by Rosalyn M. King, Enriching The Lives Of Children Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Enriching The Lives Of Children books, Enriching the Lives of Children is an exploration of innovations in teaching and learning. The book reflects scholarship, synthesis and creativity as the author reviews decades of research and practice on educational and instructional reforms designed to enrich learning and life for children, through novel and stimulating experiences. The author reminds readers of the early notions of learning coming from such great thinkers as Aristotle, Husserl, Vygotsky, Piaget and Bruner; and, the parallels to the thinking of modern constructivist philosophers and teachers today. Teaching for meaning and constructing knowledge and understanding is important. Providing enriching, novel and stimulating instructional and supportive experiences is essential for successful learning and holistic development. The author presents theoretical propositions about the need for authentic pedagogy and whole child development. Moreover, findings reveal that learning does not take place as a separate and isolated event. Brain, body and the developmental domains work together. Attention also is given to the nature and relationship of creativity to learning and development; and, particularly the contributions of play. Interesting suggestions and models from around the world are provided about children’s learning and enrichment, within and outside of the classroom. As a leading scholar and interdisciplinary expert in education, psychology and learning environments across the lifespan, King provides a service to educators, parents and those interested in child development by synthesizing volumes of research into a coherent whole, with excellent suggestive strategies that can be used in educating and raising children. Theoretical insights and strategies found in this book will improve the academy of teaching and learning and serve as a useful resource for educational and childcare professionals, policymakers and parents. For those that care about the future of our children and education, Enriching the Lives of Children is essential reading.
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by Robert W. Morrow, Sesame Street And The Reform Of Children S Television Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sesame Street And The Reform Of Children S Television books, By the late 1960s more than a few critics of American culture groused about the condition of television programming and, in particular, the quality and content of television shows for children. In the eyes of the reform-minded, commercial television crassly exploited young viewers; its violence and tastelessness served no higher purpose than the bottom line. The Children's Television Workshop (CTW)â€”and its fresh approach to writing and producing programs for kidsâ€”emerged from this growing concern. Sesame Streetâ€”CTW's flagship, hour-long showâ€”aimed to demonstrate how television could help all preschoolers, including low-income urban children, prepare for first grade. In this engaging study Robert W. Morrow explores the origins and inner workings of CTW, how the workshop in New York scripted and designed Sesame Street, and how the show became both a model for network television as well as a thorn in its side. Through extensive archival research and a systematic study of sample programs from Sesame Street's first ten seasons, Morrow tells the story of Sesame Street's creation; the ideas, techniques, organization, and funding behind it; its place in public discourse; and its ultimate and unfortunate failure as an agent of commercial television reform.
by John Daniel Stahl, Crosscurrents Of Children S Literature Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crosscurrents Of Children S Literature books, The only anthology of classic and contemporary readings in children's literature to combine primary texts with critical selections.
by Lawrence Joseph Stone, Childhood Adolescence Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Childhood Adolescence books, Abstract: Child development became a field of intense study, beginning about 1960. The text focuses on the child as a person. It is aimed at students--in formal programs and those working on their own--of child development. Among the various aspects of the field discussed are: the various theories and research methods concerned with child development; environment and genetics; and early influences on development. Sections are devoted to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, "middle-years" children, and adolescents. A very brief discussion of post-adolescence is also included.