The Early Childhood Curriculum: Current Findings in Theory and Practice, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Bringing educators completely up to date, this Third Edition includes two totally new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood class room; an overview of current developments in the field; and unique coverage of curriculum-making, teaching strategies, play, reading, math, science, social studies, movement, music, and art. Once again, this text will enable educators to make decisions about what curriculum content is appropriate for young children by presenting the best thinking of authorities in curriculum content areas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807737811
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: Early Childhood Education Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Determining the Early Childhood Curriculum: The Evolution of Goals and Strategies Through Consonance and Controversy 1
2 A Review of Research on Play 27
3 Oral Language in the Early Childhood Classroom: Building on Diverse Foundations 54
4 Emergent Literacy: What Research Reveals About Learning to Read 80
5 Fostering Each Child's Understanding of Mathematics 106
6 Research on Early Science Education 133
7 Early Childhood Social Studies 159
8 Research in Early Childhood Music and Movement Education 179
9 Art for Young Children 201
10 The Multicultural Worlds of Childhood in Postmodern America 218
11 Curricular Considerations for Young Children in Inclusive Settings 243
12 An Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum: Moving from the What and the How to the Why 265
About the Editor and the Contributors 289
Index 295
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