Power of Projects: Meeting Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Classrooms--Strategies and Solutions / Edition 1

Power of Projects: Meeting Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Classrooms--Strategies and Solutions / Edition 1

by Judy Helm
ISBN-10:
0807742988
ISBN-13:
2900807742982
Pub. Date:
12/11/2002
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
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Power of Projects: Meeting Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Classrooms--Strategies and Solutions / Edition 1

This Timely Volume Will Help Teachers on the front line to tackle the key challenges they face in today's classrooms with children ages 3-8. The authors show how good project work can provide solutions to problems that seem overwhelming to many teachers of young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900807742982
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 12/11/2002
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
1.Contemporary Challenges in Early Childhood Education1
2.Building a Good Foundation for Children10
3.Overcoming the III Effects of Poverty19
Defining the Challenge19
Practical Strategies20
The Airplane Project25
4.Moving Young Children Toward Literacy34
Defining the Challenge34
Practical Strategies35
The Water to River Project42
5.Responding to Children's Special Needs50
Defining the Challenge50
Practical Strategies51
The Bird Project57
6.Supporting Second-Language Learners64
Defining the Challenge64
Practical Strategies65
The Mexican Restaurant Project71
7.Meeting Standards Effectively79
Defining the Challenge79
Practical Strategies80
The Pizza Project86
8.The Importance of Documentation97
9.Future Challenges: Concluding Thoughts103
Appendix AFrequently Asked Questions and Practical Advice105
Appendix BRecommended Resources115
About the Editors and Contributors117
Index119

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