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Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education / Edition 2
     

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education / Edition 2

by Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Alice Phipps Whiren, Anne Keil Soderman
 

ISBN-10: 013080407X

ISBN-13: 9780130804075

Pub. Date: 10/08/1998

Publisher: Pearson Education

This text brings together the best information available on creating an integrated, holistic approach to curriculum and instruction for children age 3 to 8 in child care, preschool, and early elementary grade settings.

Provides Comprehensive Coverage in Teaching Students How to Plan and Implement Developmentally Appropriate, Integrated Curriculum

    Overview

    This text brings together the best information available on creating an integrated, holistic approach to curriculum and instruction for children age 3 to 8 in child care, preschool, and early elementary grade settings.

    Provides Comprehensive Coverage in Teaching Students How to Plan and Implement Developmentally Appropriate, Integrated Curriculum

    • Addresses all aspects of classroom life, including children’s development and learning, adult roles, creating physical and social environments, guiding childrens’ behavior, teaching and learning within multiple domains, classroom management, assessment, and involving families.
    • Core curricular chapters include an overview, common issues, goals and objectives, teaching strategies, and many activity suggestions.
    • Provides opportunities for readers to develop materials for a professional portfolio.
    • Reinforces understanding of material with new "Practice for Your Certification or Licensure Exam" assessment items.

    Takes a Developmental Approach

    Curriculum chapters are organized by developmental/curricular domains: aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social. This ensures that children’s developmental needs are met while also addressing appropriate learning expectations for young children.

    Incorporates Standards

    • New “Consult the Standards” tables and application activities at the end of each chapter help students understand where to find learning standards and provide concrete opportunities to use them in planning curriculum.
    • Goals and Objectives presented in domain chapters are based ondevelopmental research and on a variety of national standards.

    Integrates Diversity Throughout

    • Content, vignettes, and examples reflect all types of diversity: socioeconomic, ability, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and gender.
    • Boxed “Examples of involving children with special needs” show teachers how to make adaptations.

    Instructor Resources include Online Test Bank, Test Management software, PowerPoint Slides, WebCT and Blackboard cartridges, and an Online Instructor’s Manual (with Classroom Observation tool for students in field placements and a Lesson Plan Grading Checklist).

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780130804075
    Publisher:
    Pearson Education
    Publication date:
    10/08/1998
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    634
    Product dimensions:
    7.60(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.40(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.

    I. FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

    1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Evolving Framework for Teaching Young Children.

    2. Teaching and Learning in Developmentally Appropriate Programs.

    II. SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING.

    3. Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities.

    4. Planning and Implementing Effective Whole-Group Activities.

    5. Organizing Space, Materials, Time.

    6. Child Guidance in Early Childhood Classrooms.

    7. Evaluating and Guiding Children's Progress by Using Authentic Assessment.

    8. Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Involvement.

    III. THE CURRICULUM.

    9. The Aesthetic Domain.

    10. The Affective Domain.

    11. The Cognitive Domain.

    12. The Language Domain.

    13. The Physical Domain.

    14. The Social Domain.

    IV. INTEGRATING CURRICULUM.

    15. Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play.

    16. Integrating Curriculum by Using Themes and Projects.

    Appendix A: Sample Lesson Plans.

    Appendix B: Field Trips.

    Appendix C: The Big, Big Turnip

    References.

    Name Index.

    Subject Index.

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