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Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education
Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education (January 1998)
Olivia N. Saracho - Editor
Bernard Spodek - Editor

While teachers value children's play, they often do not know how to guide that play to make it more educational. This volume reflects current research in the child development and early childhood education fields.

Play has been part of early childhood programs since the initial kindergarten developed by Friedreich Froebel more than one hundred and fifty years ago. While research shows that most teachers value children's ...(Read More)
 
 
Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice (July 1997)
Birth to Age Eight
Craig H. Hart - Editor
Diane C. Burts - Editor
Rosalind Charlesworth - Editor

Combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps theorists, researchers, parents, and teachers understand how to match early childhood teaching practices to the integrated manner that young children naturally think and learn.

This volume combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum in a manner that will assist theorists, researchers, par...(Read More)
 
 
Children's Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility
Children's Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility (April 1997)
Sheldon Berman - Author

Breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development.

This book breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development. Berman shows that children's awareness of th...(Read More)
 
 
Systemic Violence in Education
Systemic Violence in Education (April 1997)
Promise Broken
Juanita Ross Epp - Editor
Ailsa M. Watkinson - Editor

Researchers and practitioners identify and examine systemic violence in schools from a number of perspectives including school administration policies, pedagogical methods, educational labeling, classroom interaction, childhood games, and teacher reactions, as well as child abuse. Includes practical suggestions for addressing systemic violence.

"This is a provocative piece of work. Some of the chapters are riveting in th...(Read More)
 
 
Missing Children
Missing Children (March 1996)
A Psychological Approach to Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Stranger and Non-Stranger Abduction of Children
James N. Tedisco - Author
Michele A. Paludi - Author

Focuses on variables that assist in confronting and preventing child abductions, including teacher training, public education and awareness, psychotherapeutic techniques for families and friends of abducted children as well as the children themselves.

"Even though parents believe they are capable of keeping their children safe, few are aware of the plethora of ways child abductors can achieve their goals. The public needs to be aware t...(Read More)
 
 
The Future of Play Theory
The Future of Play Theory (August 1995)
A Multidisciplinary Inquiry into the Contributions of Brian Sutton-Smith
Anthony D. Pellegrini - Editor

This book looks at the impact of play on child development.
This multidimensional book looks at the current status of play theory across the disciplines, literally from anthropology to zoology. The authors examine play phenomena from four perspectives, Play as Progress; Play as Power, Play as Fantasy; and Play as Self. The volume is concluded with a challenge for future study by Brian Sutton-Smith.
With the wealth of information gat...(Read More)
 
 
School Recess and Playground Behavior
School Recess and Playground Behavior (December 1994)
Educational and Developmental Roles
Anthony D. Pellegrini - Author

The recess period represents a unique part of the school day. It is one of the few times when children can interact with their peers on their own terms with minimal adult intervention. Consequently, it represents one of the few places in primary and middle schools to observe spontaneous peer interaction. School Recess and Playground Behavior offers a programmatic examination of a neglected aspect of children's behavior and informs related lit...(Read More)
 
 
In the First Country of Places
In the First Country of Places (September 1994)
Nature, Poetry, and Childhood Memory
Louise Chawla - Author

"I have a great respect for the way in which Dr. Chawla has been able to address and integrate a diverse set of literatures--environmental psychology, developmental psychology, phenomenology, literature and literary criticism, nature studies, and feminist theory. I am not surprised at the breadth of her insights because she has been so clear about her hermeneutic and phenomenological approach to the questions about childhood memories, nature, and d...(Read More)
 
 
Looking for Home
Looking for Home (August 1994)
A Phenomenological Study of Home in the Classroom
Carollyne Sinclaire - Author

"The book is gripping. I wanted to read it straight through. The author reveals herself as an unusually sensitive teacher and writer with very telling insights."--M. Berman, University of Maryland College Park

Looking for Home: A Phenomenological Study of Home in the Classroom contains stories of children who seek "a home" in the classroom. The book focuses on the extraordinary in the ordinary moments with children in the day-to-day li...(Read More)
 
 
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From "Backwardness" to "At-Risk" (July 1994)
Childhood Learning Difficulties and the Contradictions of School Reform
Barry M. Franklin - Author

"Barry M. Franklin's history of low-achieving, troubled, innocent children is sometimes chilling. For all their ostensible attempts to help children, America's public schools have frequently clipped the wings of youth. With a poet's eye but historian's sensibility, Franklin deftly recovers missing pages of the past. He provides the reader with valuable historical perspective on current policy debates on at-risk children." -- From the Foreword by ...(Read More)
 
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