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Introduction to Early Childhood Education

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780766834507

ISBN10:
0766834506
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/17/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This edition of Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 4E offers readers an updated, research-based understanding of early brain development, emergent curriculum with the Reggio Emilia approach, and early childhood programming in developmentally appropriate practice in addition to evaluating the essentials of early childhood education. Sound theoretical rationales for early childhood education are clearly presented and exemplified by actual experiences of teachers who work with children and provide a realistic framework for readers to build upon. Key terms highlighted in the text are defined in the margin for easy reference. Web site links that contain relevant information to chapter topics are also included. With all the resources to comprehend the scope of early childhood education, this is one book professionals in early childhood shouldn?t be without.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
PART I The What of Early Childhood Education 1(28)
The Scope of and Need for Early Childhood Education
3(26)
PART II The Who of Early Childhood Education 29(80)
The Children
31(29)
The Families
60(22)
The Teachers/Caregivers
82(27)
PART III The Why of Early Childhood Education 109(66)
Rationale Supporting Early Childhood Education
111(39)
Goals, Objectives, and Evaluation
150(25)
PART IV The Where of Early Childhood Education 175(30)
The Physical Environment
177(28)
PART V The How of Early Childhood Education---Curriculum 205(176)
Scheduling and Curriculum Planning
207(29)
Creative Development through the Curriculum
236(32)
Physical Development through the Curriculum
268(31)
Cognitive Development through the Curriculum
299(27)
Language Development through the Curriculum
326(29)
Social Development through the Curriculum
355(26)
PART VI The How of Early Childhood Education---Guidance 381(103)
Guiding Routines and Group Activities
383(35)
Guiding Social Behaviors
418(37)
Helping Children Cope with Stress
455(29)
Epilogue 484(8)
References 492(25)
Glossary 517(10)
Name Index 527(6)
Subject Index 533


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