emotional Development As an Educational Goal56
Fine/Gross Motor Development As an Educational Goal56
First and Second Language Learning57
Health and Nutrition Education57
Inclusion58
Intervention Practices58
Left Brain/Right Brain Teaching Strategies58
Memory Teaching Strategies59
Metacognitive Teaching Strategies59
Multiple Intelligences Teaching Strategies60
New Math and Old Math60
Oral Language and Emerging Literacy60
Play in the Curriculum61
Pro-social and Social Skill Development As Educational Goals61
Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy As Educational Goals62
Standards-based Education/Curriculum Alignment62
Whole Language/Phonics Training63
Implications of Brain Research for Advocacy of Excellence in Childhood Education63
Excellence of Prenatal Care63
Safe Environments63
Quality Early Child Care and Education64
Knowledgeable Educators64
Summary65
References67
Glossary of Terms75

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