Technology for Early Childhood Education and Socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies

Technology for Early Childhood Education and Socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies

Sally Blake (University of Memphis, USA) and Satomi Izumi-Taylor (University of Memphis, USA)
Release Date: August, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 294
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-784-3
ISBN13: 9781605667843|ISBN10: 1605667846|EISBN13: 9781605667850
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Description:

With the ever-present growth in technology, opportunities to explore and experience technology at an early age are increasingly important in order to develop problem-solving and thinking skills.

Technology for Early Childhood Education and Socialization: Developmental Applications and Methodologies provides readers with valuable and authentic research on how technology relates to early childhood growth. Including international perspectives on technology and education from expert authors, this book discusses important issues of assessment, teacher education, special education, and family involvement in terms of technology.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of technology in early childhood
  • Assistive Technology
  • Computer technology in kindergartens
  • Promoting family involvement through technology
  • Tech-knowledge in early childhood education
  • Technology in early childhood teacher education
  • Technology in preschool education
  • Technology in professional development programs
  • Technology integration in primary classrooms
  • Young children's technology experience
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Chapter authors were enthusiastic to share their observations and experiences to make a positive impact on the lives of children and of educators at all levels.

– Satomi Izumi-Taylor, University of Memphis, USA
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Sally Blake is an associate professor in early childhood at the University of Memphis. Sally has been the PI on more than $600,000 dollars of Eisenhower funds and $700,000 of NASA funds for teacher training and professional development. Sally Blake was the Director and Co-PI of the NSF sponsored Partnership for Excellence in Teacher Education (PETE) and the Noyce Scholarship program at the University of Texas at El Paso. She was also a research fellow with the NSF Center for Research on Educational Reform,(MSP project) a teaching fellow with the NSF Center for Effective Teaching and Learning( MIE project), co-developer of the Research Pedagogical Labs and the MAT degree in the College of Science (MSP project), and Co-PI on the NSF GK-12 grant. She is the Faculty Research Director of the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute.
Satomi Izumi-Taylor is a professor of early childhood education in the department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership at the University of Memphis. She received her doctorate in family and child development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her mater’s degree in early childhood education from San Francisco State University. She was awarded the College of Education Outstanding Award for Research in 2003, the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching in 2004, the Dean’s Excellence Award in Mentoring in 2005, the College of Education’s Ellery Earl Crader Professor of Education Award in 2006, and the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service in 2008. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on cognitive, social, and moral development in children, pre-service teacher education, play, Japanese early childhood education, and reflection. Her current research interests include cross-cultural studies of childcare in China, Japan, the United States, and Sweden; pre-service teachers’ notion of technology in Japan; New Zealand, the US, and Taiwan; and American and Japanese pre-service teachers’ teaching science.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Judy Brown, Tennessee Pre-K Pilot Program, USA
  • Sandra Brown Turner, Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute, USA
  • Carol Coudeau Young, Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute, USA
  • Wendy Jacocks, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
  • Jorge Lopez, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Mary Jo Palmer, Southwest Tennessee Community College, USA
  • Scott Starks, University of Texas at El Paso, USA