Johnson co-edits fifth edition of early childhood education book

November 03, 2008

James E. Johnson, professor of early childhood education (ECE), is co-editor of the newly released fifth edition of the book titled "Approaches to Early Childhood Education" (Pearson, 2009). In the book, Johnson and co-author Jaipaul L, Roopnarine, faculty member at Syracuse University, assembled text that enhances students' abilities to meet the challenges facing the ECE field. The new edition explores the topic of developmental science and prevention research in practice and policy as well as the relationship between ECE standards and curricular activities. Some chapters address how various approaches are making way for an aligned and coordinated preschool-to-third-grade system.

Johnson also co-authored two of the book's chapters. He and Jennifer Chestnut, graduate student in Penn State's Curriculum and Instruction program, wrote "Early Development and Education Programs in Public Schools." Christy Williams, alumna of the Curriculum and Instruction program, collaborated with Johnson to co-author "The Waldorf Approach to Early Childhood Education."

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