|For Immediate Release: October 16, 2012||
New NAEYC Book Argues that Promoting Civility Starts in the Early Years
Education for a Civil Society discusses how teachers can use guidance to
empower children to progress toward five democratic life skills
"In this volume, respected guidance expert Dan Gartrell takes on a societal challenge that is absolutely critical today: promoting civility. With his thoughtfulness and depth of experience, store of delightful anecdotes, and engaging and comfortable style, Dan puts civility in the context of best early childhood practices and shows us how to foster it in our classrooms.”
— Carol Copple, coeditor of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8
“Children learning that ‘I am angry’ trumps ‘You dumb butthead’ is more than humor and anecdote in Dan Gartrell’s book. This is a trip through history, neuroscience, guidance, and examination of what education should be—self-respect together with mutual respect. A must-read for educators, teacher educators, and future educators alike.”
— Karen Cairone, Devereux Center for Resilient Children, Villanova, Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON—The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is pleased to announce the publication of Education for a Civil Society: How Guidance Teaches Young Children Democratic Life Skills, by Dan Gartrell.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.