Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Covers ages 0-8.The fifth edition of this brief best-selling text has been thoroughly updated to ensure that future teachers of young children encounter the most current ideas about how children learn, how best to teach them, and how to effectively include their families and their communities in their education. This revision offers integrated video access, step-by-step Competency Builder features, Ethical Dilemmas, expanded sections on Environments and Curriculum, and an engaging full-color design. Plus, it again provides Morrison's trademark triocomprehensive coverage, inviting format, and appealing writing. A low cost, paperback alternative to the full edition.

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: Becoming a Professional
Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues
History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning
Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
Standards and You: Teaching Children to Learn
Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching, and Learning
Infants and Toddlers: Critical Years for Learning
The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life
Kindergarten Today: Meeting Academic and Developmental Needs
The Early Elementary Grades: 1ndash;3: Preparation for Life
Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs: Ensuring All Children Learn
Guiding Childrenrsquo;s Behavior: Helping Children Act Their Best
Parents, Families, and the Community: Building Partnerships for Student Success
Appendix ndash; NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
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