Approaches to Early Childhood Education
May be used for upper level undergraduates and graduate students in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Human Development.This up-to-date comprehensive book, with contributions by major experts in the field, focuses on models, approaches, and issues that deal with prominent and tested practices in early childhood education today. It provides coverage of many more models and topics than other books in the field. The book's major strengths are its pluralistic approach and the expertise of the authors.
- Paperback | 431 pages
- 190.2 x 234.7 x 21.3mm | 766.38g
- 04 May 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION 1. Historical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education. 2. Child Care. 3. The Head Start Program. II. BROAD APPROACHES. 4. Classes for Parents and Young Children: The Family Center Model. 5. The Eriksonian Approach. 6. Behavior Analysis and Principles in Early Childhood Education. 7. The Constructivist Perspective on Early Education: Applications to Children's Museums. 8. The Project Approach: An Overview. 9. Montessori Education Today. 10. Mixed-Age Classrooms for Young Children. III. SPECIFIC PROGRAMS. 11. The Portage Project: An International Home Approach to Early Intervention for Young Children and Their Families. 12. The Developmental-Interaction Approach at Bank Street College of Education. 13. The High/Scope Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education. 14. The Ausubelian Preschool Classroom. 15. Educating the Young Thinker Model from Research to Practice: A Case Study of Program Development, or the Place of Theory and Research in the Development of Educational Programs. 16. Reggio Emilia: An Approach or an Attitude? IV. INTEGRAL DIMENSIONS. 17. Including Everyone: A Model Preschool Program for Typical and Special-Needs Children. 18. A Framework for Culturally Relevant, Multicultural, and Anti-Bias Education in the 21st Century. Epilogue. Index.