The Essentials of Early Education / Edition 1

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Overview

This book is designed to be the ideal motivational tool for beginning teachers entering the field of early childhood education. The most comprehensive and challenging text available, Essentials of Early Education encourages students to be active participants in the decision making process of becoming early childhood teachers. All the phases of early childhood education are thoroughly covered in addition to defining all the aspects of a quality education and the teacher's role in education today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827372825
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/7/1997
  • Series: Early Childhood Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Gestwicki, M.A., was an instructor in the early childhood education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over 30 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with families. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia (Southwest Africa). She has been an active member of the NAEYC for many years, including making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. She has been a Fellow in the Early Childhood Leadership Development Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has been associated with the T.E.A.C.H. Model/Mentor program. Her other publications include more than two dozen articles about child development and family issues, and scripts and design for 14 audiovisual instructional programs. In addition to authoring HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, she is the author of DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM AND DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 5th Edition (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013); ESSENTIALS OF EARLY EDUCATION (Delmar, 1997); and AUTHENTIC CHILDHOOD: EXPLORING REGGIO EMILIA IN THE CLASSROOM (Delmar, 2002). Currently, she writes a regular column, "Grandma Says," for the newsletter Growing Child.

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Table of Contents

THE STARTING POINT. Decision Making. Early Childhood Education Today. What Quality Early Education Looks Like. What Teachers Do. DEVELOPING AS A TEACHER. Why Become a Teacher? Growing Oneself as a Teacher. Challenger for Early Educators. THE PROFESSION COMES OF AGE. Roots of Early Education. The Modern Profession. Professional Education & Career Directions. Current Issues in Early Education. the Road Ahead.

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