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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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By George S. Morrison

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Format: Paperback / softback, 456 pages, 6th Edition
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 27 January 2010
Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education provides a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field of early childhood education. It presents engaging chapter features on early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision-making. Separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the primary grades explore young children's unique developmental and educational needs. Fundamentals' emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of each and every child and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals. New to this edition: * MyEducationLab margin notes in every chapter integrate new online assignable video-based exercises, linked to learning outcomes and NAEYC Standards, perfect for all types of courses. * A Study Plan on MyEducationLab provides practice multiple-choice items with feedback. * Chapter content is aligned with the revised six NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation Programs. * New "Accommodating Diverse Learners" sections address the inclusion of all children, including those with special needs. This feature recognizes the ongoing integration of the fields of early childhood education and early childhood special education. * Many additional core content examples and illustrations and a streamlined body of features result in a more accessible and applied edition. Resources: Online Instructor's Manual;Online Test Bank; MyTest, an electronic test management system that also generates WebCT and Blackboard formats; and Online PowerPoints.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: You and Early Childhood Education Who is an Early Childhood Professional? The Five Goals of Professionalism Pathways to Professional Development New Roles for Early Childhood Professionals Activities for Professional Development Chapter 2: Early Childhood Education Today Issues Influencing the Practice of Early Childhood Education Politics and Early Childhood Education Federal and State Involvement in Early Childhood Programs New Directions in Early Childhood Education Activities for Professional Development Chapter 3: Histories and Theories The Importance of History of Early Childhood Education The Importance of Theories of Learning Famous People and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education From Luther to Today: Basic Beliefs Essential for High Quality Early Childhood Programs Learning Theories and Their Influence on Early Childhood Activities for Professional Development Chapter 4: Implementing Early Childhood Programs Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood Programs Program Models Federal Programs for Young Children Early Childhood Programs and You Chapter 5: Standards and You What Are National and State Standards for What Students Will Learn and Do? Importance of National, State, and Local Standards How Are Standards Changing Teaching and Learning? What Are Issues Associated with National, State, and Local Standards? Activities for Professional Development Chapter 6: Observing and Assessing Young Children What is Assessment and Why is it an Important Professional Responsibility? Why is it Important for You to Know How to Assess Children and Families? Using Observation to Assess Types of Assessment Assessment in Context What Are the Issues in the Assessment of Young Children? Activities for Professional Developmen Chapter 7: Infants and Toddlers What Are Infants and Toddlers Like? How Do Infants and Toddlers Develop? Motor Development Cognitive Development Language Development Preparing Enriched Environments to Support Infant and Toddler Development Curricula for Infants and Toddlers Infant Mental Health Portraits of Children Activities for Professional Development Chapter 8: The Preschool Years What is Preschool? What Are Preschoolers Like? Ready to Learn: Ready for School Preschool and State Standards The Preschool Curriculum Play in Preschool Programs Successful Transitions to Kindergarten Portraits of Children Activities for Professional Development Chapter 9: Kindergarten Today The History of Kindergarten Education What Are Kindergarten Children Like? Who Attends Kindergarten? Environments for Kindergarteners Curriculum in the Kindergarten Chapter 10: The Early Elementary Grades: 1-3 Teaching in Grades One to Three What Are Children in Grades One to Three Like? Environments That Support Learning in the Primary Grades Curriculum in the Primary Grades Portraits of Children Activities for Professional Development Chapter 11: Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Children with Disabilities Teaching English Language Learners (ELLS) Multicultural Education Activities for Professional Development Chapter 12: Guiding Children's Behavior Why Guide Children's Behavior? Guiding Behavior in a Community of Learners What is the Social Constructivist Approach to Guiding Behavior? Twelve Steps for Guiding Behavior Activities for Professional Development Chapter 13: Parents, Families, and the Community New Views of Parent/Family and Community Involvement Changing Parents and Families: Changing Involvement Types of Involvement Activities for Involvement The Challenge Activities for Professional Development

About the Author

George S. Morrison is a professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas where he teaches child development and early childhood classes to undergraduate and graduate students. He is an experienced teacher and was a principal in the public schools. Dr. Morrison's accomplishments include both a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International University. His books include Early Childhood Education Today, Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education and Teaching in America. Dr. 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. He is senior contributing editor for the Public School Montessorian. His research and presentations focus on the globalization of early childhood education, the influence of contemporary educational reforms on reeducation, and the application of best practices to early childhood education. Dr. Morrison also lectures and gives keynote addrsss on topics of early childhood education in Thailand, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and the Phillipines.

EAN: 9780131381124
ISBN: 0131381121
Publisher: Merrill
Dimensions: 23.88 x 20.32 x 2.03 centimetres (0.78 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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