Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children / Edition 2

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children / Edition 2

by Bernard Spodek, Olivia N. Saracho
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805847200

ISBN-13: 9780805847208

Pub. Date: 11/04/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805847208
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : a researcher's vade mecum1
Pt. IEarly childhood education and child development7
2Cognitive development and the education of young children9
3Young children's peer relations and social competence23
4Children's morality : perspectives and research55
5The emotional basis of learning and development in early childhood education85
6Motor development in young children105
7The development of children's creativity121
Pt. IIEarly childhood educational curriculum133
8Reconceptualizing language education in early childhood : socio-cultural perspectives135
9Emergent literacy : symbols at work153
10The literacy education of linguistically and culturally diverse young children : an overview of outcomes, assessment, and large-scale interventions167
11The development of young children's early number and operation sense and its implications for early childhood education187
12Repositioning the visual arts in early childhood education : a decade of reconsideration223
13The dance of learning243
14The musical development and education of young children251
15Pretend play269
16Early childhood multicultural education279
Pt. IIIFoundations of early childhood educational policy303
17Creating play environments for early childhood : indoors and out305
18Childhood poverty : implications for school readiness and early childhood education323
19Effective preschool programs for children at risk of school failure : a best-evidence synthesis347
20Educational policy in the United States regarding bilinguals in early childhood education361
21Child care for young children375
22Family context in early childhood : a look at practices and beliefs that promote early learning393
23Early childhood teachers' beliefs and attitudes about inclusion : what does the research tell us?411
24Preschool teachers' professional development423
Pt. IVResearch and evaluation strategies for early childhood education441
25Alternative means of assessing children's learning in early childhood classrooms443
26Evaluating the quality of early childhood educational settings457
27Integration, innovation, and evaluation in school-based early childhood services477
28Qualitative research : paradigms and possibilities497
29Feminist issues in early childhood scholarship515
30Beyond certainties : postmodern perspectives, research, and the education of young children533
31Early childhood education research in cross-national perspective555
32Historical research in early childhood education573

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