Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights

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Joan P. Isenberg, Mary Renck Jalongo
Teachers College Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 208 pages
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This revised and updated edition provides essential social, historical, and philosophical perspectives in the field of early childhood education. Leading scholars and practitioners examine a variety of today's most significant and challenging subjects, including child development research, play, program models, assessment, diversity, inclusion, public policy, and advocacy.

The new second edition includes: definitions and metaphors for the major terms, trends, issues, controversies, and challenges, that serve as the organizational structure for the book; a chapter delineating the issues on emergent literacy development, such as emergent literacy versus reading readiness, reading aloud versus phonemic awareness, and print skills versus books; and an easy-to-use three-part organization - Child and Family Issues, Curricular Trends and Issues Affecting Practice, and Policy and Professional Development Issues.

 

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Contents

Colonisers and settlers
3
an outline
17
an Irrigation
27
a Feudal Polity
35
a Buddhist
45
Indian summer
60
The fragmentation of the Sri Lanka Polity
81
The crisis of the sixteenth century
97
Education and social change in the late nineteenth
327
Religion and the rise of nationalism c 18701900
339
Politics and constitutional reform in the late
356
TWENTIETH CENTURY
373
Elite conflict and the Ceylon National Congress
389
Social and economic change in the early twentieth
402
The Donoughmore Commission and
417
the first phase
430

Portuguese rule in the maritime regions
113
The Kandyan kingdom at bay 16581687
133
The struggle for mastery in Sri Lanka c 16801766
143
Trade and agriculture under the V O C
161
the last phase 17671796
178
The impact of Dutch rule
188
Religion literature and the arts in the Kandyan
201
The English East India Company in Sri Lanka
210
The fall of the Kandyan kingdom
220
Economic and social change in the early nineteenth
239
18331850
267
A plantation economy 18501910
282
Peasant agriculture 18501910
297
the triumph
315
Social and economic change in the Donoughmore era
462
Literature and the arts the nineteenth and twentieth
479
the U N P 19471956
489
Sri Lanka in the 1960s 525
540
Foreword by Sue Bredekamp ix
ix
Introduction 1
1
Child and Family Issues 11
11
Chapter 2
25
Chapter 3
47
Chapter 4
69
Curricular Trends and Issues Affecting Practice 81
81
Chapter 6
97
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Mary Renck Jalongo is a teacher, writer and editor. As a classroom teacher, she taught preschool, first grade and second grade, worked with children and families of migrant farm workers, and taught in the laboratory preschool at the University of Toledo. Currently she is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned the university-wide award for outstanding teaching and is the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction. As a writer, Dr. Jalongo has authored and edited more than 25 books, many of them textbooks in the field of early childhood education, such as Early Childhood Language Arts (4th ed. Allyn & Bacon) and Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning (4th ed. Merrill/Prentice Hall), Exploring Your Role: An Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3rd ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall) and Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights (2nd ed. Teachers College Press). Recent publications include the second edition of a book for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Young Children and Picture Books; a Teachers College Press book, Planning for Learning: Collaborative Approaches to Lesson Design and Review; and an edited book for the Association for Childhood Education International, The Worlda (TM)s Children and Their Companion Animals: Developmental and Educational Significance of the Child/Pet Bond. Additionally, she has earned three national awards for excellence in writing and numerous teaching awards. Dr. Jalongo has been the editor-in-chief of the Springer international publication, Early Childhood Education Journal, for twelve years.

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