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Living Stories

Nontraditional College Students in Early Childhood Education

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Susan Bernheimer

In Living Stories: Nontraditional College Students in Early Childhood Education, Susan Bernheimer takes the reader into her journey with a group of nontraditional college students. Bernheimer’s struggle to find a meaningful approach to teaching the students about early childhood development and care is infused with the insights and wisdom that come from listening to, and valuing, the remarkable stories of her students’ lives. This book offers a powerful new road map for early childhood teacher preparation through a relational pedagogy that honors students’ life experiences and that leads to deep reflection and learning. The approach is embedded in students’ strengths and knowledge and is successfully inclusive of an increasingly diverse student demographic. Bernheimer provides an inclusive model of education that builds upon the strengths of all students. 

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Acknowledgments

Foreword by Jacquelyn Green

Introduction

Chapter One A World in Flux

Chapter TwoInside the Cultural Divide

Reflection on Life Stories

Chapter Three Gateway to New Realities

Chapter Four Vision of Hope

Chapter FiveJourney Into Higher Education

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