1st Edition

History of Early Childhood Education

ISBN 9780415893534
Published February 2, 2011 by Routledge
688 Pages

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Book Description

History of Early Childhood Education presents a thorough and elegant description of the history of early childhood education in the United States. This book of original research is a concise compendium of historical literature, combining history with the prominent and influential theoretical background of the time. Covering historical threads that reach from ancient Greece and Rome to the early childhood education programs of today, this in-depth and well-written volume captures the deep tradition and the creative knowledge base of early care and education. History of Early Childhood Education is an essential resource for every early childhood education scholar, student, and educator.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Beginnings of Early Childhood Education

Chapter 1: Antiquity

Chapter 2: European Roots

Chapter 3: The Industrial Revolution (1700-1850)

Chapter 4: Friedrich Wilhelm Froebel (1782-1852)

Chapter 5: Post Industrial Revolution (1870-1980)

Chapter 6: Montessori (1870-1952)

Part II: Early Childhood Education in the United States

Chapter 7: European Settlement

Chapter 8: American Educational Reformers

Chapter 9: The Kindergarten Movement

Chapter 10: The Nursery School Movement

Chapter 11: Day Nurseries to Day Car to Child Care to Quality 2000

Chapter 12: Federal Government Involvement (1900-1950)

Chapter 13: Federal Government Involvement in the 1960's and Beyond

Part III: Diverse Populations

Chapter 14: Native American

Chapter 15: Black Americans

Chapter 16: Asian Americans

Chapter 17: Hispanic Americans

Chapter 18: Biligualism

Chapter 19: Recent Influences from Overseas

Part IV: Professional Organizations and Conclusions

Chapter 20: Professional Orgainizations and Their Programs

Chapter 21: Conclusions

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