The early childhood curriculum : current findings in theory and practice /
edited by Carol Seefeldt.
3rd ed.
New York : Teachers College Press, c1999.
ix, 310 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
080773781X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Teachers College Press, c1999.
080773781X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculumprovides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date. Individual chapters present the research and practice of early childhood education by areas of curriculum content, play, oral language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, movement, music and art. Introductory chapters include an overview of current developments in early education as well as a discussion of teaching strategies. It includes two new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom—an overview of current developments in the field.
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Hailed as a "tremendous value" by Young Children and "informative and provocative" by Educational Leadership, this popular textbook has been an essential resource for kindergarten and early elementary teachers, curriculum planners, and graduate students in early childhood education for over a decade. Bringing educators completely up to date, this Third Edition includes two totally new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom overview of current developments in the field...and unique coverage of curriculum-making, teaching strategies, play, reading, math, science, social studies, movement, music, and art. Once again, this text will enable educators to make decisions about what curriculum content is appropriate for young children by presenting the best thinking of authorities in curriculum content areas.
Table of Contents
Determining the Early Childhood Curriculum: The Evolution of Goals and Strategies Through Consonance and Controversyp. 1
A Review of Research on Playp. 27
Oral Language in the Early Childhood Classroom: Building on Diverse Foundationsp. 54
Emergent Literacy: What Research Reveals About Learning to Readp. 80
Fostering Each Child's Understanding of Mathematicsp. 106
Research on Early Science Educationp. 133
Early Childhood Social Studiesp. 159
Research in Early Childhood Music and Movement Educationp. 179
Art for Young Childrenp. 201
The Multicultural Worlds of Childhood in Postmodern Americap. 218
Curricular Considerations for Young Children in Inclusive Settingsp. 243
An Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum: Moving from the What and the How to the Whyp. 265
About the Editor and the Contributorsp. 289
Indexp. 295
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