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Making Meaning

Author : Marilyn Narey
ISBN : 9780387875392
Genre : Education
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Making Meaning is a synthesis of theory, research, and practice that explicitly presents art as a meaning making process. This book provokes readers to examine their current understandings of language, literacy and learning through the lens of the various arts-based perspectives offered in this volume; provides a starting point for constructing broader, multimodal views of what it might mean to “make meaning”; and underscores why understanding arts-based learning as a meaning-making process is especially critical to early childhood education in the face of narrowly-focused, test-driven curricular reforms. Each contributor integrates this theory and research with stories of how passionate teachers, teacher-educators, and pre-service teachers, along with administrators, artists, and professionals from a variety of fields have transcended disciplinary boundaries to engage the arts as a meaning-making process for young children and for themselves.

Multimodal Perspectives Of Language Literacy And Learning In Early Childhood

Author : Marilyn J. Narey
ISBN : 9783319442976
Genre : Education
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Our image-rich, media-dominated culture prompts critical thinking about how we educate young children. In response, this volume provides a rich and provocative synthesis of theory, research, and practice that pushes beyond monomodal constructs of teaching and learning. It is a book about bringing “sense” to 21st century early childhood education, with “sense” as related to modalities (sight, hearing), and “sense” in terms of making meaning. It reveals how multimodal perspectives emphasize the creative, transformative process of learning by broadening the modes for understanding and by encouraging critical analysis, problem solving, and decision-making. The volume’s explicit focus on children’s visual texts (“art”) facilitates understanding of multimodal approaches to language, literacy, and learning. Authentic examples feature diverse contexts, including classrooms, homes, museums, and intergenerational spaces, and illustrate children’s “sense-making” of life experiences such as birth, identity, environmental phenomena, immigration, social justice, and homelessness. This timely book provokes readers to examine understandings of language, literacy, and learning through a multimodal lens; provides a starting point for constructing broader, multimodal views of what it might mean to “make meaning;” and underscores the production and interpretation of visual texts as meaning making processes that are especially critical to early childhood education in the 21st century.

Leading Anti Bias Early Childhood Programs

Author : Louise Derman-Sparks
ISBN : 9780807773406
Genre : Education
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With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this book is both a stand-alone text and a perfect companion for Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. It emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program. With a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, strategies, and practical tools, Louise Derman-Sparks, renowned expert on anti-bias education, together with experienced early childhood directors Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo explain the structural and individual changes leaders must foster. Featuring the authors’ extensive experience in the field, supplemented with insights from other anti-bias educators, they build on and expand current thinking about best early childhood leadership practices. This is an essential resource for anti-bias education leaders engaged in change in the wide range of early childhood care and education settings. Book Features: The principles, guidelines, and strategies needed for school- and program-wide transformation. Activities for working with teachers and families to integrate an anti-bias approach. Strategies for supporting and strengthening the leader’s ability to initiate and sustain anti-bias education change, including resources to increase staff skills for implementing anti-bias education with children. Tools for assessing anti-bias education progress and managing mandated standards and assessments. “A concise and powerful message for anti-bias leaders in early childhood education everywhere. A truly inspired gift of lessons from the movement, for the movement.” —Carol Brunson Day, President of the Board, National Association for the Education of Young Children “If you are an educator wanting to see more equity and inclusiveness in the world, at times discouraged confused, or overwhelmed with how to manage the conflict that always emerges in the change process, you’ll find reassurance, resources, and strategic thinking to engage in this anti-bias work.” —Margie Carter, author, The Visionary Director, and international early childhood consultant "It is never too early to prepare children to deal effectively with issues of race, class, gender, family, and ability and equity. This book is a tool box for building early childhood programs that foster sentiments of justice and fairness in leaders, teachers, and young children, and help them to act on these values.” —Herbert Kohl, educator and bestselling author of The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching

Handbook Of Research On The Education Of Young Children

Author : Olivia N. Saracho
ISBN : 9781136897016
Genre : Education
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.

