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Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders: How Parents and Educators Can Influence and Guide the Learning Process (Hardback)
  • Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders: How Parents and Educators Can Influence and Guide the Learning Process (Hardback)

Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders: How Parents and Educators Can Influence and Guide the Learning Process (Hardback)

Hardback 136 Pages / Published: 11/12/2013
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Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders is for parents, teachers, caregivers, directors, educators, administrators and all who work with children to encourage learning. This book has examples of effective practices in early childhood education from different countries worldwide. This book will emphasize the different ways that adults can make difference in the lives of children so that today's children will be well nurtured and will become effective citizens in future. The structure of the book is adapted to the new Early Childhood Common Core. The book has case studies, illustrations, pictures, and tables to help the readers. Each chapter will also have a summary at the end with discussion questions.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475802481
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 237 x 151 x 15 mm

In Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leader, Dr. Guha reminds readers of the tremendous potential of young children to learn, and affirms 'developmentally appropriate' ways to assist them to develop cognitive, social, and emotional competencies. Specifically, she highlights the ways caretakers can engage, motivate, and support children to acquire and practice evolving skills and understandings, and nurture their sense of responsibility and ownership for learning. Dr. Guha's practical and explicit recommendations are refreshing to read, and easy to implement, modify, or extend. She has provided future directions for teaching and learning in the early years. -- Joanne Robertson-Eletto, school of education, graduate, literacy program
Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders: How Parents and Educators Can Influence and Guide the Learning Process helps readers to understand how children learn and to inspire the love of learning. Guha's work explores the complicated learning processes that children advance through at home and in school. Her extensive knowledge of pedagogy is evident in the practical advice she provides and her application of learning theory to day-to-day education scenarios. This text is a solid reference source for anyone who works with children. -- Janet Caraisco, Ed.D., principal, New York City Department of Education
Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders: How Parents and Educators Can Influence and Guide the Learning Process is a text that is both succinct and readable, combining research and theory with concrete practice. The book exposes readers to a variety of topics in the field of early childhood and provides worldwide examples and fresh ideas to substantiate each. -- Carrie Whaley, Ed.D., professor of education, Union University, president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
Ms. Guha's book reminds us all that standards alone will not improve the educational and developmental gains of our children. We must leverage student achievement with a focused understanding of how children grow and learn in healthy and nurturing environments that foster personal growth, individual learning and relationships. In a market saturated with guidance on outcomes based achievement, Ms. Guha's book offers a refreshing focus on the substantive process of educating our children. She offers detailed guidance to both families and schools. In our steadfast desire to raise student achievement, we must remember that the world of tomorrow demands that our children be college and career ready and also prepared with a keen understanding of themselves, their learning and their relationships with those around them. This book offers a practical approach to practitioner and parent alike in supporting such learning environments and opportunities. -- Eric Contreras, assistant superintendent, former high school principal, NYC Department of Education
A good early childhood experience contributes immeasurably to helping children become responsible adults who care about and show concern for others. In this practical and inspirational guide, the author explains the major theories and developmental topics on which sound early childhood principles and practices are based. The book contains clear and concise research findings and examples of sensitive and supportive advice for those who teach and care for children. -- Cathleen S. Soundy, professor, Early Childhood Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
In this timely addition to recent work on the teaching and learning of children, Dr. Smita Guha, reminds us that for all children to grow into empathetic, creative, responsible, life-long learners, we adults - as teachers, parents, and community - must lead the way. Dr. Guha helps us, throughout this thoughtful book, with real strategies and ideas, to nurture our youth to become tomorrow's leaders! -- Brett Elizabeth Blake, Ph.D., professor at St. John's University in Queens, co-author of "Teaching All Children to Read"
Dr. Guha offers significant insight into the key elements that, when combined, can greatly influence the future trajectory for young people. It is a solid and foundational text that can be a beneficial resource for classroom educators and administrators alike. -- Randolph A. Ford, principal, The Abigail Adams School, New York

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