Literary Works on Early Childhood Education
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This paper provides overviews of four books related to early childhood education: "Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World" by Hilda L. Jackman, "Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education: Challenges, Controversies, and Insights" by Joan Packer Isenberg, "Care and Education in Early Childhood: A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice" by Maureen O'Hanagan, and "Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Emerging Literacy" by Jeanne M. Machado. The paper also emphasizes that cross curriculum education, especially in the area of literacy, is extremely important because it allows children to develop their skills through the early application of many mediums.
From the Paper:" Another important resource by Maureen O'Hanagan is called "Care and Education in Early Childhood: A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice". This book presents a summary and criticism of modern educational theories. Key issues in early child development studies such as equal opportunities and children's rights are key issues that are examined. The key contribution of this book is that it explains how children learn and the learning difficulties that they may face. The process of child education is understanding the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and teaching to their strengths. The author contends that best way to help children with problem learning especially in the area of literacy is to entrench personal interest in the child to study and learn himself. This can be done most affectively by combining areas of weakness with areas of strength in order to allow the student to understand the importance of learning both. Thus by using a cross curriculum education, young children will gain a vested interest in learning to their weaknesses because they will want to increase their education in the areas they are strongest in. The implication is that cross curriculum education provides self-motivation and maintains a high level of interest for young children who do not have such interests naturally. This is perhaps the most important affect of using such a combined educational curriculum."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Jackman, H. L. (2000). Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World. Boston: Thomson Delmar Learning.
- Isenberg, J. P. (2003). Major Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education:Challenges, Controversies, and Insights. Seattle: Teachers College Press.
- O'Hanagan, M. (2003). Care and Education in Early Childhood: A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice. United Kingdom: Routledge (UK).
- Hart, C. H. (Ed.). (1997). Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Birth to Age Eight. New York: SUNY Press.
- Machado, J. M. (2002). Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Emerging Literacy. Boston: Thomson Delmar Learning.
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