Approaches to early childhood education (5th ed )

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This comprehensive and authoritative volume includes 15 chapters by 32 experts in the field, covering a variety of approaches to teaching. Students will be exposed to some of the major early child education curricula as well as the history of the program's development. The authors believe that it is very important for students to understand the historical foundations as well as the philosophy and theory behind the applications described.

The text reflects the evolving nature of early childhood education and teacher training in the U.S. and elsewhere. Early child special education, working with infants and toddlers, and the Vygotskian approach to educating young children are each covered in their own chapter.

Organized into four parts, the first part of the book deals with history, infant and toddler care, Head Start, and the Portage Model. Part II has been extensively revised to highlight the multicultural perspective of this edition as well as the important topic of inclusion. Parts III and IV cover specific approaches in the U.S. and Europe respectively. The reader is invited to compare the approaches within and across Parts III and IV.

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1: History of Early childhood Education in Multicultural Perspective by Blythe F. Hinitz, The College of New Jersey

Chapter 2: The Program for Infant Toddler Care by J. Ronald Lally and Peter L. Mangione, West Ed., San Francisco, California

Chapter 3: The Head Start Program by Douglas R. Powell, Purdue University

Chapter 4: The Portage Model: An International Home Approach to Early Intervention of Young Children and Their Families by David E. Shearer, The International Portage Association, Tampa Florida and Darlene L. Shearer, Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, University of South Florida

Part II Integral Dimensions

Chapter 5: Including Everyone: A Model Preschool Program for Children With and Without Disabilities by Ellen Barnes, Jowonio School, Syracuse, New York and David Smukler, The State University of New York College at Cortland

Chapter 6: A Framework for Culturally Relevant Multicultural, and Antibias Education in the Twenty-First Century by Louise Derman-Sparks, Pacific Oaks College and Patricia G. Ramsey, Mount Holyoke College

Chapter 7: Early Prevention Initiatives by Karen L. Bierman, Celene Domitrovich, and Harriet Darling, The Pennsylvania State University

Chapter 8: Early Development and Education Programs in Public School by James E. Johnson and Jennifer Chestnut, The Pennsylvania State University

Part III Specific Approaches/USA

Chapter 9: the High/Scope Model of Early Childhood Education by David P. Weikart (deceased) and Lawrence J. Schweinhart, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Chapter 10: Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education by Elena Bodrava, Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, and Deborah J. Leong, Metro State College

Chapter 11: From Spectrum to Bridging: Approaches to Integrating Assessment with Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Classrooms by Jie-Qi Chen and Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute, Chicago

Chapter 12: The Developmental-Interaction Approach at Bank Street College of Education by Harriet K. Cuffaro and Nancy Nager, Bank Street College of Education, New York

Chapter 13: The Project Approach: An Overview by Lillian G. Katz, University of Illinois, and Sylvia C. Chard, University of Alberta, Canada

Part IV Specific Approaches/European

Chapter 14: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Care and Education: Creating Contexts for Discussion by Rebecca S. New, Tufts University, and Rebecca Kantor, The Ohio State University

Chapter 15: The Waldorf Approach to Early Childhood Education by Christy L. Husek, Fairbrook First Steps Christian Preschool, Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania, and James E. Johnson, The Pennsylvania State University

Chapter 16: Montessori Education Today by Martha Torrence, Cambridge, Massachusetts and John Chattin-McNichols, Seattle University

Chapter 17: The Pyramid Method by Jef J. van Kuyk, Citogroep, Arnhem, The Netherlands