Technology For Early Childhood Education And Socialization

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With the ever-present growth in technology, opportunities to explore and experience technology at an early age are increasingly important in order to develop problem-solving and thinking skills.

Technology for Early Childhood Education and Socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies provides readers with valuable and authentic research on how technology relates to early childhood growth. Including international perspectives on technology and education from expert authors, this book discusses important issues of assessment, teacher education, special education, and family involvement in terms of technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605667843
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Reflections Concerning Technology: A Case for the Philosophy of Technology in Early Childhood Teacher Education and Professional Development Programs 1

Ch. 2 Computer Technology in Taiwan Kindergartens 20

Ch. 3 Tech-Knowledge in Japanese Early Childhood Education 49

Ch. 4 Technology in Preschool Education in Mexico: A Country in Transformation 70

Ch. 5 Technology and its Role in Teacher Education 94

Ch. 6 Using Assistive Technology: Enabling All Children to Feel Capable and Connected in the Early Childhood Classroom 114

Ch. 7 Applications of Technology for Instruction and Assessment with Young Children 131

Ch. 8 Promoting Family Involvement through Using Technology 149

Ch. 9 Technology Integration in Early Childhood and Primary Classrooms: Access, Use & Pedagogy Remain Critical Components to Success 162

Ch. 10 Building Epistemic Awareness in the Early Childhood Classroom: Theory, Methodology, and Technology 177

Ch. 11 Technology Resources and Software Recommended for Young Children and Teachers and Evaluating Web Sites 217

Appendix A Thinking About Technology: A Reflective Guide for Teachers 233

Appendix B Family Technology Information Sheet 236

Appendix C Epistemic Belief Survey 238

Compilation of References 240

Index 270

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