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ISBN-13 9780132782456ISBN-10 0132782456
ISBN-10 0132657988ISBN-13 9780132657983
Author(s): Jaipaul L. Roopnarine; James E. Johnson
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 448

For undergraduate and graduate level Issues and Models courses in Early Childhood Education.

This unique volume, with contributions by 32 experts in the field, addresses the new directions, research, applications, and multiple approaches to instruction and learning, with the aim of increasing the knowledge of early childhood education for its readers.

First published in 1987, this compilation textbook provides valuable and current information about our best knowledge and applications in early education. Tracking important changes and adaptations of the major approaches to early education, such as Montessori, Bank Street, Project Approach, Reggio, and a host of others, the important dimension and characteristics in the development and implementation of the major curricular models and programs in Early Childhood Education are examined in detail. Furthermore, the context and history and current issues and trends in the field as it evolves are covered in special chapters. Continued emphasis remains on inclusion, diversity, and fostering multicultural competence within the profession to help prepare a new generation of educators and child and family specialists to better serve today’s young children and their families across multiple cultural communities and early education settings. The sixth edition of Roopnarine and Johnson’s edited text is the best preparation tool on the market for future early childhood educators—tomorrow’s leaders in the field—because it provides the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the ever-changing needs and challenges of teaching in today’s world.