Handbook of Early Childhood Education
Comprehensive and authoritative, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Robert C. Pianta and his associates bring together foremost experts to examine what works in promoting all children's school readiness and social-emotional development in preschool and the primary grades. Exemplary programs, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives — and the systems needed to put them into place — are described. The volume presents cutting-edge findings on the family and social context of early education and explores ways to strengthen collaboration between professionals and parents.
High-Risk Children In Schools: Constructing Sustaining Relationships
High Risk Children in Schools offers a way for psychologists and educators to see and talk about the growing population of "at-risk" children — those likely to fail at formal schooling--while helping to redefine the relationship between schools and families. Using systems theory and developmental psychology, the authors present a new framework for the study and education of children who are at-risk. This framework--the Contextual Systems Model — creates a dialogue between the child and schooling through which meaning, goals, and experiences are shared and accepted.
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