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The Sociology of Early Childhood


reviewed by Ruth I. Golden 1969

coverTitle: The Sociology of Early Childhood
Author(s): Edith W. King, August Kerber
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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With the growing awareness of the importance of the early years in childhood development, this is a very timely book. Written from Dr. King's first-hand experience with cultural pluralism as a kindergarten teacher in a large city school system and doctoral research with August Kerber, Chairman of Wayne State's Sociology Department, the book reviews the current literature and activity in social psychology, sociology, linguistics, and education. The three sections of excellent resource material listed in the Appendix include "A Professional Reading List," "Materials for the Socially Centered Curriculum," and "Music for Developing Cultural Pluralism." In Part One, entitled "Sociocultural Influences on the American Child," the authors present both a social and a philosophic perspective of early childhood and education including language development, the self concept, and attitude formation. Part Two, "The Socially Centered Curriculum in Action," presents content, methods and resources, and concludes with a chapter on "A New Kind of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 1, 1969, p. 176-177
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1808, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:27:24 AM

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