Early Childhood Education Today (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Early Childhood Education Todayprovides the current and comprehensive coverage you expect, plus an advanced assessment and remediation system to support student achievement. New accommodations/inclusion content, NAEYC standards, and curriculum coverage are three other significant additions to this revised edition.#xA0; Other hallmarks of this leading text are its exceptionally strong coverage of professionalism and its profiles of programs and professionals.#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; #xA0; NEW Web-Based Assessment and Remediation Site. A variety of assessment items, supported by video, research articles, and other content from MyEducationLab, provide practice opportunities and scaffold learning. Contains pre- and posttest multiple-choice items, and#xA0; essay-format Building Teaching Skills, and Homework and Exercises. #xA0; NEW Accommodations Sections with Strategies for Diverse Learners. New sections in each chapter provide strategies to accommodate learners with disabilities, English learners, and those with other special needs in inclusive classrooms. In addition, current research-based content and examples of teaching diverse learners are woven through all chapters by two early childhood special education college professors. #xA0; Chapter Content Aligned with NAEYC Standards.#xA0; Each chapter begins with NAEYC standards to help students understand how these standards connect with practice and impact quality in teaching and learning. #xA0; #xA0; Expanded Coverage of Environments and Curriculum. Each age-specific chapter contains expanded discussions of developmentally appropriate environments and curriculum for young children, along with illustrations and tables to make the content accessible. Curriculum content helps students understand the reality of today#x19;s early childhood classrooms.

Table of Contents

Early Childhood Education and Professional Development
You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
What Is a Professional?
The Five Goals of Professionalism Professional Dispositions What Are New Rolesfor Early Childhood Professional Today?
Current Issues and Public Policy
Contemporary Influences on Children and Families
Public Policy and Current
Issues Family
Issues Social
Issues Policy and Programming
Trends Accommodating Diverse Learners
Observing and Assessing Young Children
Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation What Is Assessment?
Assessment for School Readiness What is Observation?
What Are Critical Assessment Issues?
Accommodating Diverse Learners
Foundations: History and Theories
The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future Why Is the Past Important?
Historical Figures and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education
The Beginnings of Kindergarten in the United States Twentieth Century Early Childhood Educators From Luther to the Present
The Essentials of Good Educational Practices Views of Children Through the Ages Accommodating Diverse Learners Child-Centered Education
Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning
Foundations for Practice
Theories of Learning and Development Piaget's
Theory of Learning Lev Vygotsky and Sociocultural
Theory Abraham Maslow and Self-Actualization
Theory Erik Erikson Howard Gardner Urie Bromfenbrenner and Ecological
Theory Accommodating Diverse Learners New Directions in Cognitive Development
Programs and Services for Children and Families
Early Childhood Programs
Applying Theories to Practice
The Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood
Programs Principles of the Montessori Method
The Montessori Method in Action High/Scope: A Constructivist Approach Reggio Emilia Waldorf Education: Head, Hands, and Heart
Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families The World of Child Care What Is Child Care?
Types of Child Care Programs What Constitutes Quality Care and Education?
The Effects of Care and Education on Children
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