Exploring Your Role in Early Childhood Education

Paperback | January 14, 2011

byMary Renck Jalongo, Joan Packer Isenberg

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Traditionally, introductory textbooks in early childhood education have been organized by curriculum.¿ The typical introductory text begins with a history of the field and a chapter on developmental theory followed by one chapter on each major subject area–language, mathematics, science, the arts, and so forth. Exploring Your Role in Early Childhood Education takes an integrated approach and¿is organized around the essential roles and responsibilities that effective early childhood educators must fulfill.

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In addition to its organization, the interactive nature¿of the text sets it apart. Readers are encouraged to respond to what they are reading while they are reading it. Case material and verbatim comments from students make the content come alive and "Pause and Reflect About" sections in the margin notes¿help students relate the content to their own experiences.

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Exploring Your Role in Early Childhood Education is written for college students who are relatively new to formal study of the field of early childhood education and is appropriate for courses at both 2- and 4-year programs.

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Traditionally, introductory textbooks in early childhood education have been organized by curriculum.¿ The typical introductory text begins with a history of the field and a chapter on developmental theory followed by one chapter on each major subject area–language, mathematics, science, the arts, and so forth. Exploring Your Role in E...

Mary Renck Jalongo is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned the university-wide outstanding professor award and coordinates the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction. She is co-editor of Springer's Educating the Young Child book series and has written, co-authored, or edited more than 25 books, in...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 1 inPublished:January 14, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132310473

ISBN - 13:9780132310475

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Table of Contents

1 Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

2 Understanding History and Ethics

3 Understanding Early Childhood Programs

4 Understanding Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence

5 Promoting Children’s Development

6 Fostering Children’s Engagement in Learning

7 Creating High-Quality Early Childhood Environments

8 Developing Curriculum

9 Planning for Children’s Learning

10 Assessing Children’s Learning and Documenting Progress

11 Guiding Children’s Behavior and Creating a Classroom Community

12 Building Supportive Relationships with Families and Communities