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Talking And Doing Science In The Early Years

Author : Sue Dale Tunnicliffe
ISBN : 9781136587504
Genre : Education
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Young children are intuitive, emergent scientists - they observe, raise hypotheses, experiment and notice patterns. Most of our everyday actions at home and in other settings, inside and outside, have a scientific basis and it is through these early experiences that children formulate their ideas about the world in which we live. This accessible book introduces the simplest form of the principles and the big ideas of science and provides a starting point for encouraging children to have an interest and experiential understanding of basic science and engineering. It shows you how you can support young children in exploring everyday phenomena and develop their scientific language skills through readily available resources and hands-on experiences. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of science and includes: a summary of the ‘big ideas’ to refresh your own scientific knowledge; numerous activities that encourage young children to observe, question and carry out their own investigations; a usefil list of everyday resources and relevant vocabulary. Providing a wealth of exciting, meaningful ways to promote scientific experiences and learning, this highly practical book will help you to build on children’s natural curiosity about the world and develop their understanding through your everyday provision in early years settings and at home.

Early Childhood Curriculum For All Learners

Author : Ann M. Selmi
ISBN : 9781483322551
Genre : Education
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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

A Practical Guide To Gender Diversity And Sexuality In Early Years

Author : Deborah Price
ISBN : 9781784505943
Genre : Psychology
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Aiding discussion of gender diversity and sexuality with very young children, this practical guide helps practitioners explore these themes in early years settings. Promoting and extending current good practice, the book offers advice and activities that will support children in discovering their identity and also demonstrates how to work with parents. This guide presents a background to gender theory alongside examples and case studies, showing that activities and settings can work together for children to recognise their full potential in a supportive environment. This book addresses a wide variety of topics such as staff training and team management, how to support and promote men working in childcare, transgender issues and ways practice can be challenged, to give those working with young children a great foundation for teaching about diversity. Proposing aims that early years practitioners can work towards and providing practical ideas to take directly in to the workplace, this hands-on guide sets out to create and encourage outstanding practice for all professionals teaching young children.

Play To Talk

Author : James David MacDonald
ISBN : 0978832027
Genre : Language disorders in children
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Linguistically Appropriate Practice

Author : Roma Chumak-Horbatsch
ISBN : 9781442603820
Genre : Education
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This path-breaking book provides a convincing argument for the importance of children's home languages and the benefits of dual- and multi-language learning. A new classroom practice known as Linguistically Appropriate Practice (LAP) offers guidance for those working with young children who arrive in childcare centres and schools with little or no proficiency in the classroom language. Linguistically Appropriate Practice details over fifty classroom activities that can be adapted to match both the developmental level of the children and the classroom curriculum. Intended for childcare staff, health care providers, settlement workers, speech and language pathologists, kindergarten and primary grade teachers, family resource workers, and literacy specialists, this book is an essential resource for preparing young children for the complex communication and literacy demands of the twenty-first century.

Evidence Based Policy

Author : Nancy Cartwright
ISBN : 9780199986705
Genre : Political Science
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Over the last twenty or so years, it has become standard to require policy makers to base their recommendations on evidence. That is now uncontroversial to the point of triviality--of course, policy should be based on the facts. But are the methods that policy makers rely on to gather and analyze evidence the right ones? In Evidence-Based Policy, Nancy Cartwright, an eminent scholar, and Jeremy Hardie, who has had a long and successful career in both business and the economy, explain that the dominant methods which are in use now--broadly speaking, methods that imitate standard practices in medicine like randomized control trials--do not work. They fail, Cartwright and Hardie contend, because they do not enhance our ability to predict if policies will be effective. The prevailing methods fall short not just because social science, which operates within the domain of real-world politics and deals with people, differs so much from the natural science milieu of the lab. Rather, there are principled reasons why the advice for crafting and implementing policy now on offer will lead to bad results. Current guides in use tend to rank scientific methods according to the degree of trustworthiness of the evidence they produce. That is valuable in certain respects, but such approaches offer little advice about how to think about putting such evidence to use. Evidence-Based Policy focuses on showing policymakers how to effectively use evidence, explaining what types of information are most necessary for making reliable policy, and offers lessons on how to organize that information.

Preschool Pathways To Science

Author : Rochel Gelman
ISBN : 1598570447
Genre : Education
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Science for preschoolers! Enhance your curriculum with this fun and research-based guidebook, perfect for meeting state early learning guidelines in science and helping preschoolers develop the basics of scientific thinking.

A Practical Guide To Early Childhood Curriculum

Author : Claudia Fuhriman Eliason
ISBN : 0132193779
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 42 MB
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We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.

Early Childhood Curriculum Resource Handbook

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00283389K
Genre : Curriculum planning
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A Practical Guide To Early Childhood Planning Methods And Materials

Author : Evelyn A. Petersen
ISBN : 0205174043
Genre : Early childhood education
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Aims to help pre-service and inservice teachers to put early childhood theories and information into practice. This book covers such topics as how to plan and document individualized teaching and creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans. It is useful to those working with young children.

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