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Title World class initiatives and practices in early education : moving forward in a global age / Louise Boyle Swiniarski, editor
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]
Table of Contents
pt. I Antecedents and Present Developments in Universal Preschool Education 
1.The Evolution of Universal Preschool Education in a Global Age / Louise Boyle Swiniarski3
2.Climbing the Mountains: The Journey to Quality Prekindergarten in Tennessee / Rebecca Isbell21
3.Florida's Voluntary Universal Prekindergarten: A Citizen's Initiative Meets Political and Policy Realities / Alisa S. Ghazvini33
pt. II Curriculum Initiatives for Early Childhood Programs in a Global Age 
4.Opening Doors in Northern Chile: The International School of Arica / Michelle Pierce55
5.Identity, Materials, and Pedagogy: Girls in Primary Science Classrooms in Wales / Cleti Cervoni67
6.Let's Get Talking: Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years / Avril Brock81
7.China's Educational Reform and Its Impact on Early Childhood Curriculum / Bing Liu101
pt. III Beyond the Walls of the School and Center 
8.Rhyme Times, Treasure Baskets and Books: How Early Years Libraries Can Help to Deliver the Best Start / Carolynn Rankin121
9.The Politics of Play in England: An Appeal to the Houses of Parliament / Pat Broadhead139
10.Cross-Sector Partnerships for Early Education and Care / Mary-Lou Breitborde155
11.The Science Art and Writing (SAW) Initiative / Jenni Rant165
 About the Editor187
 About the Authors189
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations
Series Educating the young child, advances in theory and research, implications for practice ; v. 9
Educating the young child ; volume 9
Contents Part I. Antecedents and present developments in universal preschool education -- Part II. Curriculum initiatives for early childhood programs in a global age -- Part III. Beyond the walls of the school and center
Summary This book offers current international initiatives, developed for working with children from 'Birth to Eight' by a diverse group of noted professional authors. Their readings present an overview of early education as it evolved from the Froebelian kindergarten to today's practices in various Early Education settings around the globe. The international voices of the authors represent a balanced perspective of happenings in various nations and lend a conversational approach to each chapter. The chapters analyze the Universal Preschool Education movement promoted by various countries, states, and agencies; examine model curriculum programs in a variety of teaching/learning settings; and identify directions the community can take in promoting effective early education programs. Particular attention is given to key issues and concerns faced by practitioners and families world-wide. Studies reveal successful approaches to bilingual education in a Chilean kindergarten, research findings on gender differences in primary school girls for learning science in Wales, literacy development strategies for teaching in UK multicultural classrooms and childhood centres, the process of integration special education with early childhood practices in China, and exemplars of community outreach to improve the well being of children through advocacy for governmental changes in early education policies and professional development. This book is for everyone interested in the well being of young children moving forward in a global age to meet the challenges of early citizenship in their world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Early childhood education.
Education -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Swiniarski, Louise Boyle, editor
ISBN 9400778538 (electronic book)
9789400778535 (electronic book)