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Defending Childhood: Keeping the Promise of Early Education (Early Childhood Education Series) Paperback – March 16, 2012

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Product Details

  • Series: Early Childhood Education
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press (March 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807753106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807753101
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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''This is an insightful and passionate review of current thinking and possible directions for supporting children's education and care.'' --Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals Series

About the Author

Contributors include: Barbara Bowman, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Delis Cuéllar, Tiziana Filippini, Matia Finn-Stevenson, Eugene García, Howard Gardner, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, James J. Heckman, Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Mara Krechevsky, George Madaus, Ben Mardell, Sonia Nieto, Valerie Polakow, Aisha Ray, Robert L. Selman, Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Edward Zigler

Beverly Falk is professor and director of the Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education at The School of Education, The City College of New York, and author of Teaching the Way Children Learn.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Badal on March 21, 2012
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As an early childhood educator, I sometimes feel like I am lost in nowadays test driven, textbook and worksheet based curriculums in NYC public schools. It's books like this that make me continue to believe in the importance and effectiveness of child centered teaching and give me the confidence to defend my practices, my students in my classrooms.
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