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Spodek, Bernard

Overview
Works: 119 works in 401 publications in 3 languages and 28,857 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: LB1119, 372.21
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Most widely held works about Bernard Spodek
 
Most widely held works by Bernard Spodek
Handbook of research on the education of young children by Bernard Spodek( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of early childhood education and development has recently been the object of increased research and inquiry as well as heightened public concern for the education of young children." "The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is a definitive compendium of research findings related to early childhood education. This comprehensive volume presents critical reviews of recent research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts in the area. Recent studies are also placed within a framework of well-established conceptual, historical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of the field." "Written by leading researchers and scholars of the profession, this reference work is divided info four sections: child development and early education, foundations of early childhood educational curriculum, foundations of early childhood educational policy, and research strategies for early childhood education." "Since the education of young children is so closely interrelated with the field of child development, the first section of the Handbook is devoted entirely to an examination of the relationship between early childhood education and research in the area of human development. The ways children learn to think, to move, to use language, to interact with their peers, and to deal with their emotions, provides a basis for the way activities can be designed to help them achieve significant goals in these areas." "Part II of the Handbook addresses research on the foundations of educational curriculum for the young child. Informing early childhood educators about the basis for classroom activities and the possible consequences, the Handbook examines how the nature of educational programs established for young children has changed over the years, and presents curriculum alternatives. The areas of play, language and literacy, mathematics, science, social sciences, music, and art are also reviewed in separate chapters." "The third section analyzes research related to public policy issues, focusing on how educational legislation and regulation at both local and national levels influence all facets of early childhood programs. Issues such as the testing and evaluation of children, child care, parental involvement, early childhood special education, and teacher education programs are evaluated." "The final section of the Handbook examines research strategies and methodologies used in studying early childhood education and educational environments. Cross-national research methodology is also addressed in the final chapters, using case studies of international kindergartens and comparative data." "The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children suggests new visions of early childhood education and serves as an invaluable resource for school officials, teachers, libraries, and creators of public policy."--Jacket
Teaching in the early years by Bernard Spodek( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early childhood education by Bernard Spodek( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, a collection of articles by early childhood specialists, represents an attempt to identify issues and major concerns in the field, and analyze selected aspects of knowledge pertaining to early childhood education. The articles are: (1) "Introduction: From a Time of Plenty" by Bernard Spodek and Herbert J. Walberg; (2) "Affective and Social Learning in the Early School Environment" by Patricia Minuchin; (3) "Contrasting Views of Intellectual Functioning and Their Implications for Education" by Herbert Zimiles; (4) "Cognition in Early Childhood Education: a Historical Perspective" by Barbara Biber; (5) "Perspectives on Bilingual Education" by Vera John-Steiner and Ellen Souberman; (6) "Understanding Infants" by J.R. Ronald Lally; (7) "Early Education of the Handicapped: Issues and Alternatives" by Merle Karnes and Reid Zehrbach; (8) "Curriculum Construction in Early Childhood Education" by Bernard Spodek; (9) "Behavior Analysis Applied to Early Childhood Education" by Sidney Bijou; (10) "Education and Evaluation: Cutting Throught the Rhetoric" by Edna Shapiro; (11) "The Socialization of Teachers" by Lilian Katz. (Ms)
Early childhood teacher preparation( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple perspectives on play in early childhood education( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play has been part of early childhood programs since the initial kindergarten developed by Friedreich Froebel more than one hundred and fifty years ago. While research shows that most teachers value children's play, they often do not know how to guide that play to make it more educational. Too often, in reflecting the value of child-initiated activities, teachers set the stage for children's play, observe it, but hesitate to intervene in that play. They may fear that to intervene is to create a developmentally inappropriate set of educational practices. However, the lack of intervention may limit the educational outcomes of play. Meanwhile, a large body of research exists on different forms of children's play in educational settings that could inform teachers of young children and help them to improve their practice and support more educational play. Saracho and Spodek bring together much of that research in an accessible volume for early childhood teachers and teacher educators
