Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice (2Nd Ed.)
Gibbs, Lauren, Childhood Education
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: History, Theory, and Practice (2nd ed.). Harry Morgan. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011. 233pp. Paperback, $35.53. The author of this book is a professor of child development, learning theory, and research, and has written many books dealing with early education, development, and strategies to assist in learning. Here he examines the history, theoretical background, science, and public opinion on early childhood education. The book also provides strategies for parents and teachers on literacy development and describes what early education is like now and what it will be in the years to come.
While geared toward teachers of early education, the book could benefit teachers of all ages. The beginning section reviews the history of early education, and explains the findings of such influential theorists as Freud, Pavlov, Piaget, Erikson, and Vygotsky. It touches on the rights of women and children, and on the era of slavery. …