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Technology and Young Children

Book Description

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

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Practitioner Reviewers
    2. Faculty Reviewers
    3. Author and Reviewer
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Understanding the Digital Communication Generation Gap: Values, Beliefs, Social Cultural Systems that Influence Teaching Practice
    1. Chapter 1: The Impact of Technology on Early Childhood Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE TRENDS
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Enculturation of Young Children and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ENCULTURATION ENVIRONMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY
      3. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Children’s Power for Learning in the Age of Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUTURE TRENDS: LIBERATION AND COMMITMENT AS OUTCOMES OF CELEBRATING CHILDREN’S POWER
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Technology in Three American Preschools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: PRESCHOOL SETTINGS IN THE UNITED STATES
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS: THE CONFLICT OF DIGITAL MEDIA AND “AUTHENTIC” LEARNING
    5. Chapter 5: Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: TECHNOLOGY AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
      3. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Bridging the Gap between Technology-Based Educational Research Methods and Child Development
    1. Chapter 6: Bridging the Communication Gap through Video Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Bridging the Gap between Pedagogy and Technology
    1. Chapter 7: Early Childhood Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD MATH AND SCIENCE CLASSROOMS
    2. Chapter 8: Technology and Second Language Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: MR. JOHNSON’S LESSON
      3. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND LANGUAGE LEARNING
      4. USING COMPUTER-BASED CONCEPT MAPPING TO DEVELOP SECOND LANGUAGE ABILITIES IN EARLY-CHILDHOOD LEARNERS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Science Technology and Young Children
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: TEACHING TOOLS, OR TEACHING THINKING?
      3. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 10: Mathematics Learning through the Use of Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHARTER SCHOOL VIGNETTE
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS TO TEACHING AND LEARNING IN MATHEMATICS: EXAMPLES FROM A CHARTER SCHOOL IN THE USA
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS: IS TECHNOLOGY NECESSARY TO DEVELOP MATHEMATICAL THINKING?
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 11: Technology for Young Children with Special Needs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: EARLY INTERVENTION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
      3. TYPES OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice
    1. Chapter 12: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Implementation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS: IMPLEMENTATION
      4. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors