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Theories of Early Childhood Education

Developmental, Behaviorist, and Critical, 1st Edition

Edited by Lynn E. Cohen, Sandra Waite-Stupiansky

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196 pages

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Description

Theories of Early Childhood Education provides a comprehensive introduction to the various theoretical perspectives influential in early childhood education, from developmental psychology to critical studies, Piaget to Freire. Expert chapter authors examine assumptions underpinning the use of theory in the early years and concisely explore the implications of these questions for policy and practice. Every chapter includes applications to practice that will assist students and professionals in seeing the relevance of the theoretical perspective for their teaching.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Jean Piaget’s Constructivist Theory of Learning

Chapter 2 – Maria Montessori: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Chapter 3 – The Eriksons’ Psychosocial Developmental Theory

Chapter 4 – The Importance of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory for Early Childhood

Education

Chapter 5 – Vygotskian and post-Vygotskian Approach: Focusing on "the Future Child"

Chapter 6 – The Educaring Approach of Magda Gerber

Chapter 7 – T. B. Brazelton’s Developmental Approach to Learning

Chapter 8 – The Work of B.F. Skinner: Effective Practices within Early Childhood

Settings

Chapter 9 – Ole Ivar Lovaas: A Legacy of Learning for Children with Disabilities

Chapter 10Mikhail Bakhtin: Dialogic Language and the Early Years

Chapter 11 – Educative Experiences in Early Childhood: Lessons from Dewey

Chapter 12 – The Whole World is a Chorus: Paulo Freire’s Influence

Chapter 13 – Working with Deleuze and Guattari in Early Childhood Research and

Education

About the Editors

Lynn E. Cohen is Professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University, USA.

Sandra Waite-Stupiansky is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education and Reading at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU003000
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDU051000
EDUCATION / Learning Styles