Handbook of research in early childhood education( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in the kindergarten by Helen F Robison( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and German and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's kindergarten : exploring the knowledge base, expanding the curriculum( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainstreaming young children by Bernard Spodek( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of early childhood education : teaching three-, four-, and five-year-old children by Bernard Spodek( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the multicultural experience in early childhood education by Olivia N Saracho( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A 1982-83 comprehensive membership benefit."
Contemporary perspectives on mathematics in early childhood education( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the research in mathematics education for young children. The researchers who conducted the critical analysis focused on the relationship between (1) mathematics learning in the early years and domain specific approaches to cognitive development, (2) the children's social learning and their developing understanding of math, and (3) the children's learning in a natural context and their understanding of mathematics concepts. The work of these scholars can help guide those researchers who are interested in pursuing studies in early childhood mathematics in a specific area of study. This volume will facilitate the research conducted by both novice and expert researchers. The volume has accomplished its major goals, which consists of critically analyzing important research in a specific area that would be most useful in advancing the field and provide recommendations for both researchers and educators."--Jacket
Contemporary perspectives on science and technology in early childhood education( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scientific and technological knowledge should be a part of every individual's education. There are many ways to enhance young children's scientific thinking and problem-solving skills as well as their technological abilities. The purpose of this volume is to present a critical analysis of reviews of research on science and technology education in early childhood education. The first part of the volume includes contributions by leading scholars in science, while the second part includes contributions by leading scholars in technology."--Jacket
Contemporary perspectives on socialization and social development in early childhood education by Olivia N Saracho( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aims to present a selection of chapters that reflect various issues relating to children's socialization processes that help them become successful members of their society. This work describes the children's socialization forces and the different developmental theories that have influenced our understanding of the socialization process
Contemporary perspectives on play in early childhood education by Olivia N Saracho( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, children's play has gained considerable attention, and important concerns have emerged. The volume presents a review and critical analysis of the research and theoretical knowledge on the educational play of young children. The chapters reflect a range of philosophies on various aspects of children's play. Each chapter includes a review of research and theory, implications for practice, and a comprehensive set of references. Following an introduction on the historical antecedent of early childhood educational play, the chapters of the book are as follows: (1) "Understanding Play and Its Theories" (Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek); (2) "Spontaneous Play in the 21st Century" (Fergus P. Hughes); (3) "Theories of Pretense, Mental Representation, and Humor Development: Answers and Questions" (Doris Bergen); (4) "Play in SchoolThe Teacher's Role: Reforms and Recent Research" (Ole Fredrik Lillemyr); (5) "Young Children's Play and Cognitive Style" (Olivia N. Saracho); (6) "On the Relation between Play and Symbolic Thought: The Case of Mathematics Manipulatives" (David H. Uttal); (7) "Play and Early Development and Education: The Instantiation of Parental Belief Systems" (Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Meera Shin, Kwanghee Jung, and Ziarat Hossain); (8) "Play in Children: An Attachment Perspective" (Gary Creasey and Patricia Jarvis); (9) "The Teening of Preschool Play" (Francine Smolucha); and (10) "Early Childhood Educational Play" (Bernard Spodek and Olivia N. Saracho). (Hth)
Contemporary perspectives on social learning in early childhood education( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social epistemology is a broad set of approaches to the study of knowledge and to gain information about the social dimensions. This book discusses the social and historical contexts in which different forms of knowledge are formulated based on the perspective of social epistemology. It also discusses the emergence of social epistemology
Contemporary perspectives on language policy and literacy instruction in early childhood education by Olivia N Saracho( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary perspectives in literacy in early childhood education by Olivia N Saracho( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Contemporary perspectives on families, communities, and schools for young children by Olivia N Saracho( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary influences in early childhood curriculum( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Handbook of research on the education of young children
Alternative Names
スポーデク

スポデック, B.

Languages
English (192)

German (4)

Japanese (1)

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Multiple perspectives on play in early childhood educationFoundations of early childhood education : teaching three-, four-, and five-year-old childrenContemporary perspectives on mathematics in early childhood educationContemporary perspectives on science and technology in early childhood educationContemporary perspectives on socialization and social development in early childhood educationContemporary perspectives on play in early childhood educationContemporary perspectives on social learning in early childhood educationContemporary perspectives on language policy and literacy instruction in early childhood education