Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

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Merrill, 1999 - Education - 634 pages
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This comprehensive text brings together the best information currently available for developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years. It is designed for current and future early childhood professionals working in formal group settings with young children ranging in age from three to eight. The text also creates a bridge between the worlds of child care and early education, as well as between preprimary and primary programs. The effective ideas presented are designed to give readers a cohesive view of the what, why, and how of developmentally appropriate practices. Each chapter addresses principles of age-appropriateness, individual appropriateness, and social and cultural appropriateness.

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Alice Phipps Whiren is a professor in the Department of Family and Child Ecology, College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University. Anne K. Soderman is currently Professor of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University. Marjorie J. Kostelnik is Dean of the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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