Cengage Advantage Books: Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education / Edition 9

Cengage Advantage Books: Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education / Edition 9

by Ann Miles Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne
     
 

The primary strength of BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND, 9TH EDITION, is its blend of simplicity and depth. In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book's five sections lay out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered. At the same time, the chapters present key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions

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The primary strength of BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND, 9TH EDITION, is its blend of simplicity and depth. In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book's five sections lay out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered. At the same time, the chapters present key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are woven throughout the text and highlighted by a new boxed feature. Diversity and development are also integrated throughout and highlighted with a new boxed feature, enabling readers to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has a new interactive feature focused on how brain-based research is connected to development. Intentional teaching is another new strand highlighted by a new Teaching with Intention feature in each chapter. Through its tone, numerous visuals, and carefully crafted pedagogy, the book is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133940548
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
98,226
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: WHAT IS THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION? 1. History of Early Childhood Education. 2. Types of Programs. Part II: WHO IS THE YOUNG CHILD? 3. Defining the Young Child. 4. Developmental and Learning Theories. Part III: WHO ARE THE TEACHERS? 5. Teaching: A Professional Commitment. 6. Observation and Assessment of Children. 7. Understanding and Guiding Behavior. 8. Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education. 9. Creating Environments. Part IV: WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT? 10: Curriculum: Creating a Context for Learning and Play. 11: Curriculum Planning for the Body: Physical and Motor Development in Action. 12: Curriculum Planning for the Mind: Cognitive Development in Action. 13: Curriculum Planning for the Mind: Literacy and Language Development in Action. 14: Curriculum Planning for the Heart and Soul: Psychosocial Development in Action. Part V: HOW DO WE TEACH FOR TOMORROW? 15: Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education: Four Themes.

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