Rethinking Early Childhood Education
Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.
- Paperback | 235 pages
- 215.9 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 589.67g
- 28 Nov 2008
- Rethinking Schools
- Milwaukee, WI, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
"The diverse articles give insightful, practical, and moving voice to teachers' experiences with children and families and make diversity, equity, inclusion and preserving the environment integral to a quality early childhood education program." -- Louise Derman-Sparks "faculty emerita, Pacific Oaks College, and author of Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children"