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Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education / Edition 2
     

Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education / Edition 2

by Ann Gordon
 

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ISBN-10: 1111830835

ISBN-13: 9781111830830

Pub. Date: 01/01/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

BEGINNING ESSENTIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Third Edition, is a streamlined foundations book that introduces early childhood students to the field. This unique book is organized to answer four key questions: What is the field? Who is the child? Who is the teacher? and What is being taught? The four sections address the essentials of early childhood

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BEGINNING ESSENTIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Third Edition, is a streamlined foundations book that introduces early childhood students to the field. This unique book is organized to answer four key questions: What is the field? Who is the child? Who is the teacher? and What is being taught? The four sections address the essentials of early childhood education, emphasizing multiculturalism and developmentally appropriate practice. New to this edition, "Teacher Talk" boxes are first-person accounts from teachers who reflect on their experiences in the classroom and provide valuable, applicable advice for those entering the profession. In addition, "Brain Research" boxes showcase some of the most important aspects of brain research and development today, connecting it to the classroom. Other features include special boxed material that highlights key issues related to standards, diversity, DAP, professionalism, and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111830830
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,022,388
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Section 1What Is the Field of Early Childhood Education?1
Chapter 1History and Current Issues of Early Childhood Education3
Chapter 2Types of Programs48
Section 2Who Is the Young Child?83
Chapter 3Defining the Young Child85
Chapter 4Developmental and Learning Theories113
Section 3Who Are the Teachers?169
Chapter 5Teaching: A Professional Commitment171
Chapter 6Observation and Assessment: Learning to Read the Child199
Chapter 7Guidance Essentials243
Chapter 8Families and Teachers: An Essential Partnership269
Section 4What Is Being Taught?291
Chapter 9Creating Environments293
Chapter 10Curriculum Essentials343
Chapter 11Teaching: Taking Development into Action386
Glossary446
Appendix ATimeline for Early Childhood Education455
Appendix BCode of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment460
Appendix CNAEYC Position Statement: Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity-Recommendations for Effective Early Childhood Education470
Index472

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