Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Teaching Children in a Diverse Society

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Teaching Children in a Diverse Society is a practical introduction to the field of early childhood education and can even be used as hands on guide.

The text emphasizes observations skills and the need to understand child growth and development, special needs, developmentally appropriate practice, positive guidance, an overview of curriculum, and the importance of working with families. Based firmly on research, but with a focus on practice, the text gives students the information they need to function in early childhood settings of various types including classrooms, child care programs, and infant centers.

The information is reinforced by a multitude of real life examples dialogues, case studies, stories, and anecdotes that help students make the connection between theory and practice. The text also integrates and discusses cultural influences and stresses what students need to know about working with children from diverse backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Foundations of the Teaching-Learning Process: The Early Childhood Educator
Early Childhood Education as a Profession
First Things First: Health and Safety through Observation and Supervision
Communicating with Young Children
Facilitating Young Children's Work and Play
Guiding Young Children's Behavior
The Teacher as Model
Modeling Adult Relationships in Early Childhood Settings
Foundations of Curriculum: Planning for Learning
Setting Up the Physical Environment
Creating a Social-Emotional Environment
Developmental Tasks as the Curriculum: How to Support Children at Each Stage
Observing, Recording, and Assessing
Foundations for Formal Education: Planning for Learning
Language and Emergent Literacy
Providing Developmentally Appropriate Experiences in Math and Science
Integrating Art, Music, and Social Studies into a Holistic Curriculum
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Highly recommended! July 23, 2011
This textbook is well written and full of valuable information. The basic tone of the textbook is one you would like to see in every classroom - caring, respectful, considerate, and professional. It is easy to read and the author provides lots of examples of the concepts she describes. It is filled with reflective thought from her years of experience. Highly recommended!
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