Voices of Early Childhood Educators presents powerful, living stories of early childhood students and practitioners. Susan Bernheimer clearly shows the importance of their stories for understanding the challenges now facing our field, including valuable insights into new forms of resilience and development. Bernheimer invites college students and their instructors into an eye-opening journey with early childhood professionals today.
Susan Bernheimer is an educator, researcher, and trainer on contemporary issues in early childhood education, and formerly a member of the Human Development faculty at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. Dr. Bernheimer taught early childhood teacher preparation to impoverished college students for over ten years. She is the author of New Possibilities for Early Childhood Education: Stories from our Nontraditional Students (Lang, 2003).
Contents: Child Care: An Institution at Risk - Illuminating Hidden Worlds - The Reflective Practitioner - The Long Reach of Our Stories - Tales of the Future - Paths to Leadership - My Journey as an Instructor - A Changing World.