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Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Equity and Inclusion

Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Equity and Inclusion

By: Johnna C. Darragh (author)Hardback

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Unlike most other texts for Introduction to Early Childhood Education on the market, this one gives foundational coverage of the field, while also incorporating coverage of diverse learners and the importance of access to education and services throughout. The author focuses on the complementary needs of families, children, and professionals in nearly every chapter. The book is structured to support needed professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions to ensure equity and accountability for success while also supporting children's knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the curriculum.

About Author

Dr. Johnna Darragh has taught early childhood education courses at the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degree level. She is currently a Professor of Early Childhood Education at Heartland Community College, and serves as faculty liaison to their inclusive Child Development Lab. Johnna is a member of several Illinois committees focusing on workforce development and inclusion, and is the Illinois Liaison to the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion. She is a member of the Illinois Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) Steering Committee, and serves on the National Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge (CONNECT) Steering Committee. In 2008, Johnna was a participant in the 2008 Project Forum on Universal Design. She has experience teaching infant/toddlers and preschoolers, and as a home visitor/family support specialist. Her recent publications and presentations focus on inclusion and Universal Design for Early Childhood Education. Johnna has a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development from the University of Illinois.


Brief TOC 1 Introduction to Early Childhood Education2 History of the Field3 Issues and Services in the Field4 Understanding Development5 Understanding Child Diversity6 Understanding Family Diversity7 Understanding Professional Pathways8 Educational Philosophies and Curricular Approaches9 Assessment10 Supporting Social/Emotional through Guidance11 The Learning Environment12 Effective Teaching Practices 13 Program Planning and Evaluation14 Moving Forward: Professional Responsibilities Shaping the Field and the Future

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780205569540
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780205569540
  • weight: 885
  • ISBN10: 0205569544

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