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Elementary education : a reference handbook

Author: Deborah A Harmon; Toni Stokes Jones
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005.
Series: Contemporary education issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elemantary Education: A Reference Handbook takes readers on an all-inclusive journey through the history and current status of elementary education in America. The handbook first examines the historical, philosophical, social, and cultural foundations of elementary education. It then delves into the fascinating topic of how children learn, including racial identity formation, culturally differing cognitive thinking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Harmon; Toni Stokes Jones
ISBN: 1576079422 9781576079423 1576079430 9781576079430
OCLC Number: 57730931
Description: xvi, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Elementary schools. Elementary school student population ; Current trends and issues in elementary education --
2. The foundations of elementary education. Purpose of education ; Foundations of education --
3. Development of the elementary student. Development of the elementary student. Principles of human development ; Physical development ; Cognitive development ; Language ; Personal development ; Moral development ; Social development --
4. The elementary learner. Learning theories ; Higher level thinking skills ; Intelligence ; Creativity ; Learning styles ; Culture and learning ; Language ; Self-concept and learning --
5. Elementary school curriculum. Early childhood education ; Kindergarten curriculum --
6. Technology and elementary education. The use of technology between 1800 and 1919 ; Opening doors with technology between 1920 and 1950 ; The emergence of computer-assisted instruction during the 1960s ; Smaller, better, more affordable technology from the 1970s and 1980s ; The limitless possibilities of technology from the 1990s to the present --
Using technology to support learning ; Technology/distance learning and home schooling ; Technology and ethics ; The one-computer classroom ; Hand-held computers in the classroom ; Technology and a new literacy. 7. Special programs in elementary education. Students with cognitive or academic difficulties ; Students with social or behavioral problems ; Autism ; Students with delays in cognitive and social functioning ; Students with physical or sensory challenges ; Inclusion ; Mainstreaming versus self-contained classrooms ; Educational strategies for students with disabilities ; Gifted and talented students --
Intelligence testing ; Bilingual education programs ; School reform movement --
8. Print and nonprint resources in elementary education. Print resources ; Nonprint resources.
Series Title: Contemporary education issues.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Harmon and Toni Stokes Jones.
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