Many curricula treat teaching as something teachers do to children. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, best-selling authors in the early learning field, believe teaching is a collaborative process in which teachers reexamine their philosophies and practices as they facilitate learning.
This book presents a comprehensive framework for developing emergent curricula. Each chapter includes a conceptual overview followed by classroom stories and photographs. Teachers will learn to create materials and a classroom culture reflecting their values to support teaching through observation, reflection, inquiry, and action; and to encourage children to represent their learning in multiple ways, including through songs and drama.