Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: A Book Review

About The Book:

Over the years, most reforms in early childhood education have been well-intended, yet have not kept up with the needs of young children and educators in the classroom. Author Michael Gramling provides an historical overview of how educational policies came into effect and how they are driving educational practices. Gramling argues that ineffective practices are the result of unexamined public policies and asserts that educators need to challenge this kind thinking in order to make a difference in children's lives Powerful, thought provoking stories will inspire you to examine the problems and challenge you to envision a preschool classroom that works for all children. 

Softbound, 148 pgs.

About The Author:

Michael Gramling has spent nearly two decades working in early childhood education. He is an expert in providing family literacy and positive guidance training and he travels across the country presenting to educators. Gramling has helped develop literacy curricula for Head Start, aided programs in developing their required School Readiness Goals, and observed in classrooms from coast to coast.

My Review:

This was a great read connecting the standards and politics of early childhood education and developmentally appropriate practice. It includes a lot of statisitcs but mostly  a lot of great common sense practices that anyone in early childhood education and parents need to know about. There was a lot of great information that I need to still unpack and figure out how to use the information practically in my own work with young children. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education online through RedLeaf Press

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of RedLeaf Press, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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