Introduction to Early Childhood EducationEquity and Inclusion (with MyEducationLab)
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Equity and Inclusion
Takes a Blended Early Childhood General/Special Education Approach
- Offers a broad overview of the field of early childhood education, with a focus on teaching each and every child.
- Weaves the needs of diverse learners throughout the text, as opposed to isolating content in chapter inserts or a separate chapter.
- Uniquely emphasizes access for children, families, and professionals to the field of early childhood education and provides strategies supporting equity and success. See also “Issues of Access and Equity” on pages XX, XX, and XXX.
Brings the Field to Life Through Extensive Examples
- “Teaching and Learning Connections” boxes offer applicable and straightforward strategies for chapter content. See pages XX, XX, and XX.
- Vignettes and case studies highlight chapter material in a natural context, helping students visualize what they’re learning.
- MyEducationLab, a rich and integrated online experience, provides students a view into real classrooms when they watch videos and answer assignable questions to assess their understanding of chapter content and build skills they will need as teachers.
Helps Students Put Theory into Practice
- Draws strong connections among theory, curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment and emphasizes the intentional curriculum.
Supports Professional Development
- Discusses diverse types and levels of professional experiences.
- Ties end-of-chapter material to NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation, CEC/DEC Personnel Standards for Early Education and Early Intervention, and NAEYC and DEC Codes of Ethical Conduct.
- Presents issues and strategies to support professional development over time, including development of a philosophy of education and a portfolio.
Johnna Darragh has taught courses at the associate through master’s degree level. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Heartland Community College and the liaison to Heartland’s inclusive Child Development Lab and Learning Center. She is a member of the Illinois Professional Development Leadership Team and she is also the state liaison for the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion.
Unlike most other texts for Introduction to Early Childhood Education on the market, this one gives foundational coverage of the field, while also incorporating coverage of diverse learners and the importance of access to education and services throughout. The author focuses on the complementary needs of families, children, and professionals in nearly every chapter. The book is structured to support needed professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to ensure equity and accountability for success while also supporting children’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the curriculum.
1 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
2 An Overview of Early Childhood History and Philosophies
3 Universal Design for Early Childhood Education
4 From Theory and Philosophy to Rationale for UDECE
5 Supporting Access for Children: High Quality Early Childhood Education for All
6 Supporting Access for Families: Creating an Essential Partnership
7 Supporting Access for Professionals: The Professionalization of the Field
8 From Theory to Classroom: Standards, Curricular Models and Approaches
9 Planning Through Authentic Assessment
10 Implementing Curriculum: Social and Emotional Development as the Core
11 Implementing Curriculum: The Learning Environment as the Third Teacher
12 Implementing Curriculum: Effective Teaching Practices
13 Whole Program Planning and Assessment
14 Ensuring Accountability for Equity and Success15 Moving Forward: Professional Responsibilities Shaping the Field and the Future
- Focuses on the complementary needs of children, families, and professionals as opposed to a topic based approach–the needs of these three groups are embedded throughout the text.
- Gives theory and application strategies for children, families, and professionals within each chapter.
- Highlights access for children, families, and professionals and strategies supportive of equity, accountability, and success.
- Incorporates Issues of Access and Equity feature in each chapter–focuses on the issues of the day that impact the success and equity of children.
- Embeds Teaching and Learning Connections within each chapter to support student application of material.
- Spotlights specific practices students can use within their classroom to complement and extend presented course materials.
- Ties in the content of the text to the NAEYC and DEC standards through multiple box features called Supporting Diversity Applications for the following topics:
- Observation and Assessment: Provides observations and assessment activities directly tied to text chapters supportive of student knowledge and skills.
- Teaching and Learning: Supports knowledge skills, and dispositions in the area of teaching practices that support children’s development and learning.
- From Theory to Field: Supports student application of early childhood theory to practices within the field.
- From Field To Professional: Tied to the NAEYC code of ethics, this feature serves as a model for reflection and resolve on ethical dilemmas as a current or future professional.
- Connects chapter materials to the NAEYC’s accreditation standards with a box feature, Spotlight on Accreditation.
- Includes two separate chapters on assessment--supporting individual, professional, and whole program assessment practices.
- Gives extensive coverage (five chapters) on the intentional curriculum--Preparing professionals for effective curricular assessment, planning, and implementation.
- Includes assessment, curricular models, supporting social and emotional development as the core of the curriculum, teaching practices, and program based assessment.
- Each of these chapters begins with the Standards at the Forefront feature.
- Covers the curricular needs of children age birth through eight years.
- Provides ongoing presentation of professional development issues and strategies to support professional development over time.
- Includes end of chapter activities that support appropriate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
- Provides extensive examples and chapter vignettes--bringing the field to life and creating meaningful connections.
- Presents materials in a way that supports scaffolded learning for both new and more seasoned professionals.
- Uses pictures and figures to demonstrate key assessment, planning, and implementation strategies.
- Focuses on children’s developmental strengths–with extensive developmental information presented through knowledge of red flags.
- Ends Chapters 5-13 with a case study–profiling either an infant/toddler, preschool, kindergarten, or primary grade classroom. Tied specifically to the content in the chapter.
- Exemplifies the materials presented and provides students with real-world examples.
Benefits to Faculty Members
- Structures the text to reflect diverse levels of professional experiences and needs.
- Focuses on connecting theory, planning, implementation, and assessments through both the structure of the text and the presentation of materials.
- Supplies chapter activities that complement student development and learning.
- Includes a DVD that exemplifies key content.
- Provides extensive supplemental materials, including instructor syllabi--Supportive of integration of course materials into the classroom environment
- Supports individual course creation through extensive online learning materials.
- MyEducationLab! To package this text with the course-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0-136-10107-0
Johnna Darragh has taught courses at the associate through master’s degree level. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Heartland Community College and the liaison to Heartland’s inclusive Child Development Lab and Learning Center. She is a member of the Illinois Professional Development Leadership Team and she is also the state liaison for the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. She is also a parent of two children with disabilities.