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By Ann Miles Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne

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Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Montessori were greatly influenced by him. The theories of developmental stages, such as of Jean Piaget and Arnold Gesell (see Chapter 4), support Rousseau’s idea of natural development. In Europe, his ideas had a ripple effect that sent waves across the Atlantic Ocean. SECTION 1 What Is the Field of Early Childhood Education? Rousseau’s ideas are still followed today in early childhood classes. Free play is based on Rousseau’s belief in children’s inherent goodness and ability to choose what they need to learn.

The Kaiser experience has never been equaled, either in the universal quality of care or in the variety of services. However, it left us a legacy, which Hymes has stressed ever since (in Dickerson, 1992): “It is no great trick to have an excellent child care program. ” The model Kaiser Child Care Centers provided for child care remains exemplary. … The centers were to have three distinctive qualities. One, they were to be located not out in the community but right at the entrance to the two Equality in Education Genevieve Naylor/CORBIS Kaiser Shipyard operated a model child care center during World War II.

Early education practices have been influenced by many of these perspectives. For instance, understanding and accepting each child’s family and cultural perspectives includes a working knowledge of the variations in attitudes and child-rearing practices. Learning about nontraditional cultures and behaviors has become critical for professional teachers to honor diversity both in the classroom and in the larger societal context (see Chapters 3 and 9–15). American Influences Colonial Days The American educational system began in the colonies.

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