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EDUC 7850 Foundations in Early Childhood: Developing a Shared Vision: Welcome & Course Readings

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EDUC 7850 Required Course Readings


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Anderson, I. (2009). Avoiding plagiarism in academic writing. Nursing Standard, 23(18), 35–37. 

Berg, R. (2008). The future of children's environmental health: Coping with global warming. Journal of Environmental Health, 71(3), 56–58.

Buysse, V., Winton, P. J., & Rous, B. (2009). Reaching consensus on a definition of professional development for the early childhood field. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 28(4), 235–243.

Castle, K. (2009). What do early childhood "professionals" do? Dimensions of Early Childhood, 37(3), 4–10.

Durand, T. M. (2010). Celebrating diversity in early care and education settings: Moving beyond the margins. Early Child Development & Care, 180(7), 835–848.

Freeman, M. (2000). The future of children's rights. Children & Society, 14(4), 277–293.

Gándara, P. (2010). The Latino education crisis. Educational Leadership, 67(5), 24–30.

Giovacco-Johnson, T. (2011). Applied ethics as a foundation in early childhood teacher education: Exploring the connections and possibilities. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38(6), 449–456.

Goble, C. B., & Horm, D. M. (2010). Take charge of your personal and professional development. Young Children, 65(6), 86–91.

Helm, J. H. (2007). Energize your professional development by connecting with a purpose: Building communities of practice. Young Children, 62(4), 12–17.

Hernon, P. and Schwartz, C. (2007). What is a problem statement? Library & Information Science Research, 29(3), 307–309.

Jazvac-Martek, M. (2009). Oscillating role identities: The academic experiences of education doctoral students. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 46(3), 253–264.

Karoly, L. A., & Gonzalez, G. C. (2011). Early care and education for children in immigrant families. Future of Children, 21(1), 71–101.

Kaye, J. S. (2007). Thoughts on preparing the next generation of child advocates. Vital Speeches of the Day, 73(6), 239–242.

Land, K. C., Lamb, V. L., & Zheng, H. (2011). How are the kids doing? How do we know?: Recent trends in child and youth well-being in the United States and some international comparisons. Social Indicators Research, 100(3), 463–477.

Lokteff, M., & Piercy, K. (2012). 'Who cares for the children?' Lessons from a global perspective of child care policy. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 21(1), 120–130.

Maloney, C., & Konza, D. (2011). A case study of teachers' professional learning: Becoming a community of professional learning or not? Issues in Educational Research, 21(1), 75–87.

McGregor, K. (2011). The top social care thinkers. Community Care, (1885), 34–35.

Neugebauer, R., & Hartzell, D. (2010). The heroic beginnings of child care: Looking back two centuries. Exchange: The Early Childhood Leader’s Magazine Since 1978, (196), 34–38.

Newbury, J. (2009). Contextualizing child and youth care: Striving for socially just practice. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 22(4), 20–29.

Newby, P. K. (2007). Are dietary intakes and eating behaviors related to childhood obesity? A comprehensive review of the evidence. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 35(1), 35–60.

Nganga, C. W. (2011). Emerging as a scholar practitioner: A reflective essay review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 19(2), 239–251.

Sheridan, S. M., Edwards, C. P., Marvin, C. A., & Knoche, L. L. (2009). Professional development in early childhood programs: Process issues and research needs. Early Education and Development, 20(3), 377–401.

Stabile, M., & Allin, S. (2012). The economic costs of childhood disability. Future of Children, 22(1), 65–96.

Stearns, P. N. (2009). Analyzing the role of culture in shaping American childhood: A twentieth-century case. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 6(1), 34–52.

Swaffield, S. (2007). Light touch critical friendship. Improving Schools, 10(3), 205–219.

Swick, K. (2007). Insights on caring for early childhood professionals and families. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35(2), 97–102.

Taggart, G. (2011). Don't we care? The ethics and emotional labour of early years professionalism. Early Years: Journal of International Research & Development, 31(1), 85–95.

Tommerdahl, J. (2010). A model for bridging the gap between neuroscience and education. Oxford Review of Education, 36(1), 97–109.

Whitehead, K. (2008). The construction of early Childhood teachers' professional identities, then and now. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 33(3), 34–41.

Wilcox, S. (2009). Transformative educational development scholarship: Beginning with ourselves. International Journal for Academic Development, 14(2), 123–132.

Yarrow, A. L. (2011). A history of federal child antipoverty and health policy in the United States since 1900. Child Development Perspectives, 5(1), 66–72.

Other Readings

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