Science Education during Early Childhood

A Cultural-Historical Perspective

ISBN: 978-94-007-5185-9 (Print) 978-94-007-5186-6 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. The Origins of Higher Psychological Functions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-18

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      Pages 1-14

      Learning, Development, and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 19-39

      The Origins of Reading: Science Texts

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      Pages 41-60

      The Genesis of Conceptual Categories

  3. RETHINKING YOUNG CHILDREN’S ENGAGEMENT IN SCIENCE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-66

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      Pages 67-90

      Engaging Children in Collective Curriculum Design

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 91-110

      Margin|Center

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 111-134

      Darkness|Light

  4. TEACHER PREPARATION AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-137

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      Pages 139-160

      Creating the Potential for Learning in Early Childhood Education

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      Pages 161-180

      Preparing Teachers for Early Childhood Science Teaching

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      Pages 181-197

      Magnifying Effects with LIGHT

  5. EPILOGUE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 201-207

      Valuing Children’s Early Science Experiences

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 209-221