Using play as the method against which all others are compared, this book presents the strengths and weaknesses of different models of teaching, examines various methods of guiding young children's behavior, and shows how to create and maintain a positive learning environment. Finally, it discusses how to work as a team member in ECE settings.
"Slentz and Krogh have written an insightful text that offers the reader a blend of theory, research, and practical applications. This book, written for undergraduates and graduate students of early childhood education, is one of a four-part module that could be used in varying combinations. This particular volume explores play, instruction, discipline, environments, and family involvement…All of the chapters provide the reader with a multitude of significant references, examples, and resources. Extended learning suggestions support the objectives for the chapters and offer truly enriched opportunites…Teacher educators will find this book appropriate for preservice and inservice teachers in an array of higher education situations and specialties, including early intervention, certified teaching, and program administration."
Contents: Preface. Playing to Learn--Learning to Play. Teaching and Learning. Guiding Children's Behavior. Environments for Learning. Working With Other Adults: Partnerships and Collaborations.