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

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

Each chapter ends with "Summary" and "References."

1. The Role of Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Education.
Observing Young Children.
Participation in Early Childhood Settings.

2. Methods for Recording Observations of Young Children's Behavior.
Keeping a Reflective Diary/Journal/Log.
Audio-Recording.
Videotaping.
Anecdotal Records.
Sociometric Techniques.
Event Sampling.
Time Sampling.
Rating Scales.
Checklists.
Case Studies.
Child Studies.
Portfolios.

3. Caring for Infants and Observing Them in Home and Group-Care Settings.
The Prenatal Experience.
The Birthing Experience.
The Newborn.
At-Risk Infants.
Development of Infants.
Out-of-Home Care.
The Controversy Over Infant Care.
Caring for Infants from Birth to Sixteen Months.
The Physical and Social Environment of Infant Programs.
Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs.
Cultural Differences in Infant and Toddler Programs.
Staff Development for Infant Caregivers.

4. Exploring the World of Toddlers.
Toddler Development.
Toddler Play.
Preparation of Teachers for Toddlers.
Parent-Teacher Relations in Toddler Programs.
Observing Toddlers in Home and Child-Care Settings.

5. Interacting with Preschool Children in Group Settings.
Development of Preschool Children.
The Teacher's Role in Guiding Preschoolers' Play.
Guiding Preschoolers' Behavior.
Multicultural Education.
Children with Special Needs.
Transition to Kindergarten.
StaffDevelopment.

6. Living and Learning with Kindergarten Children.
What is Kindergarten?
The History of Kindergarten.
Types of Kindergarten Programs.
Variations in Kindergarten.
Recommended Videos on Kindergarten Education.

7. Working with Families of Young Children.
Parental Involvement in Education.
Parent/Family Education.
Home Visits.
Parent Involvement/Volunteers.
Home- School Communication.
Parent Meetings/Orientations/Open Houses

Appendix A.
A Time-Sampling Technique for Evaluating Infant/Toddler Programs.

Appendix B.
Playground Improvement Rating Scale.

Appendix C.
Ways to Increase Positive Social Interaction among Children.

Index.

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