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Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Equity and Inclusion, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Johnna C. Darragh

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 14, 2009

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This book focuses on supporting equality and academic success through exceptional early childhood experiences for young children and their families. Based on the author's belief that teachers must be prepared to meet the needs of all children, Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Equity and Inclusion, embeds the needs of diverse learners throughout the text, as opposed to relegating them to just one chapter.  Diversity is defined as ability, class, language, and culture.  Only through exemplary professional preparation can the promise and potential of these sometimes forgotten children be realized, and the development and learning of each child be supported.


The role of the professional in supporting the diverse needs of children and families, as well as their own professional development over time, are organizing themes of this text.  The book is standards-based and includes information on the application of both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DEC (Division for Early Childhood) standards to quality programming for young children and their families, as well as ongoing professional development.  Each chapter concludes with relevant reflection and philosophy development activities.

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1                    Introduction to Early Childhood Education

2                    History of the Field

3                    Issues and Services in the Field

4                    Understanding Development

5                    Understanding Child Diversity

6                    Understanding Family Diversity

7                    Understanding Professional Pathways

8                    Educational Philosophies and Curricular Approaches

9                    Assessment

10                Supporting Social/Emotional through Guidance

11                The Learning Environment

12                Effective Teaching Practices

13                Program Planning and Evaluation

14                Moving Forward: Professional Responsibilities Shaping the Field and the Future

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$72.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-700033-3