Description : "Given the diverse auspices and leadership in early education in the U.S.,United States, Universal Preschool will only happen through collaboration. The issue of Universal Preschool is not new. Others have conducted research, shared success stories, and ideas for moving forward.This book plans a different approach to the Universal Preschool dilemma by using dynamic and specific lenses to sift through the layers of power and policy that are the foundation of any effort"
Description : The United States has the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world. Contesting the idea that women need to negotiate better within the family, and redefining the notion of success in the workplace, Joan C. Williams reinvigorates the work-family debate and offers the first steps to making life manageable for all American families.
Description : What directions should workforce policy in the U.S. take over the next few decades in light of major labor market developments that will likely occur--such as the retirements of baby boomers and continuing globalization? This new volume edited by Harry J. Holzer and Demetra Smith Nightingale presents fresh thoughts on the topic. This book offers policy discussions that are firmly grounded in strong research and that address the critical workforce issues of the coming years.
Description : The most comprehensive work on China’s education reform available--from one of the nation’s most influential figures in education In Advice on the Education of China, Zhu Yongxin explores points of view from both educational researchers and government officials and policymakers, thus providing a broader range of topics any other book available to Western audiences. The book covers such topics as the concept of fair education, education evaluation, the purpose of comprehensive education, special education, education without interference from political administration, and the comparative study of education between east and west countries. Zhu Yongxin (Beijing, China) is a member of National People's Congress Standing Committee, vice chairman of Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), and vice president of Chinese Society of Education (CSE). He also works as a professor and PhD supervisor in Suzhou University.
Description : For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualizing the world, and creating new possibilities. In Everyday Artists, the author addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. A practicing teacher herself, Bentley uses vignettes of children’s everyday activities—from block building to clean-up to outdoor play—to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children. Book Features: Tangible examples of everyday arts experiences told through lively classroom stories.An examination of the teacher’s role with suggestions of appropriate ways to support children’s artistic expression.Clear explanations of how inquiry and creativity contribute to the overall thinking and learning of the young child.A “Voice of the Teacher” section that offers teaching strategies for extending children’s thinking and learning.A wide-range of ideas for teachers who feel they do not know how to “do” art. Dana Frantz Bentley is a teacher researcher and preschool teacher at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a Doctorate of Education, Art, and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. “Much has been written about the role of the arts in education, especially about the importance of the arts to early childhood learning. Dana Frantz Bentley endows the arts with an additional and central kind of significance rooted in a broad conception of cognition.” —From the Foreword by Judith M. Burton, Teachers College, Columbia University “Like the young children she describes, Dana Frantz Bentley is an ‘everyday artist,’ making something ‘beautiful’ of her informed and thoughtful pedagogy. There is much to learn from the artful reflection and generative inquiry of this inspired early childhood educator.” —Jessica Hoffmann Davis, author of Why Our Schools Need the Arts