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Knowledge Development in Early Childhood
Sources of Learning and Classroom Implications

Edited by Ashley M. Pinkham, Tanya Kaefer, and Susan B. Neuman

270 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
June 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0499-2
Cat. #0499
Price: $40.00 $34.00
June 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0504-3
EPUB format
Price: $40.00 $34.00

I. Sources of Children’s Knowledge

1. What You See Is What You Get: Learning from the Ambient Environment, Tanya Kaefer

2. Learning through Play: Procedural versus Declarative Knowledge, Jennifer Van Reet

3. How Children Understand and Use Other People as Sources of Knowledge: Children’s Selective Use of Testimony, Sherryse L. Corrow, Jason Cowell, Sabine Doebel, and Melissa A. Koenig

4. Beyond Pedagogy: How Children’s Knowledge Develops in the Context of Everyday Parent–Child Conversations, Maureen Callanan, Jennifer Rigney, Charlotte Nolan-Reyes, and Graciela Solis

5. Drawing on the Arts: Less-Traveled Paths toward a Science of Learning, Jessa Reed, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

6. Learning by the Book: The Importance of Picture Books for Young Children’s Knowledge Acquisition, Ashley M. Pinkham

7. Television and Children’s Knowledge, Heather J. Lavigne and Daniel R. Anderson

II. Promoting Knowledge Development in the Classroom

8. Four Play Pedagogies and a Promise for Children’s Learning, Kathleen Roskos and James Christie

9. The Research–Reality Divide in Early Vocabulary Instruction, Tanya S. Wright

10. The Contributions of Curriculum to Shifting Teachers’ Practices, David K. Dickinson, Erica M. Barnes, and Jin-Sil Mock

11. Scaffolding Preschoolers’ Vocabulary Development through Purposeful Conversations: Unpacking the ExCELL Model of Language and Literacy Professional Development, Barbara A. Wasik and Annemarie H. Hindman

12. Building Knowledge through Informational Text, Nell K. Duke, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, and Jennifer A. Knight

13. Knowledge Acquisition in the Classroom: Literacy and Content-Area Knowledge, Carol McDonald Connor and Frederick J. Morrison14. Building Literacy Skills through Multimedia, Rebecca Silverman and Sarah Hines

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