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Handbook of Research-Based Practice in Early Education

Handbook of Research-Based Practice in Early Education

by D. Ray Reutzel PhD
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Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462519255
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/09/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

D. Ray Reutzel, PhD, is the Emma Eccles Jones Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Literacy Research Association (2012-2015) and is a past president of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers and a past board member of the International Reading Association (IRA). A member of the Reading Hall of Fame, Dr. Reutzel received the John C. Manning Public School Service Award from the IRA. He has published more than 200 research reports, articles, book chapters, and books.

Table of Contents

I. All Stakeholders on Deck
1. How We Can Change the Odds for Children At Risk: Principles for Effective Leadership in Early Childhood, Susan B. Neuman
2. Every Teacher Learning: Professional Development Design in P-3 Literacy Practice, Kathleen A. Roskos
3. The Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers: Fundamental Components of a Teacher Education Program, Olivia N. Saracho
4. Involving Parents and Community Members: Coming Together for Children, Douglas R. Powell
5. Advocacy for Young Children: Engaging with Policymakers and the Politically Powerful, Judith E. Kieff
II. One Size Doesn’t Fit All
6. Designing and Managing Effective Early Childhood Classroom Environments, D. Ray Reutzel and Cindy D. Jones
7. Learning through Play, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Samantha B. Berkule, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Kellyanne M. Healey, and Carolyn Brockmeyer Cates
8. Differentiating Instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia B. Imbeau
9. Teaching Young English Learners, Claude Goldenberg, Judy Hicks, and Ira Lit
10. Timely Support for Struggling Learners: Response to Intervention, Amanda C. Miller, Jessica R. Toste, Douglas Fuchs, and Lynn S. Fuchs
11. Digital Reading and Writing: Pedagogy for the Digital Child, Linda D. Labbo and Silvia Noguerón-Liu
12. Motivating and Engaging Children in Early Childhood Settings, M. Deanna Ramey and Linda B. Gambrell
III. Effective Teaching Standards, Curricula, and Assessment
13. Common Core State Standards: Educating Young Children for Global Excellence, Timothy Shanahan
14. Effective Programs of Instruction for All Students, Michael McKenna and Sharon Walpole
15. Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning, Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki
16. Assessing Young Children’s Learning, Ruth Alfaro Piker and Abigail M. Jewkes
17. Assessing the Effectiveness of Environments and Instruction in Early Childhood Settings, Bridget E. Hatfield and Robert C. Pianta
IV. Effective Instruction Across the Curriculum
18. Promoting Physical Literacy and Activity in Young Children, Jacqueline D. Goodway, John C. Ozmun, Shannon T. Dieringer, and Jihyun Lee
19. No Fine Art Left Behind: Creative and Expressive Education, Sylvia Munsen
20. Instructional Design That Leads to the Development of Young Scientists, Susan A. Kirch
21. Solving Problems: Mathematics for Young Children, Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama
22. Read Me a Story: Reaping the Benefits of Reading for Young Children, Lea M. McGee
23. How Do You Write?: Writing for Young Children, Steven Graham and Karen R. Harris
24. Learning to Work It Out: Social Education for Young Students, Linda F. Levstik
25. Talk It Out: Building Oral Language, Christina Yeager Pelatti, Mary Beth Schmitt, and Laura M. Justice


Teacher educators and researchers in early education, early literacy, child development, and special education; school and child care administrators; professional development providers, coaches, and teachers in PreK-3. May serve as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

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