Technology and Young Children: Bridging the Communication-Generation Gap, 1st Edition

  • Sally Blake
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  • ISBN-10: 1613500602
  • ISBN-13: 9781613500606
  • DDC: 372.133
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 326 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Teachers of young children are the technology gatekeepers in childcare programs. They are vital to the appropriate use of technology, yet little is documented concerning training and understanding of teachers’ role in classrooms. TECHNOLOGY AND YOUNG CHILDREN: BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATION-GENERATION GAP presents the view that beliefs, history, research, and policy are essential to changing the educational system with technology. The content should help teachers reflect on what is happening as the center of learning power moves outside the classroom. The suggestions for use of technology are designed to help educators ease into the use of technology rather than leap off the cliff of innovation, developing confidence and competence in their teaching.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Understanding the Digital Communication Generation Gap: Values, Beliefs, Social Cultural Systems That Influence Teaching Practice.
2: The Impact of Technology on Early Childhood Education: Where the Child Things Are? Adults, Children, Digital Monsters and the Spaces in Between.
3: Enculturation of Young Children and Technology.
4: Children's Power for Learning in the Age of Technology.
5: Technology in Three American Preschools: Technological Influences of Ideology and Social Class.
6: Technology: Changing the Research Base on Young Children.
7: Bridging the Gap between Technology-Based Educational Research Methods and Child Development.
8: Bridging the Communication Gap through Video Research: The Preschool in Three Cultures Method.
9: Bridging the Gap between Pedagogy and Technology.
10: Early Childhood Teachers: Closing the Digital-Divide.
11: Technology and Second Language Learning: Developmental Recommendations for Early-Childhood Education.
12: Science Technology and Young Children.
13: Mathematics Learning through the Use of Technology.
14: Technology for Young Children with Special Needs.
15: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice.
16: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Implementation: Preschool Education in Mexico, Latin America and Spain.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.