Peer Competence and Social Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs


reviewed by Sonja de Groot Kim - 2004

coverTitle: Peer Competence and Social Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs
Author(s): Kristen Mary Kemple
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 080774395X , Pages: 179, Year: 2004
Search for book at Amazon.com

Kristen Kemple, a noted expert on children’s social competence has written a much needed book for both early childhood educators and early childhood special educators. Let’s be friends. Peer competence in early childhood programs is a book which seamlessly fuses theory and practice and provides both kinds of practitioners, as well as teacher candidates, with a sound rationale and background information, illuminating anecdotes, and thought-provoking questions. Kemple’s deep respect for children and abiding faith in teachers shine through in every chapter of this book. This book is written with preschool and kindergarten teachers in mind, even though references are made to, and examples are given of, experiences for first and second graders.   Using a clear, readable style, Kemple has created a kind of “marriage manual” for both early childhood educators and early childhood special educators. This will serve to create a common foundation from which to deliver developmentally, culturally, and individually appropriate services for young children, with the ultimate goal the fostering of social competence. Kemple believes that early... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Peer Competence and Social Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 922-925
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11265, Date Accessed: 8/24/2019 9:59:19 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review