Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education: History, Theories, and Approaches to Learning, 4th edition
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Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education offers a broad exploration of the roles and practices of working with, and for, children and families. It helps you connect early childhood education beliefs and philosophies to professional practice. It provides insights into common program models or approaches including Reggio Emilia, Montessori, High/Scope, Head Start, Waldorf and The Project Approach. Real classroom stories illustrate how teachers and programs integrate child-centered approaches into actual practice. Running themes emphasize teachers' roles, views of children, inclusion and diversity. New and experienced teachers alike will learn to define, shape and reshape their own practices to advocate on behalf of children and families.
The 4th Edition reflects the most recent changes in early childhood education, including legislative and policy changes and the latest research on effective practice. Throughout the text, content has been expanded to include even more emphasis on inclusive practices and diversity.
Published by Pearson (January 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2019
Subject: Early Childhood Education
Category: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Part 1: Foundations
1. Welcome to the Field of Early Childhood Education
2. Historical Overview: People and Beliefs That Shaped the Field
3. Professionalism in Early Childhood Education: Framing Best Practices
4. Influential Theories Shaping Practice Today
5. Families and Children Today: Diversity in Today's Classrooms
Part 2: Models and Approaches
6. Head Start and Early Head Start: Empowering Change from Within
7. The High/Scope Foundation: Models in Curriculum and Research
8. The Project Approach: Active Inquiry in Early Childhood
9. The Schools of Reggio Emilia: A Child's World
10. Montessori Education: Environment, Materials, and Methods
11. Waldorf Education: Harmony and the Whole Child
Part 3: Beginning the Journey
12. Bringing It All Together: Imagining and Becoming
Appendix A: Early Childhood Education Historical Time Line and Notes
Appendix B: Key Contributors
Appendix C: Guiding Principles: Meshing Approaches
Appendix D: Multiple Intelligence Planning Web
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