Educating the Young Child

Enduring Bonds

The Significance of Interpersonal Relationships in Young Children's Lives

Editors: Renck Jalongo, Mary (Ed.)

  • Reasserts the significance of the human element in the experiences of young children and their families
  • Addresses the conflict between philosophy and reality faced by many contemporary early childhood educators to emphasize the cognitive domain at the expense of socio-emotional considerations
  • Unique in its focus on the influence of interpersonal relationships and human interaction as the foundation for young children’s development and learning
  • Represents a call for more balanced perspectives on what it means to teach and learn with young children from birth through age eight
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About this book

Young children are social beings. They grow and develop in diverse social and environmental contexts that profoundly affect who they are and what they will become. In this, the first volume of Springer’s Educating the Young Child: Advances in Theory and Research, Implications for Practice, a group of distinguished authors examine an array of interpersonal relationships that are formative in shaping childhood: bonds with adult family members, ties with siblings, interaction with peer groups, and connections with caregivers, teachers, administrators, and service providers.

The socio-emotional development of young children has been a significant area of study for decades and early childhood is widely recognized not only as the period during which affective development originates but also as the phase in which the future course of life is set into motion. As life’s pace and complexity continues to increase, expectations for children’s abilities to control themselves and interact effectively with diverse individuals and groups continue to grow. This, the first volume in a series of edited books designed to synthesize research, theory, and practice, will focus on key interpersonal relationships affecting the young child. A distinguished group of authors will examine a wide array of relationships that affect the child today and influence the adult tomorrow—important bonds such as those between caregivers and infants; among siblings; between literate adults and the language-learning child; between the homeless and those providing support services, between principals and young students; and between recently immigrated preschoolers, teachers, and families, to name a few.

About the authors

Mary Renck Jalongo is a teacher, writer and editor. As a classroom teacher, she taught preschool, first grade and second grade, worked with children and families of migrant farm workers, and taught in the laboratory preschool at the University of Toledo. Currently she is a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned the university-wide award for outstanding teaching and is the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction. As a writer, Dr. Jalongo has authored and edited more than 25 books, many of them textbooks in the field of early childhood education, such as Early Childhood Language Arts (4th ed. Allyn & Bacon) and Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning (4th ed. Merrill/Prentice Hall), Exploring Your Role: An Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3rd ed., Merrill/Prentice Hall) and Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights (2nd ed. Teachers College Press). Recent publications include the second edition of a book for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Young Children and Picture Books; a Teachers College Press book, Planning for Learning: Collaborative Approaches to Lesson Design and Review; and an edited book for the Association for Childhood Education International, The World’s Children and Their Companion Animals: Developmental and Educational Significance of the Child/Pet Bond. Additionally, she has earned three national awards for excellence in writing and numerous teaching awards. Dr. Jalongo has been the editor-in-chief of the Springer international publication, Early Childhood Education Journal, for twelve years.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Young Child and Social Relationships in Developing Countries

    Wortham, Sue C.

    Pages 7-22

  • Parental and Educator Perspectives on Young Children’s Acquisition of Self-Regulatory Skills

    Boyer, Wanda

    Pages 23-37

  • Early Language Development and Adult/Child Relationships

    Roseman, Marilyn

    Pages 39-54

  • Challenging the Stereotypes of Mexican American Fathers

    Saracho, Olivia N. (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

  • Brothers and Sisters

    Jalongo, Mary Renck (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-74525-1
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-74524-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-75937-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enduring Bonds
Book Subtitle
The Significance of Interpersonal Relationships in Young Children's Lives
Editors
  • Mary Renck Jalongo
Series Title
Educating the Young Child
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74525-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74525-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74524-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-75937-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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