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CONTENTS Editorial Advisory Board ix Additional Reviewers x About the Contributors xi 1 Introduction: A Researcher's Vade Mecum 1 Bernard Spodek and Olivia N. Saracho Part I EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 7 2 Cognitive Development and The Education of Young Children 9 Kelvin L. Seifert 3 Young Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence 23 Gary W. Ladd, Sarah L. Herald, and Rebecca K. Andrews 4 Children's Morality: Perspectives and Research 55 Eva Johansson 5 The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education 85 Susanne A. Denham 6 Motor Development in Young Children 105 David L. Gallahue and John C. Ozmun 7 The Development of Children's Creativity 121 Mark A. Runco Part II EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM 133 8 Reconceptualizing Language Education in Early Childhood: Socio-cultural Perspectives 135 Jim Anderson, Lyndsay Moffatt, and Jon Shapiro 9 Emergent Literacy: Symbols at Work 153 Susan E. Hill and Sue Nichols 10 The Literacy Education of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Young Children: An Overview of Outcomes, Assessment, and Large-Scale Interventions 167 Robert Rueda and David B. Yaden, Jr. 11 The Development of Young Children's Early Number and Operation Sense and Its Implications for Early Childhood Education 187 Arthur J. Baroody, Meng-lung Lai, and Kelly S. Mix 12 Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education: A Decade of Reconsideration 223 Christine Marm´e Thompson 13 The Dance of Learning 243 Karen Bradley and Mary Szegda 14 The Musical Development and Education of Young Children 251 Graham F. Welch 15 Pretend Play 269 Robert D. Kavanaugh 16 Early Childhood Multicultural Education 279 Patricia G. Ramsey Part III FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL POLICY 303 17 Creating Play Environments for Early Childhood: Indoors and Out 305 John A. Sutterby and Joe Frost 18 Childhood Poverty: Implications for School Readiness and Early Childhood Education 323 Rebecca M. Ryan, Rebecca C. Fauth, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn 19 Effective Preschool Program for Children at Risk of School Failure: A Best-Evidence Synthesis 347 Alan Cheung, Bette Chambers, and Robert E. Slavin 20 Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education 361 Ann-Marie Wiese and Eugene E. Garcia 21 Child Care for Young Children 375 Carollee Howes and Kay Sanders 22 Family Context in Early Childhood: A Look at Practices and Beliefs That Promote Early Learning 393 Barbara H. Fiese, Tanya Eckert, and Mary Spagnola 23 Early Childhood Teachers' Beliefs and Attitudes About Inclusion: What Does the Research Tell Us? 411 Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Bernadette M. Laumann, and Wu-Ying Hsieh 24 Preschool Teachers' Professional Development 423 Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek Part IV RESEARCH AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 441 25 Alternative Means of Assessing Children's Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms 443 Dominic F. Gullo 26 Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Educational Settings 457 Richard Lambert, Martha Abbott-Shim, and Annette Sibley 27 Integration, Innovation, and Evaluation in School-Based Early Childhood Services 477 Janette Pelletier and Carl Corter 28 Qualitative Research: Paradigms and Possibilities 497 J. Amos Hatch and Gina Barclay-McLaughlin 29 Feminist Issues in Early Childhood Scholarship 515 Candra D. Thornton and Lisa S. Goldstein 30 Beyond Certainties: Postmodern Perspectives, Research, and the Education of Young Children 533 Susan Grieshaber and Sharon Ryan 31 Early Childhood Education Research in Cross-National Perspective 555 Jaipaul L. Roopnarine and Aysegul Metindogan 32 Historical Research in Early Childhood Education 573 Blythe S. F. Hinitz Indexes Author Index 595 Subject Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Early childhood education -- Curricula.
Early childhood education -- Research.
Child development -- Research.