International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education, 1st Edition

  • Cristina A. Huertas-Abril
  • María Elena Gómez-Parra
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  • ISBN-10: 1799825051
  • ISBN-13: 9781799825050
  • DDC: 372.21
  • 343 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Through different approaches like toys and play, children explore and know the rules and symbols of their communities and recreate roles and situations that reflect their sociocultural and 21st century plurilingual world. As a result, they learn how to subordinate desires to social rules, cooperate with others willingly, and engage in socially appropriate behavior. When they are evaluated together psychologically, there is a current need for action to increase the amount and quality of play provided to children. Since discrepancies are observed between urban and rural areas, as well as among different cultures, there is also a need for a research initiative where cultures can learn and take advantage of the experiences of each other. International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education is an essential scholarly publication that identifies ways of intertwining key areas of early childhood education, including international approaches, intercultural education, bilingual/plurilingual education, and the role of play and toys as means for meaningful intercultural and multilingual learning. By incorporating a view of different cultures, societies, languages, and educational experiences in early childhood education, this volume provides data for international and intercultural exchange for the benefit of children. Highlighting a range of topics such as educational systems, play therapy, and games, this book is ideal for early childhood teachers, educators, academicians, researchers, professionals, psychologists, sociologists, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Good Language Practices in Early Childhood Education.
1: Does Bilingualism Expand the Cognitive Experience of the Students? A Case Study in Early Childhood Education.
2: Translanguaging Practices in Early Childhood Classrooms From an Intercultural Perspective.
3: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Develop Linguistic Abilities in Bilingual Education.
4: Music Integration to Reduce Experiences of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety in Early Childhood Education.
5: Creating Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classroom Communities in Early Childhood Language Immersion Schools.
The Innovative Role of Families in 21st Century Early Childhood Education.
6: Children's Development: A Glance Into Early Childhood Education and Family Dynamics.
7: The Adventure of Raising Kids in Spanish and English as Non-Native Anglophone Families in Spain: Parents' Perceptions Before and During the Process.
8: Raising Children in Cantonese, English, and Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese) Within Non-Trilingual Families: Motivation, Attitude, and Expectations.
Attention to Diversity in Early Childhood Education.
9: Teachers' Perceptions Towards Technology Integration Into Inclusive Early Childhood Education: A Case Study in the Spanish Context.
10: Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Case Study in Early Childhood.
11: Play Work and Play Therapy.
Multidisciplinary Approaches in Early Childhood Education.
12: Connecting STEM Rich Learning Environments With Environmental Education.
13: Delivering Integrated Early<Childhood Education and Development Through Family in Focus: A South African Case.
14: Building Academic Foundation Through Investing in Early Childhood Education and Development in South African Informal Settlement.
15: Thoughts on Why and How to Promote Sustainable Practices in Early Years Education.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.