HDFS 525 Theories & Research in Early Childhood Education

Spring 1998, Monday 6-9 p.m., 107 Child Development Building.

 

Course description.

Analysis of contemporary and historical models, including early intervention programs. The effect of variables such as programming, physical environment, and teacher effectiveness on children. Research on teacher-child and teacher-parent interactions in early childhood education programs.

 

Course objectives.

 

Required Texts:

Seefeldt, C. (Ed.). (1992). The early childhood curriculum: A review of current research. (2nd edition) New York: Teachers College Press.

Herwig, J. E. HDFS 525 Supplementary readings for theories and research in early childhood education, Spring 1998. Available from Dr. Herwig.

Wortham, Sue C. (1994). Childhood 1892-1992. Wheaton, MD.: Association for Childhood Education International.

Recommended Texts:

Bredekamp, S. & Copple, C. (Eds.) (1997). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs. (Rev. ed.). Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Bredekamp, S. & Rosegrant, T. (Eds.) (1995). Reaching potentials: Appropriate curriculum and assessment for young children (Vol. 2). Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

 

All readings are available at the Parks Library Reserve Desk and from Dr. Herwig.