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Early Childhood Education Today

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  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-03-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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A leading text for Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses keeps students on the cutting edge of early childhood teaching practice and professionalism.

George Morrison’s Early Childhood Education Today presents current, research-based information on providing high-quality early education to all children so that they can be successful in school and in life. The new edition retains the engaging style that has made the book so popular and provides practical examples of authentic teaching practices used by master teachers. Its strong coverage of development in the age/grade-specific chapters, emphasis on diversity, and coverage of contemporary topics and issues make this text stand apart from other early childhood education texts.


The Fourteenth Edition integrates 14 themes that are critical to the field today: the importance of all children’s language and literacy development and competence; teaching children who may need help with English language learning; teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms; applying developmentally appropriate practices; closing the achievement gap; integrating special education and early childhood education services; teaching in inclusive classrooms; closing school readiness gaps; the expanding role of preschool education; meeting the challenges of teacher accountability; integrating STEAM subjects into the curriculum; providing for children’s mental health; using technology to support learners; and developing as a professional.

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Author Biography

George S. Morrison is Professor Emeritus of early childhood education at the University of North Texas where he taught early childhood education and development to undergraduates and mentored masters and doctoral students. He is an experienced teacher and principal in the public schools.


Professor Morrison’s accomplishments include a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International University, and the College of Education Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at the University of North Texas. His books include Early Childhood Education Today; Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, Eighth Edition; and Teaching in America, Fifth 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. His research and presentations focus on the globalization of early childhood education, the influence of contemporary educational reforms on education, and the application of best practices to early childhood education. Professor Morrison also lectures and gives keynote addresses on early childhood education and development in Thailand, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and the Philippines.


Two experienced early childhood professionals contributed to the revision of this edition: 


Lorraine Breffni, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of Early Childhood and Parenting Institutes at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. She is also Affiliate Faculty at NSU’s Fischler College of Education. Dr. Breffni directly supervises three early childhood programs including an infant and toddler program; a preschool program; and a parent and child education program. She has worked as an instructor/mentor for the Community Outreach initiative at the Mailman Segal Center assisting preschool teachers as they enhanced emergent literacy practices in their classrooms and as they developed strategies to accommodate the needs of at-risk children and families.


Dr. Breffni has co-authored the text All About Child Care and Early Education and its companion resource All About Child Care and Early Education: A Trainee’s Manual. She has written numerous articles for publication and has developed and taught a diverse range of academic subjects at Nova Southeastern University including courses on Developmental Psychopathology, Play Therapy, Best Practice in Emergent Literacy, and Best Practice in Prekindergarten Curriculum.


Mary Jean Woika, M.Ed., has worked in early childhood education and early childhood special education for over 30 years. She is currently an assistant professor and program manager at Broward College. In addition to teaching, her responsibilities at the college include mentoring practicum students in their early childhood classrooms throughout Broward County, and mentorship to the North Campus Lab School. Ms. Woika has co-authored a textbook and trainee’s manual, All About Child Care and Early Education, which was developed to be used in the training of CDA students.


Before coming to Broward College, Ms. Woika was a child care director, an early interventionist, an early childhood special education teacher, a behavior consultant, and inclusion specialist in an outreach program. She has taught college courses in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts, and in Florida, in face-to-face, blended, and online formats. Ms. Woika has sat on several state and county early childhood education committees.


Table of Contents

  1. You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?                 

  2. Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families          

  3. Observation and Assessment for Teaching and Learning: Effective Teaching through Appropriate Evaluation                                                                                                             

  4. The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future                                                                         

  5. Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice                               

  6. Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice                                                

  7. Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children and Families                                                   

  8. Federal and State Governments: Supporting Children’s Success                                      

  9. Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning                                                        

  10. The Preschool Years: Readiness for School and Life                                                        

  11. Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know                                      

  12. The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success                                                     

  13. Technology and Young Children: Education for the Information Age                                 

  14. Guiding Children: Helping Children Become Responsible                                      

  15. Understanding Children’s Culture                                                 

  16. Children with Diverse Needs: Appropriate Education for All                                              

  17. Parents, Families, and the Community:  Building Partnerships for Student Success         

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