Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings: A Practicum Guide, Birth Through Age Five / Edition 1

Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings: A Practicum Guide, Birth Through Age Five / Edition 1

by Jean B. Billman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205264743

ISBN-13: 9780205264742

Pub. Date: 12/19/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Condensed from its popular 1996 parent title of the same name, this book was written to illustrate effective methods for observing young children's development (ages 0-5) and documenting observations. It is designed to guide readers' participation with children of different age groups in a variety of early childhood settings. The book encourages…  See more details below

Overview

Condensed from its popular 1996 parent title of the same name, this book was written to illustrate effective methods for observing young children's development (ages 0-5) and documenting observations. It 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. This book models the educational approaches which professionals advocate for early childhood classrooms: Observational Learning, Active Learning, Guided Discovery, Choice, Mini-Lessons and Cooperative Learning are all incorporated into this book through concise overviews and numerous activities related to early childhood development and education. For professionals in the field of early childhood education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205264742
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/1996
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Role of Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Education1
Ch. 2Methods for Recording Observations of Young Children's Behavior13
Ch. 3Caring for Infants and Observing Them in Home and Group-Care Settings41
Ch. 4Exploring the World of Toddlers63
Ch. 5Interacting with Preschool Children in Group Settings83
Ch. 6Living and Learning with Kindergarten Children113
Ch. 7Working with Families of Young Children145
App. AA Time-Sampling Technique for Evaluating Infant/Toddler Programs167
App. BPlayground Improvement Rating Scale175
App. CWays to Increase Positive Social Interaction among Children179
Index183

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