Early Childhood Curriculum: Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching / Edition 4

Early Childhood Curriculum: Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching / Edition 4

by Sue C. Wortham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131704400

ISBN-13: 9780131704404

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid…  See more details below

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This book uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid theoretical focus and child-centered approach, it serves as a specific guide to implement a quality program in early childhood classrooms. The Changing Role of the Teacher in Developing Curriculum for Diverse Populations; Historical and Theoretical Bases for Appropriate Programs in Early Childhood Settings; The Need for Quality Programs in Early Childhood Education; Developmental Characteristics of Young Children from Birth to Eight Years: Implications for Learning; Organizing Infant-Toddler Programs; Infant-Toddler Curriculum: Birth to Age Two; A Developmental Model for Preschool Programs; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Language and Cognitive Development; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Social and Physical Development; A Model for Programs for Children Ages Five to Eight; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Social Studies and Physical Education; Teaching in the Real World.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131704404
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1The changing role of the teacher in developing curriculum for diverse populations1
2Historical and theoretical bases for appropriate programs in early childhood settings21
3The need for quality programs in early childhood education45
4Developmental characteristics of young children from birth to 8 years : implications for learning75
5Organizing infant-toddler programs111
6Infant-toddler curriculum : birth to age 2141
7A developmental model for preschool programs177
8Preschool curriculum : ages 3 to 5 : language and cognitive development211
9Preschool curriculum : ages 3 to 5 : social and physical development253
10A model for programs for children 5 to 8287
11The transitional curriculum : ages 5 to 8 : language arts323
12The transitional curriculum : ages 5 to 8 : mathematics and science349
13The transitional curriculum : ages 5 to 8 : social studies and physical education375
14Teaching in the real world395

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