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This comprehensive, best-selling text on Introduction to Early Childhood Education focuses on the early care and education of young children from birth to age eight.    Written at a time of change in education, the author writes about the challenges facing early child educators today.  More than ever before, teachers are being held accountable for children’s progress.  Every teacher must interact with each child in developmentally and culturally appropriate ways, while also meeting the state and school district standards.  The need for teachers to be competent in all areas of professional practice has never been greater.  Known for its Voices of Professionals features, its coverage of professionalism is woven throughout the book and continues to be exceptionally strong. 

 

Seven core themes are integrated throughout the text and provide a framework for understanding and implementing these practical and applied strategies to become an effective teacher.  The seven themes are:

 

·        Professionalism in Practice

·        Theory into Practice

·        Diversity

·        Family-Centered, Community-Based Practice

·        Timeliness

·        Developmentally Appropriate Practice

·        Technology Applied to Teaching and Learning

 The new edition also continues its strong coverage of development in the age-specific chapters (chapters 9-12,) as well as the strongest coverage of special needs on the market.

Synopsis:

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. Register for MyEducationLab today at www.myeducationlab.com.

 

MyEducationLab is an online solution that provides highly relevant assignments and resources designed to connect your textbook to real teaching situations. It is fully integrated with your textbook; wherever you see the MyEducationLab logo in the margins or elsewhere in the text, follow the simple instructions to access videos, strategies, cases, and artifacts associated with assignments, activities, and learning units on MyEducationLab.

 

MyEducationLab provides you with opportunities to study and thoroughly understand your course content and also to practice the skills needed to become a successful classroom teacher:

 

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.

•  Take Practice Tests for each chapter of your text.

— Completion of each practice test generates a study plan that is unique to you.

—  The study plan links to text excerpts, activities with feedback, and videos and other media that can help you master concepts covered in your text.

• Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations.

•  Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.

•  Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.

•  Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.

•  Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.

 

To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either

Synopsis:

Th>Early Childhood Education Today provides the current and comprehensive coverage you expect, plus an online course with video-based assignable exercises and practice quizzes with remediation to support student achievement. New accommodations/inclusion content, NAEYC standards, and curriculum coverage are three other significant additions to this revised edition.  Other hallmarks of this leading text are its exceptionally strong coverage of professionalism and its profiles of programs and professionals.   

 

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  essay-format Building Teaching Skills, and Homework and Exercises.

 

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.

 

Chapter Content Aligned with NAEYC Standards.  Each chapter begins with NAEYC standards to help students understand how these standards connect with practice and impact quality in teaching and learning.  

 

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’s early childhood classrooms.

About the Author

George S. Morrison is 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.

Professor 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, 11th Edition; Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, 5th Edition; and Teaching in America, 5th 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. He is senior contributing editor for the Public School Montessorian and also writes for a wide range of publications. His speaking engagements and presentations forcus on the future of early childhood education, the changing roles of early childhood teachers, the influence of contemporary educational reforms on early childhood education, and the application of best practices to faith-based programs.

Dr. Morrison is co-director of the Center for Success For Life Thailand (SFLT) at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Tahiland. The center develops curricula and conducts teacher training designed to reform early childhood practices. He also lectures extensively on early childhood practices in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.

Table of Contents

(Note:  Each chapter contains the features Linking to Learning, Activities for Professional Development, and Readings for Further Enrichment)

PART 1        EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

1.     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 Roles for Early Childhood Professional Today?

2.    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

3.    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

PART 2        FOUNDATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORIES

 

4.    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

5.    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

PART 3        PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

 

6.    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

7.    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

8.    The Federal Government: Supporting Children's Success

Federal Legislation and Early Childhood

Head Start Programs

Other Federal Initiatives

Accommodating Diverse Learners

 

PART FOUR        THE NEW WORLD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

9.    Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning

What Are Infants and Toddlers Like?

