How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 1310 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 43 mm
"This handbook fills a unique niche by bringing together the best of developmental science with the best of early education. By taking a biopsychosocial approach, it provides the reader with the latest science relevant to early education. The benefits of this information are amplified by educators proposing specific recommendations for the translation of developmental research into more effective educational practice during the preschool and early school years."--Arnold J. Sameroff, PhD, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
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