Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Settings: A Practicum Guide / Edition 2

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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: 9780205375554
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/29/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 913,395
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Role of Observation and Participation in Early Childhood Education.

2. Methods for Recording Observations of Young Children's Behavior.

3. Caring for Infants and Observing Them in Home and Group-Care Settings.

4. Exploring the World of Toddlers.

5. Interacting with Preschool Children in Group Settings.

6. Living and Learning with Kindergarten Children.

7. Work and Play in the Primary Grades.

8. Working with Families of Young Children.

9. Curriculum and the Young Child.

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.

Appendix D. Web Sites Related to Early Childhood Education.

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