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Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education. Wiley Handbooks in Education

  • ID: 4559248
  • Book
  • 550 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The essential resource to the issues surrounding childhood care and education with contributions from noted experts

The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource that offers a review of the historical aspects, best practices, and the future directions of the field. With contributions from noted experts in the field, the book contains 30 interdisciplinary essays that explore in–depth the central issues of early childhood care and education. The handbook presents a benchmark reference to the basic knowledge, effective approaches to use with young children, curriculum design, professional development, current policies, and other critical information.

The expert contributors address the myriad complex policy and practice issues that are most relevant today. The essays provide insight into topics such as child development and diversity, the sociocultural process of child development, the importance of the home environment in the lives of young children, early childhood special education, teaching and learning literacy, and much more. This important resource:

  • Presents a comprehensive synopsis of the major components of the field of early childhood care and education
  • Contains contributions from leading scholars, researchers, and experts in the field
  • Offers the foundational knowledge and practices for working with young children
  • Puts the focus on how early childhood works and presents an understanding of culture as a foundational component of both child development and early childhood education

Written for academic scholars, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and students of early childhood care and education, The Wiley Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education is a comprehensive resource to the major issues for dealing with childhood care and education with contributions from noted scholars in the field. 

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Section I: Foundations
1. The Origins of the Current Era of Early Childhood Care and EducationLarry Prochner and Kristen Nawrotzki

2. Not All Children Grow Up the Same: Child Development, Diversity, and Early Childhood Care and EducationJeff Trawick–Smith

3. The Sociocultural Process of Child DevelopmentElizabeth Pufall Jones and Jayanthi Mistry

4. Perspective on Play in in Early Childhood Care and EducationJames E. Johnson and Viana Mei–Hsuan Wu

5. Research in Early Childhood Care and Education since 1970: Drivers, Questions, and ImplicationsCristina Gillanders and Rebecca Kantor

6. The Importance of Families and Home Environments in the Lives of Young ChildrenRobert Bradley

Section II: Practices with Young Children
7. Culturally Sustaining and Humanizing Practice in Early Childhood Care and EducationFabienne Doucet

8. Early Childhood Care and Education for Bilingual Children and the Road to MultilingualismDina C. Castro, Nydia Prishker

9. The Significance of Infant–Toddler Care and Education: A Call to Unite Research, Policy, and PracticeSusan Recchia, and Emmanuelle Fincham

10. Working with Diverse FamiliesKiyomi Sanchez–Suzuki

11. The Changing Landscape of Education for Young Children Receiving Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special EducationMaggie Bartlett and Ann Mickelson

Section III: Curriculum
12. Perspectives on Early Childhood CurriculaMartha Lash

13. More than Academics: Supporting the Whole ChildMarilou Hyson and Anne Douglass

14. Teaching and Learning Literacy in Early Childhood Education: Crossroads and IntersectionsCandace R. Kuby,Angie Zapata, and Oona Fontanella–Nothom

15. Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Early Childhood ProgramsArthur Baroody; Doug Clements; and Julie Sarama

16. Teaching and Learning Science in Early Childhood Care and EducationValarie Akerson

17. Social Studies in the Early Years: Children Engaging as Citizens through the Social SciencesStephanie Serriere

Section IV: Professional Development
18. The Enduring and Evolving Nature of Early Childhood Care and Education: Pedagogical Challenges in Our TimePatricia M. Cooper

19. Professional Development in Early Childhood EducationKaren La Paro and Elizabeth King

20. Developing Early Childhood Professionals in Laboratory SchoolsBrent McBride and Meghan Fisher

21. Developing Early Educators Who Engage in Critical Multicultural Pedagogical Practices: An Historical, Moral, and Pedagogical ImperativeMariana Souto–Manning, Nicole McGowan, and Sarah L. Zalcmann

Section V: Policy and it Impact on Early Childhood Education
22. Early Childhood Policy and Its Impact on the Field: Historical and Contemporary PerspectivesRebecca E. Gomez, and Thomas A. Rendon

23. Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS): National Experiment for Improving ECE Quality

24. Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce Issues in Implementing Assessment PoliciesDebra Ackerman

25. Accreditation: Supporting Quality and Professionalization in Early ChildhoodDiane M. Horm, Nancy Barbour, and Elisa Huss–Hage

26. Creating Preschool through Grade 3 Schools/SystemsKristie Kauerz

Section VI: Critical Issues and Future Directions
27. Making Room for More: Complexity, Diversity, and the Impact of Alternative Perspectives on Early Childhood Care and EducationSusan Grieshaber and Mindy Blaise

28. International Perspectives on Early Childhood Care and Education Policy and PracticeJennifer Sumsion

29. Social Justice and Equity in Early Childhood EducationFikile Nxumalo and Jennifer K. Adair

30. The Capabilities Approach: A New Perspective on Enduring and Critical QuestionsCary Buzzelli

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