Publication Date: December 10, 2009
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Early childhood education programs are expected to provide exemplary care for all children—poor and affluent, children of color and White children—while also adapting care to include children’s families and cultures. These two sets of expectations are often difficult for teachers and programs to meet. In this book, Carollee Howes shows how high-quality programs successfully adapt child development guidelines within cultural contexts, and why quality needs to be and can be measured in culturally specific ways. This important book:
Carollee Howes is Professor in Psychological Studies in Education and Director of the Center for Improving Child Care Quality at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the co-author of A Matter of Trust: Connecting Teachers and Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom.
“Will have immediate relevance for policy debates, for understanding the mechanisms of program effects, and for educators who wish to deepen their knowledge of practice.”
—Robert C. Pianta, University of Virginia
“I urge all higher education faculty, in-service teacher trainers, accreditation observers, researchers, text-book writers and policymakers of standards to read this book.”
—From the Foreword by Louise Derman-Sparks