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Early Childhood Classroom Processes
ECE Faculty Bookshelf
  • Rebecca Kantor, University of Colorado Denver
  • David E. Fernie, Ohio State University - Main Campus
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This Volume is the culminating project of 10 years of collaborative study in a preschool classroom, where each year, 3- and 4-year olds and their teachers meet daily to construct a life together in an early childhood program. In the chapters, each author presents a discussion of his or her early childhood education topic of interest. In each chapter the uniqueness of a sociocultural/ethnographic perspective and the field of a data analysis is highlighted through a comparison with a traditional early childhood literature on that topic. Certain salient and pervasive "cultural themes" emerged across analyses: peer culture and school culture, social construction, and educational possibilities. These analyses extend our understanding of a single classroom to broader implications for theory and practice.
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Kantor, R. & Fernie, D. (Eds.) (2003). Early Childhood Classroom Processes. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.