The Early Childhood Curriculum: Inquiry Learning Through Integration / Edition 1

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Designed for courses in early childhood curriculum, Krogh and Morehouse offers detailed instruction on making an inquiry and integration approach to early education work. Part One provides a foundation in theory, philosophy, research, and child development—the knowledge future teachers will need to create effective curriculum on their own. Part Two present an entire chapter devoted to each major curriculum area, organized around the standards developed by the relevant national association. The “how to” format and inclusion of actual classroom projects and artifacts make this a truly practical and engaging text.
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"The authors have a long and successful history of guiding teachers’ understanding and implementation of best practices by drawing from the most up-to-date research and influential institutions in the early childhood field. The well-developed and easy-to-read content in the chapters provides practical examples of how teachers build inquiry-based learning experiences by weaving three main dynamics: the inquisitive learners, an engaging and meaningful curriculum, and providing a child-centered environment. Short scenarios of real classroom situations throughout each chapter bring to life the natural ways children learn through inquiry; enriched through collaboration with peers and from guidance by adults specifically prepared in early childhood education. Early childhood teachers will want to keep this book as a reference for years to come."

—Lynn C. Hartle, Ph.D., Professor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine

"In this important book, Krogh and Morehouse have succeeded in offering powerful and practical guidance for teachers as they navigate immediate professional demands. The world view which supports their recommendations upholds democratic values while taking account of the complexities of twenty-first-century living. The book offers optimism and hope for teachers at a critical time when they are challenged to develop young minds not only for the future but for rich and fulfilling lives in school today."

—Sylvia Chard, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Early Childhood Education, University of Alberta, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073403779
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/5/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 948,207
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne L. Krogh is Professor Emerita of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Western Washington University.

Pamela Morehouse is a retired Washington state elementary school teacher. She is an active trainer of teachers, recently returning from Pakistan where she volunteered to train teachers and administrators for The Citizens Foundation, a non-profit NGO. The text she used for the class was the first edition of the proposed book. She is currently developing a teacher-training program for Guatemala, centering on early literacy.

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Table of Contents


Part One Inquiry Learning and Curriculum Integration

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Curriculum Integration and Inquiry Learning

Chapter 2 The Child-Centered Learning Environment

Chapter 3 Assessment and Standards

Chapter 4 Connecting Curricula Through Themes and Units

Chapter 5 Inquiry-Based Learning

Part Two The Subject Areas

Chapter 6 Language and Literacy

Chapter 7 Mathematics

Chapter 8 Science

Chapter 9 Social Studies

Chapter 10 Music, Dramatic Play, and Drama

Chapter 11 Art

Chapter 12 Movement and Physical Education

Part Three Concluding Thoughts

Chapter 13 The "Why" of Inquiry Learning and Curriculum Integration

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