9780130191311

Early Childhood Education Today

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130191311

  • ISBN10:

    0130191310

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2001
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Appropriate for courses in Introduction to Early Childhood Education. From one of the best-known authors in the field comes an important and timely revision of this market leading text. Prepares pre-and in-service early childhood professionals to confidently teach young children and to collaborate effectively with families and community agencies. The comprehensive approach provides the knowledge and skills necessary to help children be successful in school and life. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses and for professional development courses at all levels.

Author Biography

George S. Morrison, Ed.D. is professor of early childhood education and holder of the Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair in early childhood education at the University of North Texas.

Table of Contents

Part I: Early Childhood Education and Professional Development
You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Professional?
3(34)
Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues
37(30)
Part II: The Development of Early Childhood Programs
The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future
67(34)
Montessori Education: Independence, Respect, and Self-Directed Learning
101(30)
Piaget and Others: Contributors to Constructivism
131(20)
Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
151(38)
Part III: Developmentally Appropriate Programs and Practices
Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning
189(44)
The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School
233(32)
Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know
265(32)
The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success
297(32)
Part IV: Guiding and Assessing Young Children
Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation
329(26)
Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Become Responsible
355(30)
Part V: Meeting the Special Needs of Young Children
Technology and Young Children: Education for the Information Age
385(32)
Multiculturalism: Education for Living in a Diverse Society
417(32)
Children with Special Needs: Appropriate Education for All
449(44)
Parent, Family, and Community Involvement: Cooperation and Collaboration
493(32)
Appendix A The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct 525(6)
Appendix B NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs 531

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