Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Standing Up for Something Every Day is written for present and future teachers in the early childhood classroom who truly want to make a difference in the lives of children. Exploring some of the most complex and pressing social and ethical dilemmas confronting early childhood educators, the author provides concrete ways of addressing social justice concerns in practice. Four model teacher-guides accompany readers from chapter to chapter, and demonstrate strategies for standing up for children through ethics, respect for diversity, and commitment to advocacy. This book offers important insights, encouragement, and practical suggestions to early childhood educators who are committed to excellence and equity in their classrooms.
Beatrice S. Fennimore is a professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Visit her website at www.standingupforsomething.com.
“A timely and artfully written book that provides pre- and inservice early childhood teachers with a practical guide to creating and maintaining socially just classrooms.”
—J. Amos Hatch, University of Tennessee
“This is a book for all who are committed to improving early care and education from the ground up.”
—From the Foreword by Celia Genishi, professor emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University