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Taking Sides Clashing Views in Early Childhood Education

ISBN-10: 0073515302

ISBN-13: 9780073515304

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Karen Menke Paciorek

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List price: $67.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Children in Families and Society
Should Brain Science Guide Educational Practice?
Yes: Stephen Rushton and Elizabeth Larkin, from "Shaping the Learning Environment: Connecting Developmentally Appropriate Practices to Brain Research," Early Childhood Education Journal (September 2001)
No: Olaf Jorgenson, from "Brain Scam? Why Educators Should Be Careful about Embracing 'Brain Research'," The Educational Forum (Summer 2003)
Should Young Children Use Computers?
Yes: Regina G. Chatel, from "Computer Use in Preschool: Trixie Gets a Screen Name," The New England Reading Association Journal (vol. 41, 2005)
No: Edward Miller, from "Less Screen Time, More Play Time," Principal (September/October 2005)
Is Time-Out an Effective Guidance Technique?
Yes: Lawrence Kutner, from "The Truth About Time-Out," Parents (April 1996)
No: Kathy Preuesse, from "Guidance and Discipline Strategies for Young Children: Time Out Is Out," Early Childhood News (March/April 2002)
Does Nightly Homework Improve Academic Performance?
Yes: Mary H. Sullivan and Paul V. Sequeira, from "The Impact of Purposeful Homework on Learning," The Clearing House (July/August 1996)
No: Alfie Kohn, from "The Goldilocks Paradox," American School Board Journal (February 2007)
Children in Educational Programs
Should Superhero or Violent Play Be Discouraged?
Yes: Diane E. Levin, from "Beyond Banning War and Superhero Play: Meeting Children's Needs in Violent Times" Young Children (May 2003)
No: Brenda J. Boyd, from "Teacher Response to Superhero Play: To Ban or Not to Ban?" Childhood Education (Fall 1997)
Should Transition Grades Be Abolished?
Yes: Vera Estok, from "One District's Study on the Propriety of Transition-Grade Classrooms," Young Children (March 2005)
No: Barbara S. Harris, from "I Need Time to Grow: The Transitional Years," Phi Delta Kappan (April 2003)
Is Being Older Better When Entering Kindergarten?
Yes: Nancie L. Katz, from "Too Young for Kindergarten," The Christian Science Monitor (July 21, 1997)
No: Hermine H. Marshall, from "Opportunity Deffered or Opportunity Taken? An Updated Look at Delaying Kindergarten Entry," Young Children (September 2003)
Is Grade Retention Harmful to Children?
Yes: Susan Black, from "Second Time Around," American School Board Journal (November 2004)
No: Joellen Perry, from "What, Ms. Crabapple Again?" U.S. News & World Report (May 24, 1999)
Should Educators Address Students' Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices?
Yes: Sheree Crute, from "Growing Pains," NEA Today (March 2005)
No: Michael I. Loewy, from "Suggestions for Working with Fat Children in the Schools," Professional School Counseling (April 1998)
Are English Language Learners Best Served in an Immersion Language Model?
Yes: Christine Rossell, from "Teaching English Through English," Educational Leadership (December 2004/January 2005)
No: Jill Wu, from "A View from the Classroom," Educational Leadership (December 2004/January 2005)
Does Learning to Read Involve More Than Phonics?
Yes: Judy Willis, from "The Gully in the 'Brain Glitch' Theory," Educational Leadership (February 2007)
No: National Reading Panel, from "Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction," htpp://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/nrp/smallbook.htm (April 2000)
Should Recess Be Included in a School Day?
Yes: Tom Jambor, from "Recess and Social Development," Earlychildhood News, http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/contact.aspx
No: Kelly King Alexander, from "Playtime Is Cancelled," Parents (November 1999)
Are Looping Classrooms Effective Learning Settings?
Yes: Mary M. Hitz, Mary Catherine Somers, and Christee L. Jenlink, from "The Looping Classroom: Benefits for Children, Families, and Teachers," Young Children (March 2007)
No: Allan S. Vann, from "Looping: Looking Beyond the Hype," Principal (May 1997)
Educational Policies
Should Public Money Be Spent on Universal Preschool?
Yes: Julie Poppe and Steffanie Clothier, from "The Preschool Promise," State Legislatures (June 2005)
No: Darcy Ann Olsen, from "Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why Government Should Not Enter the Preschool Business," Policy Analysis (February 1999)
Is Regular Testing the Best Way to Improve Academic Performance?
Yes: Matthew Gandal and Laura McGiffert, from "The Power of Testing," Educational Leadership (February 2003)
No: Kenneth A. Wesson, from "The 'Volvo Effect': Questioning Standardized Tests," Young Children (March 2001)
Will School Improvement Efforts Alone Narrow the Racial/Ethnic Achievement Gap?
Yes: Kati Haycock, from "Closing the Achievement Gap," Educational Leadership (March 2001)
No: Richard Rothstein, from "Class and the Classroom: Even the Best Schools Can't Close the Race Achievement Gap," American School Board Journal (October 2004)
Should Corporal Punishment in Schools Be Outlawed?
Yes: Paul Ferraro and Joan Rudel Weinreich, from "Unprotected in the Classroom," American School Board Journal (November 2006)
No: Greg Gelpi, from "Some Small Area School Systems Use the Paddle," Augusta Chronicle (October 2006)
Are Boys in Crisis in Our Schools?
Yes: Peg Tyre, from "The Trouble with Boys," Newsweek (January 30, 2006)
No: Sara Mead, from "The Truth About Boys and Girls," An Education Sector Report (June 2006)
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