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Beginnings and beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education

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Beginnings & Beyond, 5E is an outstanding introductory resource that focuses on the important concepts and critical foundations in early childhood education, including curriculum, developmentally appropriate practice, multicultural issues, and special needs. It comprehensively covers the entire range of early childhood education - from infancy through early primary years, emphasizing a multicultural approach to teaching and learning. Readers will get all the essential ...
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Overview

Beginnings & Beyond, 5E is an outstanding introductory resource that focuses on the important concepts and critical foundations in early childhood education, including curriculum, developmentally appropriate practice, multicultural issues, and special needs. It comprehensively covers the entire range of early childhood education - from infancy through early primary years, emphasizing a multicultural approach to teaching and learning. Readers will get all the essential teaching information and skills they need!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827349308
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 580

Meet the Author

Ann Gordon has been in the field of early childhood for more than 40 years, and for 10 of those years she served as an adjunct professor at four different colleges. Ann served as an Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools for 14 years, where more than 1,100 early childhood programs were a part of her network. Currently, she is consulting in the areas of early childhood curriculum governance and professional development.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Sect. 1 What is the Field of Early Childhood Education?
Guest Editorial: On Doing History
Ch. 1 History of Early Childhood Education 3
Teaching in a Froebelian kindergarten
Early Childhood Practitioners
The Roots of the Nursery School
Early Childhood Education in the Shipyards
Ch. 2 Types of Programs 36
Family Child Care
Montessori in the U.S.: Then and Now
Sect. 2 Who Is The Young Child? 74
Guest editorial : One World of Children
Ch. 3 Defining the Young Child 77
Teaching Special Children: The Teacher as Interdisciplinarian and Actualizer
Culturally Appropriate Pedagogy and the African American Child
Ch. 4 Developmental and Learning Theories 110
Criticisms of Piaget's Theory
Sect. 3 Who Are The Teachers of the Young Child? 146
Guest editorial : Who Are the Teachers?
Ch. 5 The Teacher's Role 149
Take That, Michael Jordan
Ch. 6 Observation: Learning to Read the Child 178
Ch. 7 Understanding and Guiding Behavior 206
Ch. 8 Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education 234
Reflections of a Parent
Sect. 4 What Is the Setting? 258
Guest editorial : Children's Play and Play Environments
Ch. 9 Creating Environments 263
Ch. 10 Evaluating for Effectiveness 305
Evaluating for Effectiveness by
Sect. 5 What Is Being Taught? 344
Guest editorial : The "Miseducation" of Young Children
Ch. 11 Play: The Curriculum of the Child 349
Ch. 12 Planning for the Body: Physical/Motor Development 378
Promoting Outdoor Play: The Obstacle Course
Ch. 13 Planning for the Mind: Cognitive and Language Development 401
Ch. 14 Planning for the Heart and Soul: Emotional, Social, and Creative Growth 456
Sect. 6 How Do We Teach for Tomorrow? 502
Guest editorial : Young Children and School Readiness
Ch. 15 issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education 505
App. A Timeline for Early Childliood Education 549
App. B Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 553
App. C NAEYC Statement of Commitment 554
App. D Katz' Teachers' Developmental Stages 554
App. E Literacy Development and Pre-First Grade 555
App. F NAEYC Position Statement on School Readiness 557
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