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Standing Up for Something Every Day

Ethics and Justice in Early Childhood Classrooms

Beatrice S. Fennimore Sharon Ryan

9780807755600
160 pages
Teachers College Press
Overview
Standing Up for Something Every Day is written for present and future teachers in the early childhood classroom who truly want to make a difference in the lives of children. Exploring some of the most complex and pressing social and ethical dilemmas confronting early childhood educators, the author provides concrete ways of addressing social justice concerns in practice. Four model teacher-guides accompany readers from chapter to chapter, and demonstrate strategies for standing up for children through ethics, respect for diversity, and commitment to advocacy. This book offers important insights, encouragement, and practical suggestions to early childhood educators who are committed to excellence and equity in their classrooms. Book Features: A focus on classroom life, including relationships with administrators, colleagues, and families. Guidance for following the NAEYC Code of Ethics. Questions for discussion and practical ideas for getting started. Teacher-guides for working in different settings: rural, suburban, and urban.
Author Bio
Beatrice S. Fennimore is a professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Visit her website at www.standingupforsomething.com.