Education for a civil society : how guidance teaches young children democratic life skills / Dan Gartrell.
- ISBN: 1928896871
- ISBN: 9781928896876
- Physical Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
- Publisher: Washington, D.C. : NAEYC, 2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-169).
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A new education for civility -- Education for democracy : the progressive tradition -- Healthy self, healthy society : psychology of the democratic life skills -- Neuroscience and nurturing relationships -- Best practices in early childhood education : not just for young children -- Family-teacher partnerships : an early childhood approach -- Developmentally appropriate practice : in the classroom -- The encouraging classroom : using guidance with the group -- The guidance approach : guidance with individual children -- Guidance to include every child -- Prelude to part three -- Democratic life skill 1: finding acceptance as a member of the group and as a worthy individual -- Democratic life skill 2 : expressing strong emotions in non-hurting ways -- Democratic life skill 3 : solving problems creatively, independently and in cooperation with others -- Democratic life skill 4 : accepting unique human qualities in others -- Democratic life skill 5 : thinking intelligently and ethically -- Next steps : development, demonstration, and practice -- Appendix: Initial operationalization charts of the democratic life skills -- Glossary.
Focuses on early childhood education for the hope of creating and sustaining a more civil society. The democratic life skills are: 1) Finding acceptance as a member of the group and as a worthy individual; 2) Expressing strong emotions in non-hurting ways; 3) Solving problems creatively, individually and in cooperation with others; 4) Accepting unique human qualities in others; 5) Thinking intelligently and ethically.
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