Online Companion: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 5e
OF THE SOCIALIZATION PROCESS
The behaviorist view of socialization
The Vygotskyan view of socialization
What is the adultís role in peer interaction?
What does research tell us about friendships?
Gender Role Development
What causes sex cleavage?
How does awareness of sex differences develop?
List some guidelines for nonsexist teaching.
Racial and Cultural
Awareness and Attitudes
How do stereotypes and prejudices form?
List some guidelines for teaching about race and culture.
People with Disabilities
How can morality be enhanced?
Critique Piagetís and Kohlbergís stages of moral development.
What does Damonís research tell us about moral development?
List some guidelines for promoting moral development.
How can sociodramatic play be planned to focus on a theme?
What is the rationale for cooperative games?
List some examples of cooperative games for preschoolers.
How can the environment be set up to encourage cooperation?
DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS
DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
FAMILYíS CULTURE AND VALUES
What does the Anti-Bias Curriculum suggest?
Visit the Web site www.preschooleducation.com. This Web site offers activities and information relevant to preschool education. Under the Preschool Office tab, you will find articles that address various subjects, including children's social development. Choose an article that addresses social development and read it. Create a poster or bulletin board that incorporates the information presented in the article to help other teachers and parents with this concern.
Power Play: The
Good, the Bad and the Ugly
This Web site provides guidelines for teachers of young children when they engage in power play, the reasons why such aggressive play is appealing to some youngsters, and guidelines for dealing with such play.
for Cooperative Play
A good selection of enjoyable cooperative games can be found at this Web site.
The Anti-Bias Curriculum
This Web site consists of ERIC digests (educational articles). There are several articles that relate to the Anti-Bias Curriculum.
The teachers of the four-year-old classes at Caring Hands Child Care Center have decided to plan the curriculum for the upcoming school year together. The school uses a theme-based curriculum. The teachers have decided to use the Self-Concept Curriculum model. Now they must begin to plan their themed units.
If you were one of these teachers, what unit themes would you suggest they include for the year?
The teachers have decided that the first unit of the year will be "Now I am Four" and will focus on each child's uniqueness. They know that although the children will all be approximately the same age, they may not all be at the same stage of development in all domains of development. As they begin to plan this unit, they remind each other that they need to develop a wide range of developmentally appropriate activities so that all the children can participate and attain success.
1. What steps would you recommend that these teachers take to develop this unit?
2. Reflecting on Chapters 9 through 13, what activities could you recommend including in this unit?
3. How can the unit be introduced to the children?
4. What can be a summarizing component for the unit?
5. Reflecting on Chapter 6, how can the teachers evaluate the unit and whether the children meet the objectives?
6. The Self-Concept Curriculum model has eight subsections and 32 curriculum units. What unit would you recommend these teachers select as their second unit? Why?