This assignment requires you to write a scholarly research paper. The paper provides an overview of general theoretical trends (concepts, policies, practices) and benchmarks in Early Childhood Education. Use these three theories to conduct in-depth research to better understand Psychodynamic, Behaviorist, and Cognitive.
Your research paper should identify and discuss the impact of federal and state laws on education in the classroom (e.g., English for Speakers of Other Languages, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Separation of Church and State, Standardized Testing). Think broadly about the laws portion of the paper. There are an unlimited amount of laws that govern education in the state of Florida. Make sure you compare and/or contrast the federal and state laws with the principles and practices of the theories you selected for inclusion in your research paper if you would like full credit.
The 4 to 5 page limit does not include the required cover and references pages.
You must obtain at least three scholarly resources to support your paper, and all references must be cited in your paper using the correct APA (6th edition) style.
Format your paper using Times New Roman 12-point font with one-inch margins on all sides. Your paper can be double spaced.
Grammar and spelling errors will result in point deductions.
Failure to connect theory with law will result in point deductions.
Knowledge of foundations of early childhood (PreK–3) education.
Identify the impact of federal and state laws on education in the classroom (e.g., English for Speakers of Other Languages, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act).