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Book Review

Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Re-examined, Rediscovered, Renewed

Nancy File, Jennifer J. Mueller, and Debora Basler Wisneski, eds.
New York: Routledge, 2011. Contents, references, index. 232 pp. $39.95 paper. ISBN: 9780415881111

by Mary A. Jensen

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In their book, Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Re-examined, Rediscovered, Renewed, coeditors Nancy File, Jennifer Mueller, and Debora Wisneski offer an engaging array of essays that examine philosophical, historical, cultural, and political influences on early-childhood curriculum. Their volume invites readers to consider alternate views of early-childhood curriculum and to reflect more deeply on some of the major issues in the field. This book will appeal to educators, graduate students, classroom teachers, researchers, and school leaders who wish to pursue an inclusive process of curriculum development and retain a responsive, child-centered focus in their work.