Handbook of Child Development and Early Education: Research to Practice

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Oscar A. Barbarin, Barbara Hanna Wasik
Guilford Press, Jun 23, 2011 - Education - 624 pages
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How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children’s learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
14
Chapter 3
38
Chapter 4
57
Chapter 5
78
Chapter 6
103
Chapter 7
123
Chapter 8
147
Chapter 16
352
Chapter 17
378
Chapter 18
403
Chapter 19
429
Chapter 20
455
Chapter 21
478
Chapter 22
499
Chapter 23
521

Chapter 9
172
Chapter 10
199
Chapter 11
223
Chapter 12
247
Chapter 13
271
Chapter 14
303
Chapter 15
328
Chapter 24
544
Chapter 25
558
Chapter 26
579
Author Index
598
Subject Index
611
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Oscar A. Barbarin, PhD, is the Lila L. and Douglas J. Hertz Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychology at Tulane University. He is also a Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is past President of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and was elected to the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development. Dr. Barbarin’s research has focused on the social and familial determinants of ethnic and gender achievement gaps beginning in early childhood. He has developed ABLE, a mental health screening tool for young children. Dr. Barbarin is principal investigator of the PAS Initiative, a national study that focuses on the socioemotional and academic development of boys of color.

 

Barbara Hanna Wasik, PhD, holds a William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship in the School of Education and is a Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Wasik also chairs the School Psychology Program. She serves as a consultant to national organizations and has held office in state and national organizations, including the American Psychological Association. She was an invited participant to the White House Conference on Child Care and served as a member of the Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy of the National Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on early childhood interventions, family literacy, social and cognitive development, problem solving, home visiting, and the observational study of children.

 

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