Theories of Childhood, Second Edition

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Pub Date: 02/19/2013

Pages: 128

Trim: 7 x 10

Publisher: Redleaf Press

Imprint: Redleaf Press

ISBN 13: 9781605541389

ISBN 10: 1605541389

Price: $25.95

Category: EDUCATION / Reference

Theories of Childhood, Second Edition

By Carol Garhart Mooney

Price: $25.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Understand theories of childhood to make your days with children smoother, your job easier, and your program stronger.

This best-selling resource provides clear, straightforward introductions to the foundational theories of John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Each chapter highlights a theorist’s work and includes insight on how the theory impacts teaching young children today. Discussion questions and suggested readings are included to help you gain an understanding of what it means to apply each theory to your work with children.

Theories of Childhood, Second Edition:

Builds the bridge between theory and best practices in early childhood education
Supports your genuine enjoyment with children by helping you understand more about the ways they grow and learn
Includes new understandings of Vygotsky’s work
Applies the five theories to the realities of the twenty-first century

Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.

About the Book

The classic guide for early childhood classrooms and professionals, now revised and updated.

Author

Carol Garhart Mooney began her teaching career in the inner city of Richmond, Virginia. She volunteered in 1965 at the first trial run of Head Start Programs in Washington, DC. Carol worked for nearly 15 years for Head Start programs in New Hampshire, and supervised both student and practicing educators for more than 25 years. Carol received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching at Granite State College, was twice named Early Educator of the Year, and won New Hampshire Press Woman’s Awards. She is the bestselling author of Theories of Childhood, Theories of Attachment, Theories of Practice, and Swinging Pendulums: Cautionary Tales for Early Educators.