For undergraduate and graduate level Issues and Models courses in Early Childhood Education.
This unique volume, with contributions by 32 experts in the field, addresses the new directions, research, applications, and multiple approaches to instruction and learning, with the aim of increasing the knowledge of early childhood education for its readers.
First published in 1987, this compilation textbook provides valuable and current information about our best knowledge and applications in early education. Tracking important changes and adaptations of the major approaches to early education, such as Montessori, Bank Street, Project Approach, Reggio, and a host of others, the important dimension and characteristics in the development and implementation of the major curricular models and programs in Early Childhood Education are examined in detail. Furthermore, the context and history and current issues and trends in the field as it evolves are covered in special chapters. Continued emphasis remains on inclusion, diversity, and fostering multicultural competence within the profession to help prepare a new generation of educators and child and family specialists to better serve today’s young children and their families across multiple cultural communities and early education settings. The sixth edition of Roopnarine and Johnson’s edited text is the best preparation tool on the market for future early childhood educators—tomorrow’s leaders in the field—because it provides the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs and challenges of teaching in today’s world.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: History of Early Childhood Education in Multicultural Perspective
Blyth F. Hinitz, College of New Jersey
Chapter 2: The Program for Infant/Toddler Care
J. Ronald Lally and Peter L. Mangione,
WestEd, San Francisco, California
Chapter 3 The Head Start Program
Douglas R. Powell, Purdue University
Chapter 4 Home Visiting Programs
Barbara Hanna Wasik, Adrienne Villagomez, Sheena Berry, and Priya Mulholkar,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Part II: CORE THEMES
Chapter 5 Including Everyone: A Model Preschool Program for Children with and Without Disabilities
David Smukler, State University of New York at Cortland
Ellen Barnes, Jowonio School, Syracuse, New York
Chapter 6 More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Creating Multicultural and Linguistically Responsive Early Childhood Classrooms
Aisha Ray and Luisiana Melendez. Erikson Institute
Chapter 7 Early Prevention Initiatives
Karen L. Bierman, Celene Domitrovich, and Harriet Darling,
The Pennsylvania State University
Chapter 8 Assessment for Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom,
Jie-Qi Chen and Gillian McNamee, Erikson Institute
Part III: SPECIFIC APPROACHES—UNITED STATES
Chapter 9 Creative Curriculum
Diane T. Dodge, Cate Heroman, and Kai-leé Berke, Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Chapter 10 The High/Scope Model of Early Childhood Education
Lawrence J. Schweinhart and David P. Weikart (deceased)
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Chapter 11 Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education
Elena Bodrova, Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
Deborah J. Leong, Metro State College
Chapter 12 The Developmental–Interaction Approach at Bank Street College of Education
Harriet K. Cuffaro and Nancy Nager, Bank Street College of Education
Chapter 13 The Project Approach: An Overview
Lilian G. Katz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sylvia C. Chard, University of Alberta, Canada
Part IV: SPECIFIC APPROACHES—EUROPE
Chapter 14 The Piramide Method
Jef J. van Kuyk, CITO Corporation, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Chapter 15 Reggio Emilia in the 21st Century: Enduring Commitments Amid New Challenges
Rebecca S. New, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rebecca Kantor, University of Colorado-Denver
Chapter 16 Montessori Education Today
Martha Torrence, Cambridge Montessori School
John Chattin-McNichols, Seattle University
Chapter 17 The Waldorf Approach to Early Childhood Education
Christy L. Williams, Fairbrook First Steps Christian Preschool
James E. Johnson, The Pennsylvania State University
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