The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play

Author: Anthony D. Pellegrini
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195393007
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play marks the first attempt to examine the development of children's play through a rigorous and multidisciplinary approach. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, this handbook resets the landscape of developmental science and makes a compelling case for the benefits of play. -- Book Jacket.

Early Childhood Education From an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective

Author: Huertas-Abril, Cristina A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522551689
Format: PDF, Docs
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Around the world, school districts and institutions are exploring ways to provide quality education to their students. With this, there is a deeper need for multiculturalism in classrooms, as many students are from varying cultures and speak different languages. Early Childhood Education From an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective provides emerging research on the use of play, toys, and games as tools for meaningful multicultural and bilingual education. By highlighting topics such as cross-cultural psychology, classroom management, and second language acquisition, this publication explores the importance of culture in games and play. This book is an important resource for educators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the role of intercultural education in society and modern approaches to early education.

Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom 1992 1995

Author: Foundation Natl
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415132436
Format: PDF
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This latest volume of the Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom lists all the major research projects being undertaken in Britain during the latter months of 1992, the whole of 1993 and 1994 and the early months of 1995. Each entry provides names and addresses of the researchers, a detailed abstract, the source and amount of the grant(where applicable), the length of the project and details of published material about the research.

Psychological Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

Author: Susan L. Golbeck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135669643
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The field of early childhood education and the science of psychology have a long and closely intertwined history. The study of young children's learning within school contexts provides a test of developmental theory while at the same time identifies the limits of psychology for informing practice. The purpose of this book, part of the Rutgers Invitational Symposium on Education Series, is to bring together the work of the leading researchers in the field of child development and early education to inform three issues facing the United States today: * clarifying developmentally appropriate instruction from the perspective of cognitive developmental psychology; * ensuring that young children's schooling adequately addresses content; and * meeting cognitive goals while simultaneously supporting social and emotional development. Throughout, the role of empirical inquiry in developmental psychology for the practice of early education is examined.

Teaching Learning and Interaction

Author: Neil Mercer
Publisher: Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje
ISBN: 9788488926036
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Languages: English with extended summary in Spanish, Spanish with extended summary in English The works included in this volume offer a comprehensive approach to the updating of theories, methodological innovation and empirical application in relation to the most central problems in the educational process, in three sections: adult-child interaction in family and experimental contexts; teacher-pupil interaction in the school context; and learning and development in peer interaction. This volume is a clear exponent of the vigour of the sociocultural approach, from which it emphasises the cultural, social and communicative nature of learning, development and the construction of knowledge. Idiomas: Inglés, con resumen extenso en español, Español con resumen extenso en inglés Los trabajos recogidos en este volumen ofrecen un equilibrado compendio de actualización teórica, innovación metodológica y aplicación empírica a los problemas más centrales del proceso educativo agrupadas en tres secciones: La interacción adulto-niño en contextos familiares y experimentales, la interacción maestro-alumno en el contexto escolar, y el aprendizaje y el desarrollo en la interacción entre iguales. Este volumen es un claro exponente de la pujanza de la aproximación sociocultural, desde la que se enfatiza el carácter cultural, social y comunicativo del aprendizaje, el desarrollo y la construcción del conocimiento.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Child Language Disability

Author: Kay Mogford-Bevan
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591686
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This is a collection of papers arising from a conference on hearing impairment in children. They discuss the implications for language and learning where contributors are actively involved in work with these children in various medical and educational contexts, and provide a framework for professionals concerned with the management and education of hearing impaired children.

Freire Teaching and Learning

Author: Mariana Souto-Manning
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433104060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, Paulo Freire's culture circles cross linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic borders to work across contexts in the U.S. (early education, pre-service and in-service teacher education) and in Brazil (adult education). "Freire, Teaching, and Learning" makes culture circles accessible to those seeking to embrace equity and democracy through everyday educational practices.

Equality and Diversity in Education National and international contexts

Author: Patricia Potts
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415119986
Format: PDF
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Like the first reader, this collection examines the grounds which are accepted for inclusion or exclusion of students, and looks at how appropriate support can be guaranteed for people who experience difficulties in learning, who are disabled or who experience social or other kinds of disability. This volume explores national and international contexts for educational practice and research and discusses practical, ethical and political issues which are relevant to undertaking that research. Part one covers issues facing local government and the consumers of educational services in the UK. Part two compares policy and practice in eleven different countries and part 3 discusses research which explores the issues of equality and diversity in education. This volume and her sister, Equality and Diversity in Education 1: Learning, Teaching and Managing in Schools are reraders for the Open University course, "Developing Inclusive Curricula: Equality and Diversity in Education" (E829). The two books in the series will appeal to teachers, non-teaching assistants and other school-based staff,parents,disabled people and those who have experienced difficulties in learning,social and health workers, and those working for voluntary organisations.