Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

ISBN-10: 0415884357
ISBN-13: 9780415884358
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $77.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Childrenis the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments.A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Editionmakes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.

Bernard Spodek is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois.  He began in 1952 as an early childhood teacher in the New York City area.  He received his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. His research and scholarly interests are in the areas of curriculum, teaching, and teacher education in early childhood education. He was President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (1976-78) and is currently President of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association. Spodek was co-editor with Olivia N. Saracho of the "Yearbook in Early Childhood Education" Series (Teachers College Press). They are currently co-editors of the "Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education" Series (Information Age Publishers).Olivia N. Saracho is Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland. Her areas of scholarship include family literacy, cognitive style, teaching, and teacher education in early childhood education.  Dr. Saracho was co-editor of the "Yearbook in Early Childhood Education" Series (Teachers College Press). Currently she is co-editor of the "Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education" Series (Information Age Publishers). Dr. Saracho's most recent books are "Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education," "Studying Teachers in Early Childhood Settings, "and "Contemporary Perspectives on Language Policy and Literary Instruction in Early Childhood Education," co-edited with Bernard Spodek (Information Age Publishers).

Introduction
Introduction: A Contemporary Researcher's vade mecum (redux)
Early Childhood Education and Child Development
Cognitive Development and the Education of Young Children
Young Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence
The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education
Motor Development in Young Children
The Development of Children's Creativity
Early Childhood Educational Curriculum and Instruction
Rethinking Language Education in Early Childhood: Socio-Cultural Perspectives
Views and Issues in Children's Literature
Early Literacy: Towards a Semiotic approach
The Education of Young Dual-Language Learners: An Overview
Mathematics for Early Childhood Education
Science Education in the Early Years
Techno-Tykes: Digital Technologies in Early Childhood
Social Competence Education in Early Childhood: A Sociocultural Perspective
Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education: Continuing Reconsideration
The Dance of Learning
Musical Childhoods: A Survey of Contemporary Research
Play in Early Childhood Education
United States Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy
Childhood Poverty: Implications for School Readiness and Early Childhood Education
Effective Early Childhood Education Programs for Disadvantaged Children
Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education
Young Children's Understanding of Disabilities: Implications for Attitude Development and Inclusive Education
Child Care for Young Children
Family Context in Early Childhood: Connecting Beliefs, Practices, and Ecologies
Promising Approaches to Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators
Lifting Preschool Quality - Nurturing Effective Teachers
Early Childhood Education Programs in the Public Schools
Assessing Children's Learning in Early Childhood Education Settings
Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Education Programs

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