Nature Education With Young Children

Author : Daniel R. Meier
ISBN : 9781136154515
Genre : Education
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Nature Education with Young Children is a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. The book’s guiding conceptual framework is founded upon the integration of four key ideas for effective and transformative nature education: • The power and value of equity and access to nature education • Effective teaching encompasses child development domains and integrates ECE curriculum • Children learn best through inquiry-based and child-centered teaching • Powerful teaching is founded upon teacher inquiry and reflection. Implementing nature study is one critical way that educators can integrate more science learning across the ECE curriculum and do so in an active, discovery-based manner. Nature Education with Young Children strives for an American version of what the Reggio Emilia educators do so well: creating a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual investigations that occur in classrooms everywhere.

Using Multiliteracies And Multimodalities To Support Young Children S Learning

Author : Marie Charles
ISBN : 9781473905610
Genre : Education
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'This is a timely book that effectively challenges the current emphasis on a homogeneous approach to teaching, learning, and assessment in early literacy. It encourages us to engage with the real world complexity of young children's learning and offers a series of rich and detailed examples of this in practice.' - Sally Neaum,Teesside and Durham Universities, and Author of Beyond Early Reading Grounded in classroom practice, this practical book shows trainees and current teachers how to scaffold children's literacy using a creative and supportive approach. It offers teaching strategies for Multiliteracies (fiction, expository/instructions, poetry, recount) and Multimodalities (reading, writing, speaking, listening, performing, illustrating) and helps to develop a relationship between teacher and learner. Chapter topics include: socio-dramatic play collaboration guided group teaching strategies integration of genres. This clear and accessible book will be extremely valuable to students and practitioners on PGCE programmes, B.Eds, Masters, workshop and conference CPD, and advanced Teaching Assistant training. Marie Charles is a teacher, formative assessment researcher and consultant. Professor Bill Boyle was until recently Director of CFAS in the School of Education, University of Manchester. Both authors are regularly involved in school-based research across England and international teacher training programmes.

Educating Hearts And Minds

Author : Edward F. DeRoche
ISBN : 0761976906
Genre : Education
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Merge ideas from character education research with best practices in schools and districts. This second edtion provides an up-to-date and comprehensive framework.

Powerful Interactions

Author : Amy Laura Dombro
ISBN : 1928896723
Genre : Child development
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"A teacher interacts with the children all day long. It's how the warm and responsive relationships in which young children learn best are built. But interactions in which teachers intentionally promote learning can be few and far between. A “Powerful Interaction” may last only a few minutes, but in that time the teacher tunes out any distractions, tunes into the child, and then presents a learning experience tailored to that child at that moment. This book guides you through the three steps of a Powerful Interaction (Be Present, Connect, and Extend Learning) in a series of self-guided lessons enlivened with tips, hints, invitations to reflect, and vignettes. Whether you work in an child care center or home, Early Head Start or Head Start program, preschool or early primary classroom, you make a difference in the lives of children and families&—and Powerful Interactions can make that difference even bigger. "--Publisher.

Creating Meaning Through Literature And The Arts

Author : Claudia E. Cornett
ISBN : 0131718789
Genre : Art
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For pre-service and graduate level courses in Arts Integration, Art Methods, Music Education, Drama Education, Dance Education, and Literacy Block Courses. Are you looking to learn a new way to engage and motivate K-12 learners including those who are gifted, at-risk, or who have special needs? The new edition of this best selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy to include the arts (literature, drama, dance, and music) as a way to understand the world and express oneself. This research-based arts instruction provides teachers with a way to engage and motivate all learners, cultivate a positive classroom environment, and encourage life-long learning. Begin using arts-based instruction in your classroom immediately through an Arts Integration Blueprint comprised of 10 building blocks for arts-based instruction that includes collaborative unit planning, best arts-based teaching practices, and assessment for learning. Five Seed Strategy chapters provide a compendium of activities to use literature, art, music, drama, and dance as everyday teaching tools. literacy needed by classroom teachers (as outlined in the new INTASC standards). This is a must-have resource for teachers who want to use the arts to motivate students and enhance achievement.

Child And Adolescent Development In Your Classroom

Author : Christi Crosby Bergin
ISBN : 9781285965604
Genre : Education
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Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides future teachers with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for their classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. A strong emphasis on diversity among children is reflected throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping future teachers be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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