With a strong emphasis on developmental theory and constructivism, "Constructive Guidance and Discipline: Preschool and Primary Education "explains underlying causes for child behavior, weaves numerous preschool and primary classroom examples throughout, and includes two chapters on guiding children with special needs. This new edition features more primary grade examples and a greater emphasis on parent and community involvement. Instructor resources include an "Instructor's Manual and Test Bank."
Early Childhood Matters documents the rapid development of early years education and care from the late 1990s into the new millennium. It chronicles the unique contribution of the EPPE research to our understanding of the importance of pre-school. The Effective Pre-school and Primary Education (EPPE) project is the largest European study of the impact of early years education and care on children’s developmental outcomes. Through this ground-breaking project a team of internationally-recognised experts provide insights into how home learning environments interact with pre-school and primary school experiences to shape children’s progress. The findings of this fascinating project: provide new evidence of the importance of early childhood experiences show how these experiences influence children’s cognitive, social and behavioural development give new insights on the importance of early years education will be relevant to a wide audience who are interested in policy development, early years education and care, and ‘effectiveness’ research examine how the combined effects of pre-school, primary school and the family interact to shape children’s educational outcomes. This insightful book is essential reading for all those interested in innovative research methodology and policy development in early childhood education and care. It provides new evidence on good practice in early years settings and will have a wide appeal for students and those engaged in providing accredited courses of study at a range of levels in early childhood.
Education, Preschool by International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Due to the demand for flexible working hours and employees who are available around the clock, the time patterns of childcare and schooling have increasingly become a political issue. Comparing the development of different “time policies” of half-day and all-day provisions in a variety of Eastern and Western European countries since the end of World War II, this innovative volume brings together internationally known experts from the fields of comparative education, history, and the social and political sciences, and makes a significant contribution to this new interdisciplinary field of comparative study.
Sharing insights of various theoretical perspectives to help understand the complex root causes of children’s behaviour, Supporting Positive Behaviour in Early Childhood Settings and Primary Schools highlights key responses that can encourage positive mental health, resilience and behaviour. Drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks, this book: Translates theoretical insights into adaptable and practical responses Considers children's strengths and needs with regards to resilience and mental health Includes case studies, tasks and questions for reflection Identifies innovative practical strategies for supporting positive behaviour in educational settings Combining theoretical perspectives on supporting positive behaviour, Supporting Positive Behaviour in Early Childhood Settings and Primary Schools is user-friendly and conceptually unified. It gives early childhood and primary students and teachers a clear understanding of what to do to facilitate positive behaviour and why to do it, encouraging true professionalism in education, and ensuring children learn and develop to their highest potential.
With increasing attention given by governments and policy makers to children’s transition to school, and the associated need for educators, families and communities to be supported in the process, changes are often required to existing structures and pedagogy. This book is framed around the notion of transition as a time of change for those involved in the transition process and as a time for reconceptualising beliefs, policy and practice. It explores transition from a number of international perspectives and raises issues around the coherence of: how children perceive and respond to starting school; the roles and expectations of parents; developmental changes for parents; supporting children with diverse learning needs; how policy, curriculum and pedagogy are conceived and implemented. Readers will be informed about current practices and issues arising out of research in Europe, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Australia and will be stimulated to consider how they can change their own transition beliefs, policies and practices. Transition to school: Contemporary Perspectives and Change is essential reading for researchers and educators and anyone wanting to know more about the transition to school and how to support young children, their families and schools.
This book examines the ways in which mobile technologies may contribute to or disrupt literacy learning in children. Also explored is the impact mobile technologies may have on literacy definitions and practices; student, parent and teacher roles and interactions; power relations in education; and social and material interactions.
The transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions Should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff collaborating with one another, and guided by ...
Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives readers a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools.
Bilinguale Unterrichtsformen sind in einem mehrsprachigen Europa derzeit stark angesagt, sowohl in der Grund- als auch der Sekundarschule. Diese Einführung gibt einen guten Überblick über aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse, Konzepte, Fragen und Praktiken des bilingualen Unterrichts in der Primarstufe. Das Buch wendet sich gleichermaßen an Lehrkräfte, Referendare und Studierende und informiert über Chancen und Grenzen, die bei der Einführung bilingualer Unterrichtsprogramme wie CLIL, Immersion oder bilinguale Module berücksichtigt werden müssen. Jedes Kapitel enthält eine Kurzzusammenfassung, vor- und nachbereitende Fragen zum Text sowie Literaturempfehlungen zu den einzelnen Bereichen.
The studies in this volume explore a number of issues in education today. One paper reveals what actually motivates teachers to develop their career, another, how to teach primary teachers to talk about visual art. Children's artworks were explored in one article to see how they relate to their adjustment to school. In another, a case study was successful in developing reasoning in primary school students. The measurement of mathematics achievement revealed no difference between Estonian speaking and Russian speaking schools. Performance-related goals were shown in another article to be associated with the self-concept of the students. The learning disabilities of children were analysed, and the production of narratives by children with language impairment. The analysis of aggressive behaviour in children in Estonia and Finland indicated gender and country differences in their behaviour.
Art has always been an important part of the primary school experience. It is now one of the foundation subjects in the National Curriculum. In this book, John Lancaster helps teachers rise to the challenge of art for young children. He encourages thought about the purpose of art teaching, and at the same time provides a wealth of project ideas and helpful advice on how to organize art, craft and design in the primary classroom. The book, fully illustrated with charts and black and white plates, gives practical advice on how to: define suitable objectives and plan lessons so as to achieve them make the best use of natural and man-made resources within and outside the classroom present children's work effectively by display throughout the school encourage aesthetic awareness and art knowledge by a study of the historical and cultural aspects Organise and benefit from visits to local art galleries approach assessment of children's art and craft activities This is a basic philosophical and practical guide which will give confidence to new teachers and fresh ideas to their more experienced colleagues.