SUNY series, Early Childhood Education: Inquiries and Insights

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We're Not Robots

Raises provocative questions about how we care for infants and toddlers, and how to provide education and support for their caregivers.

The Well of Being

Offers a sweeping review of conceptions of and approaches to childhood.

Does the Village Still Raise the Child?

Considers the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya.

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy

Reviews the history and philosophy of a classic approach to teaching, while emphasizing its continuing relevance for contemporary schooling.

Risk and Our Pedagogical Relation to Children

Shows that "risk" is a valuable and pedagogical experience for children on the playground (and for the adults that share that experience with them) in preparation for the precarious world which children find beyond the playground.

Early Care and Education for Children in Poverty

Establishes the power of early care and education to change children's lives, particularly children in poverty.

Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education

While teachers value children's play, they often do not know how to guide that play to make it more educational. This volume reflects current research in the child development and early childhood education fields.

Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps theorists, researchers, parents, and teachers understand how to match early childhood teaching practices to the integrated manner that young children naturally think and learn.

Power and Emotion in Infant-Toddler Day Care

A provocative ethnography of the lived experiences of infants and toddlers in day care centers.

Visions of Entitlement

As part of a re-examination of our societal values and obligations, this book focuses on illuminating the various meanings and issues of entitlement in relation to the basic needs of children in our society. ...

Ready for What?

This book looks at readiness from a different perspective, arguing that we must move away from the readiness-as-child characteristic so prevalent in education and the popular press. Instead, readiness ...