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Educating the Young Child

Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood

Editors: Renck Jalongo, Mary (Ed.)

  • Shows how infusing humane education into the curriculum teaches children to be kind
  • Offers ideas to support the goal of promoting positive behavior in the very young
  • One of the first books to show what humane education in early childhood looks like in classrooms, teacher preparation and in the community
  • Gathers together the interdisciplinary perspectives of professionals dedicated to the care and education of the very young
  • Shows how the concept of humane education emphasizes both cognitive and affective goals 
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About this book

In response to highly publicized incidents of school violence, educators across the United States and in many other nations are seeking effective ways to prevent and modify aggressive and anti-social behaviors in students. One of the major recommendations of the research is that efforts to prevent cruelty need to begin early, during the early childhood years of birth through age eight.

The focus of Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood is guiding young children to accept responsibility for and to be kind in their interactions with fellow human beings, animals and the environment. Although humane education is a relatively new concept in the field of early childhood education, professionals in the field are very familiar with many of the related concepts, including: promoting positive interpersonal interactions, teaching children the skills of self-regulation, giving children experience in caring for living things and protecting the environment. This edited volume is an interdisciplinary compendium of professional wisdom gathered from experts in the fields of education, child development, science, psychology, sociology and humane organizations. As the book amply documents, the concept of humane education is powerful, integrative, timely and appropriate in work with young children.

Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood shows how it is possible for adults dedicated to the care and education of young children to balance attention to the cognitive and affective realms and, in so doing, to elevate the overall quality of early childhood programs for children, families and communities.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Humane Education and the Development of Empathy in Early Childhood: Definitions, Rationale, and Outcomes

    Jalongo, Mary Renck

    Pages 3-21

  • Short-Term Interventions That Accomplish Humane Education Goals: An International Review of the Research Literature

    Aguirre, Virginio (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

  • Using Interactions Between Children and Companion Animals to Build Skills in Self-Regulation and Emotion Regulation

    Boyer, Wanda

    Pages 33-47

  • Teaching Preservice Early Childhood Educators About Humane Education

    Szecsi, Tunde

    Pages 49-65

  • Humane Education and Education for Sustainable Development: Initiatives with Common Goals

    Stants, Nicole B.

    Pages 67-73

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6922-9
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9621-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood
Editors
  • Mary Renck Jalongo
Series Title
Educating the Young Child
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6922-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6922-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6921-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9621-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
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