Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings : A Practicum Guide / Edition 1

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This book was written to give readers experience in using effective methods for observing young children's development (ages 0-8) and documenting their observations. The book is designed to guide readers' participation with children of different age groups in a variety of early childhood settings. The book encourages readers to interact with children as they learn more about development by carrying out the activities outlined in each chapter. For anyone involved with the education of young children, or practicing in a related field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205159932
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/11/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Role of Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Education 1
Ch. 2 Methods for Recording Observations of Young Children's Behavior 15
Ch. 3 Caring for Infants and Observing Them in Home and Group-Care Settings 49
Ch. 4 Exploring the World of Toddlers 75
Ch. 5 Interacting with Preschool Children in Group Settings 99
Ch. 6 Living and Learning with Kindergarten Children 131
Ch. 7 Work and Play in the Primary Grades 167
Ch. 8 Working with Families of Young Children 207
Ch. 9 Curriculum and the Young Child 233
App. A A Time-Sampling Technique for Evaluating Infant/Toddler Programs 281
App. B Playground Improvement Rating Scale 289
App. C Ways to Increase Positive Social Interaction among Children 293
App. D Websites Related to Early Childhood Education 297
Index 299
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