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Eager to Learn : Educating Our Preschoolers.

Author: National Research Council Staff; Barbara T Bowman; Suzanne Donovan
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eager to Learn" presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage in children's lives. New findings about the interplay of biology and environment, socioeconomic variations in learning, and the importance of health and nutrition are revealed.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Staff, National Research Council.
Eager to Learn : Educating Our Preschoolers.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council Staff; Barbara T Bowman; Suzanne Donovan
ISBN: 9780309503891 0309503892 9780309068369 0309068363
OCLC Number: 923255097
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (468 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Front Matter""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Tables, Boxes, and Figures""; ""Executive Summary""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 What Does the Science of Learning Contribute to Early Childhood Pedagogy?""; ""3 The Importance of Individual and Cultural Variations""; ""4 Preschool Program Quality""; ""5 Curriculum and Pedagogy: The What and the How of Early Childhood Education""; ""6 Assessment in Early Childhood Education""; ""7 The Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals""; ""8 Program and Practice Standards""; ""9 Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations"" ""Appendix: Scientific Evidence""""References""; ""Biographical Sketches""; ""Index""

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Presents a comprehensive picture of early childhood learning. This book discusses: evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and looks at some day-to-day practices and  Read more...

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