Right from the start: teaching children ages three to eight

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Allyn and Bacon, Dec 1, 1993 - Education - 554 pages
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Formerly published as Teaching in the Early Years, this completely revised textbook reflects the changes which have occurred in ECE in the past few years it differs both in content and structure from its previous editions. The book looks at early childhood education as a unified field which encompasses the nursery school, preschool kindergarten, and primary years (ages 3-8). The book consists of three parts: a foundation for curriculum and teaching in the early years, a discussion of educational issues that impact early childhood teachers, and coverage of specific subject areas in the early childhood programs from preschool through primary grades. Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Curriculum courses.

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Bernard Spodek is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois.  He began in 1952 as an early childhood teacher in the New York City area.  He received his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. His research and scholarly interests are in the areas of curriculum, teaching, and teacher education in early childhood education. He was President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (1976-78) and is currently President of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association. Spodek was co-editor with Olivia N. Saracho of the "Yearbook in Early Childhood Education" Series (Teachers College Press). They are currently co-editors of the "Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education" Series (Information Age Publishers).Olivia N. Saracho is Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland. Her areas of scholarship include family literacy, cognitive style, teaching, and teacher education in early childhood education.  Dr. Saracho was co-editor of the "Yearbook in Early Childhood Education" Series (Teachers College Press). Currently she is co-editor of the "Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education" Series (Information Age Publishers). Dr. Saracho's most recent books are "Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education," "Studying Teachers in Early Childhood Settings, "and "Contemporary Perspectives on Language Policy and Literary Instruction in Early Childhood Education," co-edited with Bernard Spodek (Information Age Publishers).

University of Maryland at College Park.

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