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Knowledge Development in Early Childhood: Sources of Learning and Classroom Implications
     

Knowledge Development in Early Childhood: Sources of Learning and Classroom Implications

by Ashley M. Pinkham, Tanya Kaefer, Susan B. Neuman
 

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ISBN-10: 146250499X

ISBN-13: 9781462504992

Pub. Date: 07/09/2012

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Synthesizing cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, this book explores how young children acquire knowledge in the "real world" and describes practical applications for early childhood classrooms. The breadth and depth of a child's knowledge base are important predictors of later literacy development and academic achievement. Leading scholars describe the

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Synthesizing cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, this book explores how young children acquire knowledge in the "real world" and describes practical applications for early childhood classrooms. The breadth and depth of a child's knowledge base are important predictors of later literacy development and academic achievement. Leading scholars describe the processes by which preschoolers and primary-grade students acquire knowledge through firsthand experiences, play, interactions with parents and teachers, storybooks, and a range of media. Chapters on exemplary instructional strategies vividly show what teachers can do to build children's content knowledge while also promoting core literacy skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462504992
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/09/2012
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 7 Years

Table of Contents

I. Sources of Children’s Knowledge

1. What You See Is What You Get: Learning from the Ambient Environment, Tanya Kaefer

2. Learning through Play: Procedural versus Declarative Knowledge, Jennifer Van Reet

3. How Children Understand and Use Other People as Sources of Knowledge: Children’s Selective Use of Testimony, Sherryse L. Corrow, Jason Cowell, Sabine Doebel, and Melissa A. Koenig

4. Beyond Pedagogy: How Children’s Knowledge Develops in the Context of Everyday Parent–Child Conversations, Maureen Callanan, Jennifer Rigney, Charlotte Nolan-Reyes, and Graciela Solis

5. Drawing on the Arts: Less-Traveled Paths toward a Science of Learning, Jessa Reed, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

6. Learning by the Book: The Importance of Picture Books for Young Children’s Knowledge Acquisition, Ashley M. Pinkham

7. Television and Children’s Knowledge, Heather J. Lavigne and Daniel R. Anderson

II. Promoting Knowledge Development in the Classroom

8. Four Play Pedagogies and a Promise for Children’s Learning, Kathleen Roskos and James Christie

9. The Research–Reality Divide in Early Vocabulary Instruction, Tanya S. Wright

10. The Contributions of Curriculum to Shifting Teachers’ Practices, David K. Dickinson, Erica M. Barnes, and Jin-Sil Mock

11. Scaffolding Preschoolers’ Vocabulary Development through Purposeful Conversations: Unpacking the ExCELL Model of Language and Literacy Professional Development, Barbara A. Wasik and Annemarie H. Hindman

12. Building Knowledge through Informational Text, Nell K. Duke, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, and Jennifer A. Knight

13. Knowledge Acquisition in the Classroom: Literacy and Content-Area Knowledge, Carol McDonald Connor and Frederick J. Morrison14. Building Literacy Skills through Multimedia, Rebecca Silverman and Sarah Hines

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