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Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
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Preface

I. Introduction

1. "Silent Voices of Knowing" in the History of Early Childhood Education and Curriculum, Debora Basler Wisneski

2. Curriculum and Research: What Are the Gaps We Ought to Mind? Nancy File

II. Influences on Curriculum

3. The Relationship between Child Development and Early Childhood Curriculum, Nancy File

4. From Theory to Curriculum: Developmental Theory and Its Relationship to Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education, J. Amos Hatch

5. The Curriculum Theory Lens on Early Childhood: Moving Thought into Action, Jennifer J. Mueller

6. From Theory to Curriculum: The Project Approach, Judy Harris Helm

7. Using Critical Theory to Trouble the Early Childhood Curriculum: Is It Enough? Mindy Blaise and Sharon Ryan

8. Using Critical Theories in the Curriculum, Betsy J. Cahill and Tammy L. Gibson

III. Examining Curriculum Approaches and Their Applications

9. Infant Toddler Curriculum: Review, Reflection, and Revolution, Diane M. Horm, Carla B. Goble, and Kathryn R. Branscomb

10. Creative Curriculum and High Scope Curriculum: Constructing Possibilities in Early Education, Sara Michael-Luna and Lucinda G. Heimer

11. Te Whariki - The Early Childhood Curriculum of Aotearoa New Zealand, Jenny R. Ritchie and Cary A. Buzzelli

12. A Situated Framework: The Reggio Experience, Andrew J. Stremmel

13. Publishers in the Mix: Examining Literacy Curricula, Mariana Souto-Manning

IV. Conclusion

14. The Place of Play in Early Childhood Curriculum, Debora Basler Wisneski and Stuart Reifel

15. Early Childhood Curriculum as Palimpsest, Katherine Delaney and Elizabeth Graue

16. Strengthening Curriculum in Early Childhood, Nancy File, Debora Basler Wisneski, and Jennifer J. Mueller

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About the Author

Nancy File is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jennifer J. Mueller is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. a Debora Basler Wisneski is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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[Curriculum in Early Childhood Education]is a comprehensive look at the issues and influences that impact early childhood curriculum and practice. The chapters provide excellent background information as well as ties to current trends or problems in the field. --Teachers College Record

[Curriculum in Early Childhood Education]provokes a much-needed dialogue to create a more expansive early childhood curriculum that includes multiple perspectives and possibilities. The book is highly recommended as an excellent contribution to the field of early childhood. -- CHOICE

[Curriculum in Early Childhood Education] is a comprehensive look at the issues and influences that impact early childhood curriculum and practice. The chapters provide excellent background information as well as ties to current trends or problems in the field. This is a strong addition to the literature; the focus is clear and it is appropriate for the intended audience. It would be useful as a core text in any early childhood graduate program. -- Teachers College Record

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