Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal (Paperback)

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By Lesley Koplow (Editor), Vivian Gussin Paley (Foreword by)
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The first edition of this indispensable book set the standard for high-quality intervention and prevention programs in early childhood practice. Since its publication, many new forces have impacted the landscape of early childhood education, presenting both great opportunities and great risks for today's emotionally fragile young children. Once again making complex psychological concepts accessible to classroom teachers, this thorough revision:

  • Incorporates important understandings gained since the tragic events of 9/11.
  • Addresses many of the challenging issues that confront educators in the current high-pressure climate focused on academic performance.
  • Includes recent scientific research that supports the concepts underlying high-quality intervention and prevention in early childhood practice--concepts that were the basis for the first edition of this book.
  • Provides an essential framework to help teachers understand the emotional lives of the young children they serve.

Praise for First Edition

As a teacher educator, I am convinced by this powerful and moving book that every teacher needs to be more therapeutic with all children. Nancy J. Zollers, Boston College for the Disability Studies Quarterly

About the Author

Lesley Koplow, M.S., C.S.W. is a psychotherapist, the Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College, and the author of numerous books on child mental health, including Creating Schools That Heal: Real-Life Solutions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807748039
ISBN-10: 080774803X
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: July 5th, 2007
Pages: 265
Language: English