HDFS 616A Early Childhood Education Seminar
August 28 Getting started: TA assignments and working procedures; What is teaching?
McBride, Brent A. and Jaesook Lee (1 995). University-based child development laboratory schools: Multiple challenges and demands. Advances in Early Education and Day Care, 7, 95-121.
September 4 What is teaching? Child Development Laboratory School programs, personnel, funding sources, purpose? Child care regulations: Iowa DHS licensing standards, NAECP accreditation
Brittain, W. Lambert (1 979). The role of the teacher in creativity, art and the young child. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.
Paley, Vivian Gussin (1 986). On listening to what the children say. Harvard Educational Review, 56(2),122-131.
September 11 lndividual appropriate and age appropriate .... what does this mean in the classroom?
Part 1 (pp. 3-30) in Bredekamp & Copple (1997). Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs (revised edition).
September 18 Individual appropriate and age appropriate ... what does this mean in the classroom? (prepare a videotape of you interacting for 10 minutes with at least one child in your classroom to use in class September 25)
Part 1 and 2, and select either Part 4 (pp. 97-122) or Part 5 (pp. 141-179) in Bredekamp & Copple (1997). Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs (revised edition).
Optional Reading: Chapter 2, pp. 9-27 in Bredekamp & Rosegrant (1992) Reaching potentials: appropriate curriculum and assessment for young children (Vol. 1).
September 25 Where does curriculum come from: Planning for preschoolers and schoolagers (bring videotape identified on September 18)
Chapter 3, pp. 15-22 in Bredekamp & Rosegrant (1992) Reaching potentials: transforming early childhood curriculum and assessment (Vol. 2).
Optional Reading: Chapter 12, pp. 167-176 in Bredekamp & Rosegrant (1992) Reaching Potentials: transforming early childhood curriculum and assessment (Vol. 2).
October 2 How does child assessment relate to daily planning and programming for children?
Meisels, S. J. and Steele, D. M. (1 992). The early childhood portfolio collection process, University of Michigan Work Sampling Project manuscript.
Optional Reading: Chapter 4, pp. 43-65 in Bredekamp & Rosegrant (1 992) Reaching potentials: Appropriate curriculum and assessment for young children (Vol 1).
October 9 How to talk to young children
Howe, N., Moller, L. and Chambers, B. (1 994). Dramatic play in day care: What happens when doctors, cooks, bakers, pirates and pharmacists invade the classroom? In Goelman, H. and Jacobs, Ellen Vineberg (Ed.), Children's play in child care settings (pp. 102-118). Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.
Maftick, Ilse (1981). The teacher's role in helping young children develop language competence. In C. Chomsky (Rev. Ed.), Language in early childhood education. (pp. 83-95). Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Optional Reading: Chomsky, C. (1981). Write now, read later. In C. Chomsky (Rev. Ed.), Language in early childhood education. (pp. 4-12). Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
October 16 Guiding student participants
Fowell, N. and Lawton, J. T. (1 992). Dependencies between questions and responses during small-group instruction in two preschool programs. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 7, 415-439.
Stremmel, Andrew J., Victoria R. Fu, Pradnya Patet and Helma Shah (1 995). Images of teaching: Prospective early childhood teachers' constructions of the teaching- learning process of young children. Advances in Early Education and Day Care, 7, 253-270.
October 23 IAEYC Annual Conference, Des Moines Convention Center (head teachers, TAs and student teachers will be attending this conference; registration materials available in early September)
October 30 Parents and the early childhood program
Ghazvini, A. S. and Readick, C. A. (1 994) Parent-caregiver communication and quality of care in diverse child care settings. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 9, 207-222.
Herwig, J. E. (1982). Parental involvement: Changing assumptions about the educator's role. In Brigham Young University Press (Ed.), How to involve parents in early childhood education (pp. 6-30). Salt Lake City, UT: Brigham Young University Press.
November 6 Programming for kindergartners
Lay-Dopyera and Dopyera, The child-centered curriculum. In C. Seefeldt, (Ed.), (1990).
Continuing issues in early childhood education (pp. 207-222). Columbus: Merrill Publishing Company.
November 13 Programming for schoolage children in before/after school settings
Carpenter, Huston, & Spera. (1 988). Children's use of time in their everyday activities during middle childhood. In M. N. ;Bloch & A. D. Pellegrini, The ecological context of children's play (pp. 165-190). Norwood, N. J.: Ablex Publishing Company.
November 20 NAECTE and NAEYC Annual Conferences, Toronto, Canada
November 27 Thanksgiving Break, classes cancelled
December 4 Curriculum in a multicultural society
Escobedo, Theresa H. (1 993). Curricular issues in early education for culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Advances in Early Education and Day Care, 5, 213-246.
Farver, J.A.M., & Lee, Y. (1997). Social pretend play in Korean- and Anglo-American Preschoolers, Child Development, 68, 544-556.
Optional Reading: Lubeck, S. (1 994). The politics of developmentally appropriate practice: Exploring issues of culture, class and curriculum. In B. L. Mallory and R. S. New (Eds.) Diversity and developmentally appropriate practices: Challenges for early childhood education (pp. 17-43). N.Y.: Teachers College Press.
December 11 lndividual conferences