The 12 th edition of this best selling text continues to set the standard for contemporary early childhood practices. This text does an excellent job of presenting broad, foundational content on current issues influencing early childhood education today. It is renowned for its clear, student friendly approach, readability, and engaging style. The text provides a straight-forward presentation of early childhood education today with many practical examples and authentic voices of classroom teachers. Its strong coverage of development in the age specific chapters and its emphasis on diversity make it the text for all teacher preparation programs. It provides a comprehensive coverage of families, diversity, children with special needs, history, theories, and diverse programs, technology, and professionalism that most courses require. New content on accommodating diverse learners, teaching Ells, and inclusion practices make it the strongest coverage of special needs students on the market.
George S. Morrison is professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas where he teaches child development and early childhood classes to undergraduate and graduate students. He is an experienced teacher and was a principal in the public schools.
Professor Morrison's accomplishments include both a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International University. His books include Early Childhood Education Today, 11th Edition; Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, 5th Edition; and Teaching in America , 5th Edition. Professor Morrison has also written books about the education and development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; child development; the contemporary curriculum; and parent/family/community involvement.
Dr. Morrison is a popular author, speaker, and presenter. He is senior contributing editor for the Public School Montessorian and also writes for a wide range of publications. His speaking engagements and presentations forcus on the future of early childhood education, the changing roles of early childhood teachers, the influence of contemporary educational reforms on early childhood education, and the application of best practices to faith-based programs.
Dr. Morrison is co-director of the Center for Success For Life Thailand (SFLT) at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Tahiland. The center develops curricula and conducts teacher training designed to reform early childhood practices. He also lectures extensively on early childhood practices in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.
Part 1: Early Childhood Education and Professional Development
1 You and Early Childhood Education
2 Current Issues and Public Policy
3 Observing and Assessing Young Children
Part 2: Foundations: History and Theories
4 The Past and the Present
5 Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning
Part 3: Programs and Services for Children and Families
6 Early Childhood Programs
7 Child Care
8 The Federal Government
Part 4: Teaching Today’s Young Children: Linking Development and Learning
9 Infants and Toddlers
10 The Preschool Years
11 Kindergarten Education
12 The Primary Grades
13 Technology and Young Children
Part 5: Meeting the Special Needs of Young Children
14 Guiding Children
16 Children with Special Needs
17 Parent, Family, and Community Involvement