For courses in Curriculum in Early Childhood Education.
Comprehensive, practical, and engaging—a joyful, child-centred book designed to help students understand the content and processes involved in curriculum for young children.
This child-centred approach to understanding and planning curriculum focuses on humanistic and progressive education pedagogy in preschool and primary grades. The authors stress a curriculum that is joyful, has meaning to children, is built upon children’s strengths, has intellectual integrity, uses developmentally appropriate pedagogy, and encourages teachers to be passionate learners along with children. The book’s personal tone, many practical examples, step-by-step lesson planning process, and children’s art and photographs of children bring the content to life. The new edition features updating throughout, a number of new features that add to the understanding and usefulness of the concepts, new sections on teaching curriculum to two-year-olds, and a new connection to current national subject area standards throughout.
Eva Moravcik, is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Honolulu Community College and is coordinator of the Leeward Community College Children’s Center. Her publications include Who Am I in the Lives of Children? 10th Edition Pearson 2015, and Teaching the Code of Ethical Conduct: A Resource Guide 2nd Edition, NAEYC 2016.
Sherry Nolte, is recently retired as Professor of Early Childhood Education at Honolulu Community College. Her publications include Who Am I in the Lives of Children? 10th Edition Pearson 2015.
NEW! Some things to say sections feature examples of “teacher-talk” related to each curriculum area. Students are able to learn and use the words they need to create positive learning interactions around each content area.
NEW! More Video examples enhance student visualisation and understanding of what good teaching looks like in practice.
NEW! End-of-chapter Explore and Experience sections suggest practical, hands-on ways for students to enhance their understanding and explore a content area topic.
Numerous illustrative, practical examples show the concepts in action.
NEW! Children’s classroom-created art and photographs of children bring the content to life.
A step-by-step lesson planning process gives new and experienced teachers ready-to-use plans to take into the classroom.
NEW! Improved lesson planning formats include clear and simple lesson planning examples in every curriculum area. Students are better able to understand the purpose of planning and to integrate planning into their practices.
NEW! More examples of integrated curriculum help students develop diverse age-appropriate an integrated curriculum around topics that have meaning and integrity.
NEW! How to teach curriculum to two-year-olds is covered in sections in each subject area to help students appropriate apply what they are learning in settings with younger children.
NEW! A connection to current national subject area standards helps students ensure their practice is in line with nationally recognised standards–for example, the national core standards and Head Start standards.