9780135010525

Early Childhood Education Today

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135010525

  • ISBN10:

    0135010527

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This comprehensive, best-selling text on Introduction to Early Childhood Education focuses on the early care and education of young children from birth to age eight.#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Written at a time of change in education, the author writes about the challenges facing early child educators today.#xA0; More than ever before, teachers are being held accountable for children#x19;s progress.#xA0; Every teacher must interact with each child in developmentally and culturally appropriate ways, while also meeting the state and school district standards.#xA0; The need for teachers to be competent in all areas of professional practice has never been greater.#xA0; Known for its Voices of Professionalsfeatures, its coverage of professionalism is woven throughout the book and continues to be exceptionally strong.#xA0; #xA0; Seven core themes are integrated throughout the text and provide a framework for understanding and implementing these practical and applied strategies to become an effective teacher.#xA0; The seven themes are: #xA0; #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Professionalism in Practice #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Theory into Practice #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Diversity #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Family-Centered, Community-Based Practice #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Timeliness #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Developmentally Appropriate Practice #xB7;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; Technology Applied to Teaching and Learning #xA0; The new edition also continues its strong coverage of development in the age-specific chapters (chapters 9-12,) as well as the strongest coverage of special needs on the market.

Table of Contents

(Note: Each chapter contains the features Linking to Learning, Activities forProfessional Development,and Readings for Further Enrichment)
Early Childhood Education and Professional Development
You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
What Is a Professional?
The Five Goals of Professionalism Professional Dispositions
What Are New Rolesfor Early Childhood Professional Today?
Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families
Public Policy and Current Issues Family
Issues Social
Issues Policy and Programming Trends
Accommodating Diverse Learners
Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching
Through Appropriate Evaluation What Is Assessment?
Assessment for School Readiness What is Observation?
What Are Critical Assessment Issues?
Accommodating Diverse Learners
Foundations: History and Theories
The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future Why Is the Past Important?
Historical Figures and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education
The Beginnings of Kindergarten in the United States Twentieth Century
Early Childhood Educators From Luther to the Present
The Essentials of Good Educational Practices Views of Children
Through the Ages Accommodating Diverse Learners Child-Centered Education
Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice
Theories of Learning and Development Piaget's
Theory of Learning Lev Vygotsky and Sociocultural
Theory Abraham Maslow and Self-Actualization
Theory Erik Erikson Howard Gardner Urie Bromfenbrenner and Ecological
Theory Accommodating Diverse Learners New Directions in Cognitive Development
Programs and Services for Children and Families
Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
The Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood Programs Principles of the Montessori Method
The Montessori Method in Action High/Scope
A Constructivist Approach Reggio Emilia Waldorf Education: Head, Hands, and Heart
Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families
The World of Child Care What Is Child Care?
Types of Child Care Programs What Constitutes Quality Care and Education?
The Effects of Care and Education on Children
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