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Teaching compassion : humane education in early childhood / Mary Renck Jalongo, editor
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]
©2014
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LB1139.35.M67 T43 2014    DUE 09-25-14 OFF CAMPUS
Subject(s) Moral education
Compassion in children
Early childhood education
Educational psychology
Developmental psychology
Physical Description xvi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Summary In response to highly publicized incidents of school violence, educators across the United States and in many other nations are seeking effective ways to prevent and modify aggressive and anti-social behaviors in students. One of the major recommendations of the research is that efforts to prevent cruelty need to begin early, during the early childhood years of birth through age eight. The focus of Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood is guiding young children to accept responsibility for and to be kind in their interactions with fellow human beings, animals and the environment. Although humane education is a relatively new concept in the field of early childhood education, professionals in the field are very familiar with many of the related concepts, including: promoting positive interpersonal interactions, teaching children the skills of self-regulation, giving children experience in caring for living things and protecting the environment. This edited volume is an interdisciplinary compendium of professional wisdom gathered from experts in the fields of education, child development, science, psychology, sociology and humane organizations. As the book amply documents, the concept of humane education is powerful, integrative, timely and appropriate in work with young children. Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood shows how it is possible for adults dedicated to the care and education of young children to balance attention to the cognitive and affective realms and, in so doing, to elevate the overall quality of early childhood programs for children, families and communities
Contents Part I. Foundations of humane education -- 1. Humane education and the development of empathy in early childhood: definitions, rationale, and outcomes / Mary Renck Jalongo -- 2. Short-term interventions that accomplish humane education goals: an international review of the research literature / Virginio Aguirre and Agustín Orihuela -- 3. Using interactions between children and companion animals to build skills in self-regulation and emotion regulation / Wanda Boyer -- 4. Teaching preservice early childhood educators about humane education / Tunde Szecsi -- 5. Humane education and education for sustainable development: initiatives with common goals / Nicole B. Stants -- Part II. Homes and communities -- 6. The treatment of animals within families of young children: antecedents of compassion and cruelty / Marjorie L. Stanek -- 7. Including animals in play therapy with young children and families / Risë VanFleet and Tracie Faa-Thompson -- 8. Foundational humane education: promoting love of nature and affinity for animals in schools and communities / Nancy Bires and Dana Schultz -- 9. Children and the human-animal bond: minimizing pet loss during disasters / Holly J. Travis -- Part III. Humane education in the early childhood curriculum and beyond -- 10. Establishing a climate of care and safety: considerations for volunteers' entry and sustained involvement in anmial-assisted literacy programs in elementary classrooms / Lori Friesen -- 11. Beyond words: using language and literature to teach compassion for others / Patricia A. Crawford -- 12. Promoting humane education through intermountain therapy animals' R.E.A.D. program / Kathy Klotz -- 13. Guardians of the earth: teaching children to care for all living things / Audrey C. Rule and Ksenai S. Zhbanova -- 14. Humane education in an early childhood science education curriculum / Amanda K. Onion -- 15. Epilogue: Humane education for a humane world / Zoe Weil
NOTE 537117
Series Educating the young child ; .8
Alternate Author Jalongo, Mary Renck

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