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Preschool & Kindergarten

  • How Children Learn, 50th anniversary editionby John Holt

    Da Capo Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    Fifty years ago John Holt woke the dreary world of educational theory by showing that for small children “learning is as natural as breathing.” His brilliant observations are as true today as they were then. Over a million copies were sold worldwide in the decades that followed. Today the theorists are still squabbling and John Holt’s wisdom is... more...

  • Effective Transition into Year Oneby Alistair Bryce-Clegg

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 20.99

    Helping children make the transition between Reception and Year One is a challenge. When done well it can have a significant impact on children's emotional and academic development, but when done badly it can set some children's development back by up to a year. Alistair Bryce-Clegg is determined to help practitioners conquer this challenge. Having... more...

  • Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Childrenby Tamsin Grimmer

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 22.95

    Observing and understanding schematic behaviour confidently is vital for anyone working with or looking after young children. This guide explains what schemas are, stripping back the technical language often used to describe them, and how to interpret and extend schematic behaviour to benefit the child. It looks specifically at 13 different schemas,... more...

  • Chancengerechtigkeit und Integration durch frühe (Sprach-)Förderung?by Doris Edelmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 34.33

    Im Zentrum der Studie geht es um die Frage, wie Chancengerechtigkeit und Integration durch frühe Förderung – vor allem Sprachförderung – unterstützt werden können. Basierend auf einer interdisziplinären Verortung wird der komplexen Fragestellung entlang einer qualitativ angelegten Längsschnittuntersuchung von dreißig Familien nachgegangen. Konzeptuell... more...

  • Interactions in Early Childhood Educationby Alexandra C. Gunn; Claudia A. Hruska

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book provides new insights into how interactions in early childhood education are being studied, and into what these studies’ findings mean for improving the quality of early childhood education.  The editors examine the methods, ethics, practices, and questions arising from such close work with children, families and educators, and have... more...

  • Profession und Disziplinby Susanne Miller; Birgit Holler-Nowitzki; Brigitte Kottmann; Svenja Lesemann; Birte Letmathe-Henkel; Nikolas Meyer; René Schroeder; Katrin Velten

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 39.24

    Die Zielsetzung des Bandes liegt in der Konturierung bzw. Klärung des Selbstverständnisses der Grundschulpädagogik. Die Notwendigkeit zur Selbstvergewisserung ist in der noch jungen universitären Disziplin in gewisser Hinsicht konstitutiv angelegt. Die Beiträge thematisieren Unterschiede zwischen Profession und Disziplin, formulieren aber auch Herausforderungen,... more...

  • Helping Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelingsby Margot Sunderland

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 28.95

    A guidebook to help children who: are trying to manage their too painful feelings by themselves; do not let themselves cry, protest or say that they are scared; are living with too many unresolved painful emotions from the past; have had disturbing, overwhelming or confusing experiences, which they have been unable to think through or feel through... more...

  • Civic Education and Liberal Democracyby Peter Strandbrink

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book explores the inherent tension in civic education. There is a surging belief in contemporary European society that liberal democracy should work harder to reproduce the civic and normative setups of national populations through public education. The cardinal notion is that education remains the best means to accomplish this end, and educational... more...

  • The Bridge to Schoolby Claire Bainer; Liisa Hale; Gail Myers

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 34.95

    The Bridge to School provides concise, targeted information for teachers who work in PreK, Transitional Kindergarten, or Kindergarten settings, covering both the why and the how of play in classrooms, along with insights into how the normal development of 4-to-6-year-olds is manifested and how teachers can harness and work with those typical needs... more...

  • Working with Children Aged 0–3 and Their Familiesby Tracy Gallagher; Cath Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This inspiring book shows how Early Years staff can support the best possible practice for children under three and their families whilst making use of the limited funding available. Promoting the idea of infants as powerful learners, the authors focus on 0-3 years as the vital first phase of education and care, which can require a very specific pedagogical... more...