ISBN-10:
1442207442
ISBN-13:
9781442207448
Pub. Date:
01/16/2011
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 2

Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

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: 9781442207448
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2011
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Preface vii

1 Early Childhood: An Area of Study 1

2 Historical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education 51

3 Assessment in Early Childhood 65

4 Theoretical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education 91

5 How We Know 115

6 Public Policy 127

7 Developing Literacy in Early Childhood 139

8 Play 149

9 Critical Race Theory in Early Childhood Education 167

10 The Future of Early Childhood Education 187

Glossary 199

References 207

Subject Index 225

Name Index 229

About the Author 233

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