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Early Childhood Education Today (Myeducationlab)by George S. Morrison
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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
· Family-Centered, Community-Based Practice
· 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.
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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
PART 1 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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. Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation
PART 2 FOUNDATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORIES
4. The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future
5. Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice
PART 3 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
6. Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
7. Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families
8. The Federal Government: Supporting Children's Success
PART FOUR THE NEW WORLD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
9. Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning
10. The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life
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
11. Kindergarten Education
12. The Primary Grades
PART 5 MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
13. Technology and Young Children
14. Guiding Children
16. Children with Special Needs
17. Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
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
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