Educating the Young Child

World Class Initiatives and Practices in Early Education

Moving Forward in a Global Age

Editors: Boyle Swiniarski, Louise (Ed.)

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  • Gives a global perspective of early education practices for children living in the global village
  • Offers practical and tested international models, case studies and approaches to consider for adaptation
  • Guides parents, teachers, community leaders on meeting educational, cultural, and social needs of young children as citizens of the world
  • Identifies resources and how to implement them to meet diverse needs in early childhood settings
  • Combines theory and practice with a research base which is current
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This book offers current international initiatives, developed for working with children from “Birth to Eight” by a diverse group of noted professional authors. Their readings present an overview of early education as it evolved from the Froebelian kindergarten to today’s practices in various Early Education settings around the globe. The international voices of the authors represent a balanced perspective of happenings in various nations and lend a conversational approach to each chapter. The chapters analyze the Universal Preschool Education movement promoted by various countries, states, and agencies; examine model curriculum programs in a variety of teaching/learning settings; and identify directions the community can take in promoting effective early education programs. Particular attention is given to key issues and concerns faced by practitioners and families world-wide. Studies reveal successful approaches to bilingual education in a Chilean kindergarten, research findings on gender differences in primary school girls for learning science in Wales, literacy development strategies for teaching in UK multicultural classrooms and childhood centres, the process of integration special education with early childhood practices in China, and exemplars of community outreach to improve the well being of children through advocacy for governmental changes in early education policies and professional development. This book is for everyone interested in the well being of young children moving forward in a global age to meet the challenges of early citizenship in their world.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Evolution of Universal Preschool Education in a Global Age

    Pages 3-19

    Swiniarski, Louise Boyle

  • Climbing the Mountains: The Journey to Quality Prekindergarten in Tennessee

    Pages 21-31

    Isbell, Rebecca

  • Florida’s Voluntary Universal Prekindergarten: A Citizen’s Initiative Meets Political and Policy Realities

    Pages 33-52

    Hartle, Lynn (et al.)

  • Opening Doors in Northern Chile: The International School of Arica

    Pages 55-66

    Pierce, Michelle

  • Identity, Materials, and Pedagogy: Girls in Primary Science Classrooms in Wales

    Pages 67-80

    Cervoni, Cleti

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7853-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0292-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
World Class Initiatives and Practices in Early Education
Book Subtitle
Moving Forward in a Global Age
Editors
  • Louise Boyle Swiniarski
Series Title
Educating the Young Child
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7853-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7853-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7852-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0292-6
Series ISSN
2543-0610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 193
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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