Chapter 3 Key terms
Humanistic approach: is a psychological perspective that emphasizes the study of the whole person.
Universal education: is the ability of all people to have equal opportunity in education, regardless of their social class, gender, ethnicity background or physical and mental disabilities.
Child-centered approach: is teaching and treating children in which the child’s needs and wishes are the most important thing.
Developmentally appropriate practice: is the approach to teaching grounded in the research on how young children develop and learn and in what is known about effective early education. Its framework is designed to promote young children's optimal learning and development.
Tabula rasa: is an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals
Kindergarten: is a school or class that prepares children for first grade
Infant school: is a school for children between the ages of four and seven years. It is usually a small school serving a particular locality
Gifts: materials presented by the teacher
Occupations: handwork activities
Nursery School: is an educational establishment offering early childhood education to children between the ages of three and five, prior to the commencement of compulsory education at primary school
National Association for the Education of Young Children: is a large nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates
Parent Cooperative Nursery Schools- organized by a group of families with similar philosophies who hire a trained teacher to provide their children with a quality preschool experience.
Laboratory Preschools: is an elementary or secondary school operated in association with a university, college, or other teacher education institution and used for the training of future teachers, educational experimentation, educational...