With all of the conflicting advice published on childrearing, it is difficult for parents to determine which sources of child development literature are the best to follow. Sclafani helps readers to access the appropriate research-based findings. He highlights the different approaches to childrearing and provides practical advice about which approaches work best and why.
Eminent educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Dewey’s foundational work to reimagine education’s aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all three domains of life: home and family, occupational, and civic.
I have two addictions—kids and psychology. It’s pretty easy to figure out why I grew addicted to kids, but with psychology it’s less obvious. I became addicted to psychology because I grew up learning how to use power, and I finally got tired of fighting with everybody. In place of power, I’m suggesting some practical and usable tools for parents and teachers that are adapted from formal psychological concepts.
For decades, the primary argument in justifying education has been based on its direct economic effects. Yet education also provides “social benefits” for individuals and society at large, including a better way of taking care of ourselves, and consequently creating a better society to live in.
As early-year education and very early child care increase, parents and professionals face many difficult questions. What are the effects of early education on children? Are parents fulfilling their roles? What should teachers’ roles be?