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Peter Rillero

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Authors on Early Childhood Ed needed
Posted: Sep 28, 1995 6:19 PM
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Creative Childhood Experiences:
Integrating Science and Math through
Projects, Activities, and Centers

Edited by: Peter Rillero, Jeanette Allison Hartman, & Ranald Jarrell

Dear Educators:

We will be producing a book for preservice and inservice early childhood
(grades preK-3) teachers to help them teach science and mathematics using
projects, activities, and centers. The book will be published by the ERIC
Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
(ERIC/CSMEE). We are accepting chapter proposals for this book.

Our intent is to organize the book in the following five sections.

Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: The Project Approach
Section 3. Activity Sequences
Section 4. Centered Learning
Section 5. Synergizing Experiences: Integration of Projects,
Activities, and Centers

Section 1 will contain chapters that help teachers to choose topics,
support learning, and overcome limitations. Please contact Jeanette
Hartman for more information or to submit a proposal for this section.

Section 2 will introduce the project method and then contain chapters
describing specific projects. Projects are in-depth investigations of
topics that are of particular interest to children (see Katz and Chard,
1989). The topics should have a real world focus (e.g. desert, home).
Projects are long term, and usually last at least two weeks. Please
contact Jeanette Hartman for information or to submit a proposal for this

Teachers frequently have a difficult time linking activities that help
children with conceptual development. Section 3 will introduce learning
through activity sequences and will describe engaging students in hands-on
activities that promote conceptual growth. Proposals for activity
sequences for teaching science, math, or science and math will be accepted
by Peter Rillero.

Chapters on learning centers (Section 4) in early childhood education
should describe environments in which young learners can investigate
aspects of their world with a high degree of autonomy. In these
environments, children attend to observable properties of objects before
them and seek to change those observable properties by altering the
conditions in which their objects exist. A high degree of social
interaction among children greatly facilitates both their learning and
their sense of competence as solvers of real problems. Please submit
proposals for this section to Ran Jarrell.

Section 5 will contain chapters on integrating the following: (a)
projects, activities, and centers; (b) science and math; and (c) science
and math with other subjects. Please contact Peter Rillero to submit a
proposal for this section.

Please submit proposals for chapters to the aforementioned editors by
November 7, 1995. Proposals should state the purpose of the chapter and
outline the contents. All authors with accepted chapter proposals will be
expected to review two drafts by other chapter authors. First drafts for
accepted proposals will be due on March 1, 1996.

We thank you for your interest.


Peter Rillero

Jeanette Allison Hartman

Ran Jarrell

Common Snail Mail Address:

College of Education
Arizona State University West
PO Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100

Fax: 602-543-6350

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College of Education \ time, for that's the stuff life
Arizona State University West \ is made of. --Benjamin Franklin, 1746
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Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100 602-543-6316

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