ISBN-10:
1401850618
ISBN-13:
2901401850615
Pub. Date:
08/03/2004
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
What Do We Know About Early Childhood Education?: A Research Based Practice / Edition 1

What Do We Know About Early Childhood Education?: A Research Based Practice / Edition 1

by Sandra Crosser
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    ISBN-13: 2901401850615
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Publication date: 08/03/2004
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 224
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Professor, Ohio Northern University; B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees; Advisory Board Member for the Early Childhood News professional development magazine for teachers; member NAEYC, ACEI, OMEP, PDK, ASCD

    Table of Contents

    Prefaceix
    Part IUsing Educational Research
    Chapter 1Using Research to Inform Practice3
    The Importance of a Research Base4
    The Organization of American Public Education6
    National Politics and Research8
    Summary9
    Key Terms9
    Using What You Know10
    Chapter 2Being a Wise Consumer of Research11
    Reading and Interpreting Research11
    Evaluating Educational Research19
    Summary20
    Key Terms21
    Using What You Know21
    Chapter 3Accessing Sources of Research in Early Childhood Education23
    Strategies for Locating Information23
    Summary28
    Key Terms29
    Using What You Know29
    Part IIWhat Does Research Tell Us about The Issues?
    Chapter 4Does Early Education Make a Difference?33
    Preschool33
    Summary42
    Using What You Know43
    Chapter 5Who Is Coming to School?44
    Demographics44
    Entrance Age46
    Academic Redshirting47
    Summary56
    Key Terms57
    Using What You Know57
    Chapter 6How Much Time Should Young Children Spend in School?58
    How Do Preschoolers Spend Their Time?58
    How Do Kindergartners Spend Their Time?62
    Half-Day or Full-Day Kindergarten?63
    Time and Learning67
    Summary69
    Key Terms70
    Using What You Know70
    Chapter 7How Do School Grouping Patterns Affect Children?71
    Grouping by Age71
    Within-Class Grouping74
    Multi-Age Grouping76
    Nongraded/Ungraded Grouping78
    Same-Sex Grouping78
    Looping80
    Summary81
    Key Terms81
    Using What You Know81
    Chapter 8What Are the Effects of Failure?82
    Grade Retention82
    Grade Retention and Achievement84
    Emotional Impact of Failing a Grade89
    Transition Classes91
    Summary92
    Key Term93
    Using What You Know93
    Chapter 9How Does the Physical Environment Affect Young Children?94
    The Internal School Environment95
    Outdoor Environmental Factors99
    Class Size99
    School Size102
    Summary105
    Key Terms106
    Using What You Know106
    Chapter 10What Do We Know about Guidance and Discipline?107
    Guidance versus Discipline108
    Time-out Strategies108
    Punishment110
    Rewards115
    Praise116
    Temperament118
    Parenting Styles118
    Recess as a Guidance Strategy119
    Summary122
    Key Terms123
    Using What You Know123
    Chapter 11Does Delivery of the Curriculum Affect Learning?124
    Curriculum Models125
    Multiple Intelligences129
    Learning Styles131
    Homework and Achievement132
    Classroom Questioning133
    Wait Time136
    Summary138
    Key Terms139
    Using What You Know139
    Chapter 12How Does Family Involvement Impact Education?140
    Parent Involvement142
    Summary151
    Using What You Know151
    Chapter 13What Are the Most Appropriate Ways to Assess Young Children?153
    Assessment154
    Screening Tests158
    Readiness Tests160
    Summary164
    Key Terms165
    Using What You Know165
    Part IIIConnecting Research to Practice
    Chapter 14Case Scenarios to Explore169
    Scenario ISister Schools169
    Scenario IIKindergarten School171
    Scenario IIIQuestioning171
    Scenario IVHomework Policy173
    Scenario VTexas and Florida Retain Third Graders173
    Scenario VIAcademic Redshirting174
    Scenario VIIThe Task Force175
    Chapter 15Projects and Activities176
    Glossary183
    References187
    Index201

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