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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education,9780130120953

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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0130120952
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Pub. Date:
8/1/1999
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

"Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education provides a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field of early childhood education. Fundamentals presents chapter features on early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision making. Separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary-grade children explore each age group's unique developmental and educational needs. Fundamentals' emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of all children and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

George S. Morrison is a professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas.

Table of Contents

You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
1(29)
Who Is an Early Childhood Professional?
2(3)
The Process of Becoming a Professional
5(4)
What Is the Terminology of Early Childhood Education?
9(6)
What Can You Do to Prepare for a Professional Career?
15(11)
What Does the Future Hold for the Early Childhood Professional?
26(4)
Contemporary Issues Affecting Early Childhood Education
30(40)
Families
31(12)
Children with Disabilities
43(11)
Child Abuse
54(3)
Politics and Early Childhood Education
57(2)
How Do Beliefs About Children Influence Early Childhood Education?
59(5)
How Are the Public Schools Influencing Early Childhood Education?
64(1)
How Is Early Childhood Education Changing?
65(5)
The Past: Prologue to the Present
70(26)
Why Is the Past Important?
71(1)
Modern Influences
72(13)
From Luther to Gardner: Basic Concepts Essential to Good Educational Practices
85(2)
How Does the Recent Past Influence Early Childhood Education?
87(9)
Learning Theories: How Do Children Learn?
96(25)
What Are Learning Theories?
97(1)
What Is Piaget's Theory?
98(10)
What Is the Basis of the Montessori Approach?
108
What Is Vygotsky's Theory?
12(103)
What Is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences?
115(1)
What Is Behaviorism?
115(6)
Early Childhood Programs
121(42)
The High/Scope Educational Approach: A Piaget-Based Program
122(9)
What Is the Montessori Program?
131(11)
What Is the Reggio Emilia Approach?
142(4)
What Is the Bank Street Program?
146(3)
What Is the Head Start Model?
149(14)
Meeting the Child Care Needs of Parents and Families
163(27)
Why Is Child Care Popular?
164(1)
What Is Child Care?
165(1)
Types of Child Care Programs
165(13)
How Are Early Childhood Personnel Trained and Certified?
178(2)
What Constitutes Quality Child Care?
180(2)
What Are Critical Child Care Issues?
182(4)
What Are Future Trends in Child Care?
186(4)
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
190(23)
What Is Assessment?
191(1)
What Is Appropriate Assessment?
192(1)
What Is Authentic Assessment?
192(1)
Assessment for School Readiness
193(6)
What Is Observation?
199(11)
What Are Issues in the Assessment of Young Children?
210(3)
Foundation Years for Learning
213(28)
Physical Development
214(1)
Motor Development
215(2)
How Does Intellectual Development Occur?
217(1)
Stages of Cognitive Development
218(4)
How Does Language Develop?
222(4)
How Does Psychosocial Development Occur?
226(1)
Developmentally Appropriate Programs
227(10)
Important Health Issues in Early Childhood Programs
237(4)
Transitions and New Encounters
241(25)
What Is Preschool?
242(1)
The History of Preschool Education
242(3)
What Are Preschoolers Like?
245(3)
How Preschoolers Learn Through Play
248(8)
The Preschool Curriculum
256(3)
The Preschool Day
259(3)
Important Considerations for Selecting a Good Early Childhood Program
262(1)
The Future of Preschool Education
263(3)
Learning All You Need to Know
266(28)
The History of Kindergarten Education
267(2)
Who Goes to Kindergarten?
269(1)
Should Kindergarten Be Compulsory?
270(1)
School Readiness: Who Gets Ready for Whom?
271(7)
What Should Kindergarten Be Like?
278(3)
Literacy Education and Young Children
281(5)
Issues Related to Kindergarten
286(5)
The Future of Kindergarten
291(3)
Preparation for Lifelong Success
294(23)
What Are Primary Children Like?
295(2)
The Significance of the Primary Years
297(1)
How Restructuring Is Affecting the Primary Grades
297(1)
Reasons for Restructuring Primary Education
298(1)
The Contemporary Primary School
299(1)
The New Curriculum for the Primary Grades
299(13)
Promotion
312(1)
Characteristics of Primary Education Professionals
313(1)
The Future of Primary Education
314(3)
Providing Appropriate Education for All
317(36)
Evolving Practices
318(11)
Strategies for Teaching Children with Disabilities
329(1)
What Is Multiculturalism?
330(1)
Who Are Multicultural Children?
330(3)
What Is Multicultural Infusion?
333(11)
Bilingual Education
344(1)
Head Start and Multicultural Programming
345(3)
Trends in Multicultural Education
348(5)
Cooperation and Collaboration
353(26)
Changes in Schooling
354(1)
Changing Families
355(1)
Education as a Family Affair
356(5)
Implications of Family Patterns for Early Childhood Professionals
361(1)
Guidelines for Involving Parents and Families
362(12)
Community Involvement and More
374(5)
Appendix A The National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct 379(8)
Appendix B CDA Competency Goals and Functional Areas 387(2)
Index 389


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