Early Child Care and Education in Finland

Author: Kaarina Määttä
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317980441
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What is childhood like in Finland? What kind of practical solutions have been created and evaluated that aim at both providing good childhood experiences and supporting children’s positive development? What practices aim to prevent child exclusion from regular education and social experiences and to foster children’s healthy development in emotional, social, and behavioural terms? This book considers the reality of childhood in Finland. It discusses the realisation and evaluation of early childhood education and addresses aspects of research and practice concerning children under the age of 10. It examines the growth and development of young children, how learning and teaching are organised, practices of rearing children and the state of child care in Finland. Contributors represent a variety of universities and sub disciplines in the science of education and focus on perspectives of children’s well-being, special viewpoints of early childhood education, care, and research in Finland. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Development Resources and Practice

Author: Penny Deiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111837155
Format: PDF, Kindle
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INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCES, AND PRACTICE, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive special education resource book that provides essential information on a variety of early childhood learning disabilities, as well as strategies for including children with these special needs in regular educational settings. The author provides students with a solid grounding in theory and research, as well as practical guidelines, real-world vignettes, and hands-on program planning assistance to prepare them to integrate children with learning disabilities into their classrooms. Updated throughout, this edition also introduces videos that are available for viewing at the Early Childhood Education Media Library, allowing students to see text concepts brought to life in real classroom settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Measurement of Executive Function in Early Childhood

Author: Clancy Blair
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135067252
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During the past decade, a rising interest has emerged in aspects of the broad construct of executive function (EF) in childhood. This has transpired as research has discovered that the development of EF is particularly rapid during early childhood, and that the healthy development of EF appears to play a key role in children’s developing social competence and academic and social readiness to attend school. The articles presented in this special issue help advance our understanding of the development of EF, as well as the challenges researchers face when attempting to characterize an aspect of cognition in very young children. Ultimately, this special issue illuminates the many ways in which children come to exhibit age-appropriate levels of social and cognitive competence.

Early Education and Development

Author: Susanne A. Denham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134573111
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Early Childhood and Special Education

Author: Eva E. Nwokah
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783504609
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This volume consists of unique interdisciplinary contributions and approaches to providing early intervention services and early education for children with special needs in the early years.

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Author: Robert C. Pianta
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503373
Format: PDF
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Early childhood education receives more attention and funding today than ever before, yet the quality of available programs varies widely. What interventions are most effective for promoting young children's school readiness? How can educators partner successfully with diverse families to help close the income- and race-based achievement gap? What are the obstacles to dissemination of evidence-based child care and preschool practices, and how can these obstacles be overcome? Bringing together foremost experts, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Part I describes the contemporary landscape of early education in the United States: what programs are in place; how they are utilized, administered, and funded; and their educational aims. Part II presents cutting-edge research on curricula and teaching methods that work. Coverage encompasses strategies for fostering specific skills--including language, literacy, and early mathematics and science--and for enhancing academic development overall. Next, Part III turns to the critical areas of social development and the family context of early education. Chapters describe exemplary approaches to supporting young children's executive functioning, self-regulation, social-emotional learning, and mental health. Rounding out the volume, Part IV addresses ways to better serve children with special needs, as well as how to strengthen the roles of early educators through professional development, higher education, and certification. Comprehensive and authoritative, this volume combines an impeccable research grounding with a strong applied focus. It belongs on the desks of researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in early education, early literacy, child development, and special education; school and child care administrators; and education policymakers.

Sami Education

Author: Pigga Keskitalo
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631625972
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This book is a pioneering work. It discusses special characteristics of the education of Sami people, an indigenous people living in Northern Europe. The book provides a comprehensive study of indigenous school research and special features of Sami education including problems and opportunities that teachers and pupils confront daily. The purpose of this book is to support the realization of indigenous peoples' education based on their own cultural premises. New, reformative pedagogical models and culturally sensitive teaching arrangements that could enhance Sami education are the focus of the book. It is aimed at everyone who is interested in indigenous peoples' educational conditions and is based on the authors' research cooperation in the field of Sami education."

Young Children s Developing Understanding of the Biological World

Author: Peter J. Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138564633
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores current research on young children's beliefs and knowledge about the biological world - otherwise known as 'folkbiology'. Contributors discuss factors that shape the development of folkbiological knowledge, as well as possible interventions designed to counteract cognitive biases that can interfere with the development of scientifically informed reasoning about natural phenomena. Taken together, the papers provide insights into the contributions of cognitive biases to the development of biological misunderstandings and into the life experiences and contexts that can contribute to or impede accurate learning of biological concepts. As part of a wider literature, the insights provided by the authors are relevant to the design of educational experiences that will foster children's exploration and further their understanding of life science ideas. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Early Education and Development.

From Neurons to Neighborhoods

Author: Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309069882
Format: PDF, ePub
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How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.