Building Bridges: Curricula Notes

The Arts, Equity, Democracy and Inclusion Community Curriculum for Transitional Kindergarten

by Dr. Debra E.S. Bogle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/18/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781480878525
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781480878549
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781480878532

About the Book

Children develop on an exponential basis, and teachers must guide them in a conscientious manner.

This community-based curriculum promotes supporting teachers, parents, and especially children. The conceptual framework places the child at the center and seeks to bring together multiple perspectives to allow for inquiry in every contextual experience.

The contributors argue that we must:

• endeavor to continuously create a child-centered, research-based curriculum that is inclusive, innovative, sensitive, holistic, progressive, global, and democratic;

• support the importance of multiple perspectives shaping our dialogue and our community;

• envision learning as a series of joyful discoveries that prepare children to reach into their creative capacities and develop a lifelong love of learning.

We must embrace philosophical discourse in order to grow as people and as active members of our communities – and we must see children as people with rights, inherent value, knowledge, competencies, and understanding.

Examine the ways we educate children with a holistic, caring, and dynamic perspective and start helping students succeed with the findings and insights in Building Bridges.

About the Author

Dr. Debra E.S. Bogle has guided children for over 25 years as a classroom teacher in elementary, middle and high school. She is a Reading Recovery Teacher, and has served as a curriculum coach, master teacher, curricula writer, ELL teacher, ELL director and content coaching mentor in three countries and five states. Having earned her doctorate in Urban Education and Leadership at the University of Southern California, she currently teaches in the Masters of Teaching program and the Reading Authorization program at USC, where she wrote the foundational course curriculum. Dr. Bogle serves on several advisory boards and is active in P.E.O. She is committed to building access in education for all women. She is a mother of two and grandmother and resides in Southern California. She is often in her adopted home writing, cooking, baking, listening to music, perusing art, exploring and enjoying the countryside with her family and friends in France.