Young Brains: A Primer

Motor Development

Intellectual Development

Language Development

Psychosocial and Emotional Development

Infant and Toddler Mental Health

Quality Infant and Toddler Programs

Preparing Environments to Support Infant and Toddler Development

Accommodating Diverse Learners

 

10.  The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life

Why Are Preschools So Popular?

What Are Preschoolers Like?

School Readiness: Who Gets Ready for Whom?

Play and the Preschool Curriculum

The New Preschool Curriculum: Standards and Goals

Helping Preschoolers Make Successful Transitions

Accommodating Diverse Learners

Preschool Issues

11.  Kindergarten Education

Who Attends Kindergarten?

Readiness and Placement of Kindergarten Children

The Changing Kindergarten

What Should Kindergarten Be Like?

Environments for Kindergarteners

Curriculum in Kindergarten

Kindergarten Issues

Accommodating Diverse Learners

The Future of Kindergarten

12.  The Primary Grades

Teaching in Grades One to Three

What Are Children in Grades One to Three Like?

Primary Education Today

Looking to the Future

PART 5        MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

 

13.  Technology and Young Children

The Computer Generation

Equity in Technology

Technology and Special Childhood Populations

Implementing Technology in Early Childhood Education Programs

Parents and Technology

The Technological Future and You

14.  Guiding Children

The Importance of Guiding Children's Behavior

A Social Constructivist Approach to Guiding Children

Teacher Effectiveness Training

Nine Keys to Guiding Behavior

Development of Autonomous Behavior

Physical Punishment

Trends in Guiding Children

15.  Multiculturalism

Multicultural Awareness

Multicultural Infusion

Bilingual Education Programs

Trends in Multicultural Education

16.  Children with Special Needs

Children with Disabilities

Gifted and Talented Children

Abused and Neglected Children

17.  Parent, Family, and Community Involvement

Changes in Schooling

Changes in Families

Education as a Family Affair

Guidelines for Involving Parents and Families

Community Involvement and More

 

Appendix A    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

Appendix B    NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

Appendix C    Time Line: The History of Early Childhood Education

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780135010525
Author:
Morrison, George S.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
Early childhood education
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Preschool & Kindergarten
Subject:
Early childhood education -- United States.
Copyright:
Series:
MyEducationLab Series
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8.1 x 1.1 in 1225 gr

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Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. Register for MyEducationLab today at www.myeducationlab.com.

 

MyEducationLab is an online solution that provides highly relevant assignments and resources designed to connect your textbook to real teaching situations. It is fully integrated with your textbook; wherever you see the MyEducationLab logo in the margins or elsewhere in the text, follow the simple instructions to access videos, strategies, cases, and artifacts associated with assignments, activities, and learning units on MyEducationLab.

 

MyEducationLab provides you with opportunities to study and thoroughly understand your course content and also to practice the skills needed to become a successful classroom teacher:

 

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.

•  Take Practice Tests for each chapter of your text.

— Completion of each practice test generates a study plan that is unique to you.

—  The study plan links to text excerpts, activities with feedback, and videos and other media that can help you master concepts covered in your text.

• Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations.

•  Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.

•  Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.

•  Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.

•  Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.

 

To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either

"Synopsis" by , Th>Early Childhood Education Today provides the current and comprehensive coverage you expect, plus an online course with video-based assignable exercises and practice quizzes with remediation to support student achievement. New accommodations/inclusion content, NAEYC standards, and curriculum coverage are three other significant additions to this revised edition.  Other hallmarks of this leading text are its exceptionally strong coverage of professionalism and its profiles of programs and professionals.   

 

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  essay-format Building Teaching Skills, and Homework and Exercises.

 

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.

 

Chapter Content Aligned with NAEYC Standards.  Each chapter begins with NAEYC standards to help students understand how these standards connect with practice and impact quality in teaching and learning.  

 

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’s early childhood classrooms.

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