If you have not selected a topic, first think about what interest you most. If you are confronted with too many issues/topics, try answering these questions: Why are you taking this particular class? What motivated you to enroll in an Early Childhood Education class versus an Education or General Psychology class? Taking all three - what made you take all? Within a range of broad topics such as preschool development, childcare, infants and toddlers, education, special needs children are numerous more specific issues that may interest you. The library databases such as
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Points of View Reference Center
are useful resources for current events, controversial issues, and social issues that may help you formulate a topic relating to early childhood education. The Reference Librarian can direct you to reference sources as well that may provide information to help in a topic selection.
Reference Sources to Help with Topics
If your class syllabus has not provided enough information for you to select a topic, try using reference books that will give you background information and a general overview of your interest. Specific reference books on Early Childhood Education are found primarily at the Riverside and Norco campuses. However, there are a few general reference books and many main stacks books, as well as e-books that can be viewed at the Moreno Valley campus for ideas. You may be taking classes at all three campuses in order to complete your requirements in Early Childhood Education. Some of these books are:
Early Childhood Education United States Encyclopedias : Encyclopedia of early childhood education / edited by Leslie R. Williams, Doris Pronin Fromberg. Riverside and Norco Reference. LB1139.25 .E53 1992
Main Stack at Moreno Valley: