In an accessible and meaningful way, Early Childhood Education examines foundational topics that encourage early childhood education students to think, reflect, and develop opinions, theories, and philosophies about their field. This interactive books invites the reader to develop a personal philosophy of early childhood education and identity as an early educator, in order to build a sufficient foundation for continual growth as a teacher.
Divided into three sections that deal with the past, present, and future, Early Childhood Education asks the reader to think about important ideas underlying and encompassing todaya (TM)s early childhood education. First providing historical and philosophical perspectives of the field, authors Krogh and Slentz then look at careers in early education, what it's like to be a teacher or caregiver today, compare and contrast contemporary models of ECE, and examine cultural and individual differences that confront and challenge teachers. Finally, this book looks to the future of the field and discusses debates on current issues. The newly updated edition includes the most contemporary issues in the field since the first edition and integrates further discussion of diversity and children with special needs throughout the entire book.
- End of chapter questions invite readers to develop an ongoing philosophy of teaching and learning
- "Extending Your Learning" activities provide opportunities for further discussion and debate
- Glossary and Internet Resources offer important tools for the early childhood education student
"Early Childhood Education is concise and easy to read. Covering philosophical approaches, history, and topics critical to current practices in the field, this book helps students understand the background and various approaches of the field that will help shape their beliefs."
--Karen Roth, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, National-Louis University
Preface Part I: Yesterday 1. Perspectives on History and Theory Part II: Today 2. Early Childhood Education: Contemporary Perspectives on the Profession 3. How Theoretical Perspectives Shape Early Education: Selected Models 4. Diversity in Early Childhood Settings Part III: Tomorrow 5. Issues that will Shape the Future Appendix A: Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment Appendix B: DEC Code of Ethics
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 16th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.04 x 19.63
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition