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

By Ann Miles Gordon

The first power of BEGINNINGS AND past, eighth variation, is its mix of simplicity and intensity. In a transparent and easy-to-understand type, the book's 5 sections lay out uncomplicated questions any scholar of early youth schooling would wish responded. even as, the chapters current key ideas, the newest examine, and useful examples in order that questions are completely spoke back. assurance of the present Developmentally applicable Practices (DAP) are woven during the textual content and highlighted by way of new margin icons and DAP footnotes for simple reference. variety and improvement also are built-in through the textual content, permitting readers to appreciate that problems with age, gender, race/ethnicity, skill, and relations are a part of each element of training and studying. each bankruptcy has an editorial through an educator that highlights a proper subject, exhibiting scholars of early youth schooling that there are numerous authoritative and skilled voices to profit from, either from the prior and current. eventually, via its tone, various visuals, and punctiliously crafted pedagogy, the booklet is obtainable to and respectful of readers with various talents and studying kinds.

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He based his theory on the scientific method and approached a child as a doctor would examine a patient. He was one of the first European educators to discuss the idea of individual differences gleaned from observing one child rather than simply teaching a group. Education needed to take the individual learner into account. The purpose of education, he claimed, is to make man a reasoning creature. A working knowledge of the Bible and a counting ability sufficient to conduct business was the fundamental education required of adults, so children were taught those basics.

It is also a place where adults learn about child development and human relationships as they observe and participate in the program of the school. … Anyone working in an educational program for children, even the most experienced person, needs to be learning as well as teaching. The two processes, learning and teaching, are inseparable. Lucy Sprague Mitchell Early childhood education in the United States grew out of John Dewey’s progressive movement largely because of Lucy Sprague Mitchell (1878–1967) and her contemporaries.

Like Rousseau, he used nature study as part of the curriculum and believed that good education meant the development of the senses. Rather than simply glorify nature, however, Pestalozzi became more pragmatic, including principles on how to teach basic skills and the idea of “caring” as well as “educating” the child. Pestalozzi stressed the idea of the integrated curriculum that would develop the whole child. He wanted education to be of the hand, the head, and the heart of the child. Teachers were to guide self-activity through intuition, exercise, and the senses.

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