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Author Cooper, Patricia M.

Title The classrooms all young children need : lessons in teaching from Vivian Paley / Patricia M. Cooper
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Contents Prologue: An "N of 1" -- Introduction: Why interpret the clear? -- Early literacy, play, and a teaching philosophy -- Fantasy play and young children's search for meaning -- Storytelling and story acting : meaning extended -- Teaching as a moral act, classrooms as democratic spaces -- Race, pedagogy, and the search for fairness -- Fairness extended : superheroes, helicopters, and the unchosen -- Epilogue: The classrooms young children need--an "N of many" -- Appendix A: Guide to implementation of Paley's storytelling curriculum -- Appendix B: Sample stories -- Appendix C: Sample transcript of child dictation -- Appendix D: Becoming a teacher of stories
Summary Teacher and author Vivian Paley is highly regarded by parents, educators, and other professionals for her original insights into such seemingly everyday issues as play, story, gender, and how young children think. She is also recognized for exposing racism and exclusion in the early childhood classroom. Surprisingly, until now no one has attempted a comprehensive analysis of Paley's work. In The Classrooms All Young Children Need, Patricia M. Cooper takes a synoptic view of Paley's many books and articles, charting the evolution of Paley's thinking while revealing the seminal characteristics o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Paley, Vivian Gussin, 1929-
Early childhood education -- Philosophy.
Fantasy in children.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226115232 (cloth)
0226115259 (electronic bk.)
9780226115238 (cloth)
9780226115252 (electronic bk.)