A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children

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Denise H. Daniels, Patricia K. Clarkson
Corwin Press, Aug 16, 2010 - Education - 208 pages
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Launch young learners on positive pathways through school!

The first in the Classroom Insights From Educational Psychology series, this book gives PreK–3 teachers valuable insight into how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create a child-centered learning environment. Through vignettes, practice exercises, games, and reflection questions, readers gain a deeper understanding of:

  • How children develop from the early years to middle childhood
  • The importance of fostering positive teacher-child, child-child, and caregiver-child relationships
  • Developmentally appropriate classroom practices that foster learning
  • Children’s experiences with technology and outdoor environments


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Series Preface to Classroom Insights
About the Authors
Viewing Children and Teachers in the Big Picture
Fostering Childrens Adjustment and SelfRegulation
Fostering Relationships
Fostering Learning in the Classroom
Resource A Tools for Reflection and Improvement
Resource B Professional Organizations and Model Programs
Resource C Recommended Reading

Connecting Learning Out of the Classroom

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About the author (2010)

Denise Daniels is a professor of child development at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a former associate professor of educational psychology at Northern Illinois University. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Developmental Studies from UCLA in 1992. She draws from nearly 20 years of experience teaching educators and other child professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels. Denise’s research focuses on children’s adjustment and motivation to learn in school, and the development of children’s and teachers’ psychological understandings and beliefs about education. She is involved in a variety of community and state endeavors to promote high quality early educational practices.

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