Early Childhood Education for a New Era

Author: Stacie G. Goffin
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807754609
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In her provocative new book, Stacie Goffin presents a leadership manifesto for the field of early care and education. With an action-oriented frame of reference, she offers a unique point of view on national efforts to improve program quality and developmental and learning outcomes for children. The book calls for the ECE field to step forward as agents for change by (1) Assuming responsibility for the competent practice of its practitioners and for facilitating positive results for children and their learning; (2) Formally organizing as a profession to realize consistency in practice across sites and program types; (3) Diminishing its reliance on public policy for defining its purpose and structure. The text concludes with "Next Steps Commentaries" written by education luminaires Rolf Grafwallner, Jacqueline Jones, and Pamela J. Winton outlining concrete steps for action that will jump-start a conversation about moving forward with the ideas presented in the book. ECE for a New Era builds on and extends the conversation started in Goffin's critically acclaimed book co-authored with Valora Washington, Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education.

Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann Lewin-Benham
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807752320
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Popular author Ann Lewin-Benham draws on her experience with the Reggio Approach to present 12 "best practices" inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice. This resource includes a self-assessment tool to assist you in examining your practices and those of your school.

Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Author: Susi Long
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774510
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In this inspiring collection, 13 early childhood leaders take action to challenge and change inequitable educational practices in preschools and elementary schools. For them, educating for social justice is not an empty platitude. Steadfast and resolute, they turn rhetoric into reality as they guide early childhood teachers to teach for social justice innovatively and strategically. Through the voices of families, teachers, and the administrators themselves, each chapter shares ways that these leaders use the power entrusted in them to question and disrupt discriminatory and marginalizing practices that deny opportunities for some students while privileging others. The book includes insights, strategies, and resources that administrators can use to build confidence, knowledge, and skills as they invest in more equitable and just pre/schools. Book Features: Highlights the actions of administrators as they take a stand to transcend standardized approaches to teaching and learning, creating more equitable educational environments.Portrays strategies and resources used to engage teachers in critical examination of self and the institutions in which they work.Describes principles and practices that guide administrators as they support the development of culturally relevant practices and policies. Offers powerful ways early childhood administrators can approach inequitable mandates.Highlights the voices of families as they participate in and are impacted by the work of administrators. “Susi Long, Mariana Souto-Manning, and Vivian Vasquez, scholars with stellar reputations in the fields of early childhood education, critical literacy, and social justice education, have combined their considerable talents to edit a book that will serve as a beacon of hope for administrators, policymakers, and educators at all levels of learning and teaching.” —From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and bestselling author

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544773
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Early Childhood Education Management

Author: Mary Moloney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317310861
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The Early Childhood Education sector around the world is constantly changing, whether because of the unprecedented demand for ECE services globally, accelerated social change, or the introduction of pedagogical and regulatory practices. Based upon empirical inquiry, Early Childhood Education Management examines the somewhat controversial concept of operating an early childhood service as a business. It challenges the assumption that an early childhood manager does not require specialist knowledge or skill and discusses which attributes an effective manager should possess. In this book, which brings together management theory and practice, Moloney and Pettersen address core issues at the heart of the management role, including the relationship between early childhood policy and broader legislative enactments, as well as issues related to the challenges and development of management skills. The book also draws upon real-life examples from practice in order to offer insight into some of the most common topics and challenges related to management practice in Early Childhood Education, such as business acumen and entrepreneurship, recruitment and selection, financial management and budgeting, supervision, mentoring, staff development, curriculum management, collaborative working, and change management. Written by leading academics with practice experience, the book should be of great interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the field of education, specifically those working in early years and education policy and management. It should also be essential reading for managers working in Early Childhood settings.

Management of Family Involvement in the Early Childhood Education

Author: Juhudi Cosmas
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656198772
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Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Familienerziehung, University of Dodoma, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This work introduces the concept of family involvement in the early childhood education management and its importance. It discusses the importance of early childhood education. It also explains family involvement in early childhood education, complementary learning in early childhood education, the role of parents in early childhood education, home-school early childhood programme relationships. Finally, it concludes by pointing out some challenges and recommendations.

Beginning school

Author: Richard M. Clifford
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
ISBN: 9780807749319
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The United States is at a pivotal crossroads in determining the educational experiences of children ages 3 through 8. To help educators set goals and design effective policies, early childhood experts Clifford and Crawford provide a concise history of early education and care in the United States and invite readers to consider early schooling in a global perspective. Distinguished scholars from five countries that value early education as an integral part of life-long education--France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and Sweden--examine the evolution of early childhood practices in their countries, providing invaluable insight and guidance as we move toward fully serving children and families in our schools

Child Observation for the Early Years

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857257463
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This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for candidates on EYPS pathways. It enables students to appreciate the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. The theoretical background to child observation is covered in detail, the text highlights important works and considers the ethical implications. This Second Edition includes new chapters on recording and analysing and the curriculum and is fully updated throughout with links to the updated Early Years Foundation Stage. Interactive activities and real life case studies are included to help the reader engage with the text and make essential links between theory and practice. Ioanna Palaiologou is a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Hull and a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child development and learning theories. Ioanna is currently leading the Masters in Early Childhood Studies, supervises a number of PhD students and is the Academic coordinator for Research Students Support. About the Early Years Series This series has been designed to support degree and foundation degree students of early years, early childhood and realted disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion, and further reading suggestions, including useful websites, are provided to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Child Development for Early Childhood Studies, Successful Placements in Early Years Settings and Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies.

Models of Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann S. Epstein
Publisher: High/Scope Foundation
ISBN:
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This two-part study takes both an analytical and an empirical look at six approaches to teaching young children. Contains a thorough and systematic review of the curriculum, training, and research materials of the six models. Also reports on a survey of NAEYC members to determine the extent of their awareness of these models. A "must-read" for anyone in the field of early childhood education.