Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood by Ann Miles Gordon

By Ann Miles Gordon

The first power of BEGINNINGS AND past, eighth version, is its mixture of simplicity and intensity. In a transparent and easy-to-understand sort, the book's 5 sections lay out simple questions any scholar of early early life schooling would wish responded. even as, the chapters current key innovations, the most recent examine, and sensible examples in order that questions are completely responded. insurance of the present Developmentally acceptable Practices (DAP) are woven through the textual content and highlighted by way of new margin icons and DAP footnotes for simple reference. range and improvement also are built-in through the textual content, allowing readers to appreciate that problems with age, gender, race/ethnicity, skill, and family members are a part of each element of educating and studying. each bankruptcy has a piece of writing via an educator that highlights a proper subject, displaying scholars of early youth schooling that there are lots of authoritative and skilled voices to profit from, either from the earlier and current. ultimately, via its tone, a number of visuals, and thoroughly crafted pedagogy, the booklet is available to and respectful of readers with various skills and studying types.

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Locke Orbis Pictus, by John Comenius, is considered the first picture book written for children. An English philosopher of the 1600s, John Locke (1632– 1714) is considered to be the founder of modern educational philosophy. He based his theory of education on the scientific method and the study of the mind and learning. Locke theorized the concept of tabula rasa, the belief that the child is born neutral, rather than evil, and is a “clean slate” on which the experiences of parents, society, education, and the world are written.

Children were important as economic tools, and they worked the land and were apprenticed into trades early. In the South, it was a different story. Plantation owners imported tutors from England or opened small private schools to teach just their sons to read and write. Although the reasons were different from those in New England, the results were similar: a very high percentage of adult readers. From these came the leaders of the American Revolution and the new nation. History can provide us with reminders of the strides that have been made in American history and that the challenge of overcoming bias and unequal access continues.

The Kaiser experience has never been equaled, either in the universal quality of care or in the variety of services. However, it left us a legacy, which Hymes has stressed ever since (in Dickerson, 1992): “It is no great trick to have an excellent child care program. ” The model Kaiser Child Care Centers provided for child care remains exemplary. … The centers were to have three distinctive qualities. One, they were to be located not out in the community but right at the entrance to the two Equality in Education Genevieve Naylor/CORBIS Kaiser Shipyard operated a model child care center during World War II.

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