Publication Date: September 19, 2002
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Increasingly, teachers report that the young children who enter their classrooms are difficult to manage. This perception is supported by alarming statistics on the number of children growing up in difficult life circumstances. In this volume, the authors draw on their experiences as a developmental psychologist and as a teacher educator to provide ways for teachers to create positive child-teacher relationships and classroom climates.
This forward-looking volume:
Carollee Howes is a nationally and internationally recognized Developmental Psychologist. She currently teaches in the Applied Developmental Ph.D. Program in the UCLA Department of Education. Sharon Ritchie has been in the field of education for 25 years. She is engaged in ongoing studies of quality and practice in early childhood classrooms throughout the nation.
“Carollee Howes and Sharon Ritchie show how teachers can develop positive relationships with children whose previous child-adult relationships have been very troubled….They have done the early childhood field an immense service.”
—From the Foreword by Barbara T. Bowman
“A thought-provoking and potentially life-altering book.”
— Sally Lubeck, School of Education, The University of Michigan