Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World / Edition 2

Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World / Edition 2

by Hilda Jackman
     
 


The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This book helps users learn to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply… See more details below

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The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This book helps users learn to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated to include the most current research and standards, the sixth edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many new hands-on teaching tips and six new chapters on topics such as observation and assessment, fine motor and manipulatives, and large motor and outdoor play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766809192
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: PREPARING FOR LEARNING THROUGH ASSESSMENT, CURRICULUM, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 1. Starting the Process. 2. Observation and Assessment. 3. Creating Curriculum. 4. The Learning Environment. PART II: DISCOVERING AND EXPANDING THE EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM. 5. Language and Literacy. 6. Creativity: Art and Music. 7. The Child's World: Social Studies and Dramatic Play. 8. Sensory Play. 9. Science. 10. Math. 11. Fine Motor and Manipulative Play. 12. Large Motor and Outdoor Play. 13. Construction: Blocks and Woodworking. 14. Putting It All Together: Evaluation and Documentation. Appendix A: Integrated Curriculum Themes and Activities. Appendix B: Activities. Appendix C: Songs. Appendix D: Forms. Appendix E: Website Resources. Appendix F: State Guidelines and Standards. Appendix G: Professional Organizations. Glossary.

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