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Teaching compassion : humane education in early childhood

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2014.
Series: Educating the young child, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In response to highly publicized incidents of school violence, educators across the United States and in many other nations are seeking effective ways to prevent and modify aggressive and anti-social behaviors in students. One of the major recommendations of the research is that efforts to prevent cruelty need to begin early, during the early childhood years of birth through age eight. The focus of Teaching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Teaching compassion - humane education in early childhood.
[S.l.] : Springer, 2013
(OCoLC)839388871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Renck Jalongo
ISBN: 9789400769229 9400769229
OCLC Number: 856525551
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Mary Rivkin --
Part One: Foundations of Humane Education --
Editor's Introduction --
1. Humane Education and the Development of Empathy in Early Childhood: Definition, Rationale and Outcomes; Mary Renck Jalongo --
2. Short-Term Interventions that Accomplish Humane Education Goals: An International Review of the Research; Virginio Aguirre and Agustín Orihuela --
3. Using Interactions between Children and Companion Animals to Build Skill in Self-Regulation and Emotional Regulation; Wanda Boyer --
4. Teaching Preservice Early Childhood Educators about Humane Education; Tunde Szecsi --
5. Humane Education and Education for Sustainable Development: Educational Initiatives with Common Goals; Nicole B. Stants --
Part Two: Homes and Communities --
6. Animals in the Family: Antecedents of Compassion and Violence; Marjorie L. Stanek --
7. Including Animals in Play Therapy for Young Children and Families; Risë VanFleet --
8. Foundational Humane Education: Love of Nature and Affinity for Animals; Nancy Bires --
9. Collaborating to Create Community Disaster Plans That Save Human and Animal Lives; Holly Travis --
Part Three: Humane Education in the Early Childhood Curriculum and Beyond --
10. The Role of Therapy Animals in Promoting Humane Education Concepts; Lori Friesen --
11. Beyond Words-Using Language and Literature to Teach Compassion for Others; Patricia A. Crawford --
12. Initiatives of Intermountain Therapy Animals, Inc. that Promote Humane Education; Kathy Klotz --
13. Guardians of the Earth: Teaching Children to Care for All Living Things; Audrey Rule and Ksenia S. Zhbanova --
14. Humane Education in the Early Childhood Science Curriculum; Amanda K. Onion --
Epilogue: The Promise of Humane Education in the Early Years; Zoe Weil.
Series Title: Educating the young child, v. 8.
Responsibility: Mary Renck Jalongo, editor.
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This book shows how infusing humane education into the curriculum teaches children to be kind. It offers ideas to support the goal of promoting positive behavior in the very young.  Read more...

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