Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice

Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice

by Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. From birth to age eight, when children become integrated into society through their education at school and at home, Early Childhood Education examines the education of this age group from its historical beginnings to the theories used then and today. The writings and research of philosophers such as Locke, psychologists such as Freud, and pioneers of early childhood education such as Frobel, are covered in this concise text. With lucid and engaging prose, Morgan delineates the beginnings of early childhood education and how it has become an important field of study in education today. This edition has been updated to include recent research and how current practices and culture affect the field today. Also included in this second edition is a new chapter about critical race theory and its implications on early childhood education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442207455
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Harry Morgan teaches child development, learning theory, and research at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. An early advocate of early childhood education, his experiences include teaching at Bank Street College in New York City, and professorships at Ohio University and Syracuse University. He is a graduate of New York University, The University of Massachusetts, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

1 Preface
2 Chapter 1: Early Childhood: An Area of Study
3 Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
4 Chapter 3: Assessment in Early Childhood
5 Chapter 4 : Theoretical Perspectives of Early Childhood Education
6 Chapter 5: How We Know
7 Chapter 6: Public Policy
8 Chapter 7: Developing Literacy in Early Childhood
9 Chapter 8: Play
10 Chapter 9: Critical Race Theory in Early Childhood Education
11 Chapter 10: The Future of Early Childhood Education
12 Glossary
13 Bibliography
14 Subject Index
15 Name Index
16 About the Author

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