This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of early childhood care and education throughout the world. It features the work of over 20 experts who examine 12 different countries with various types of early childhood programs.
Table of Contents
1. Looking at Early Childhood Programs from a Global Perspective.- Part 1: Background.- 2. Cross-Cultural Collaboration Research to Improve Early Childhood Education.- Part 2: School Environments.- 3. From Montessori to Culturally Relevant Schools Under the Trees in Kenya.- 4. Preschool Environments in Rural West Africa.- 5. Kindergarten Environments in Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Modena, and Parma, Italy.- Part 3: Curriculum Content and Pedagogy.- 6. Kindergartens in Russia’s Far East: The Effect of Climate.- 7. Preserving Cultural Heritage in Korea.- Part 4: Children with Special Needs.- 8. International Perspectives on Services for Young Children with Special Needs.- 9. New Visions for Preschool Inclusive Education in Mexico.- 10. Early Childhood Special Education in China: Advocacy and Practice.- Part 5: The Early Childhood Educator.- 11. Administrators, Teachers, and Nineras: Professional Partnerships for Quality in Guatemala.- 12. Early Childhood Teachers in Slovakia.- 13. Teachers of Dual Language Children in China.- Part 6: Family, School and Community Partnerships.- 14. Family and Village Partnerships in Rural Schools in Senegal.- 15. Weaving Relationships between Preschools, Families, and Communities: the Nurturing Connections to the Reggio Emilia Region of Italy.- 16. Conclusion.- Index.