Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children / Edition 4

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children / Edition 4

by Dorothy H. Cohen, Nancy Balaban, Virginia Stern, Nancy Balaban
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807735752

ISBN-13: 9780807735756

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In the Sixth Edition of their classic text, the authors reiterate the critical importance of observing and recording the behavior of young children, especially in the current atmosphere of accountability and testing. In addition, because children with special needs are now widely included in a majority of early childhood classrooms, they have completely rewritten a

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In the Sixth Edition of their classic text, the authors reiterate the critical importance of observing and recording the behavior of young children, especially in the current atmosphere of accountability and testing. In addition, because children with special needs are now widely included in a majority of early childhood classrooms, they have completely rewritten a chapter to focus more broadly on observing behaviors that may be viewed as disquieting. Designed to help teachers better understand children's behavior, the book outlines methods for recordkeeping that provide a realistic picture of each child's interactions and experiences in the classroom. Numerous examples of teachers' observations of children from birth to age 8 enrich this work and make it accessible, practical, and enjoyable to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807735756
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Ch. 1Getting Started1
Ch. 2Recording a Child's Behavior During Routines14
Ch. 3Recording a Child's Use of Materials34
Ch. 4Recording Children's Behavior with One Another54
Ch. 5Recording Children's Behavior in Dramatic Play71
Ch. 6Recording the Child's Relationships with Adults and in Adult-Directed Activities97
Ch. 7Clues to Cognitive Functioning: Developmental Approach111
Ch. 8Clues to Cognitive Functioning: Individual Approach131
Ch. 9Observing Children Develop the Power to Think145
Ch. 10Recording Children's Developing Language and Emerging Literacy156
Ch. 11Observing and Recording the Behavior of Infants and Toddlers176
Ch. 12Recording the Behavior of Children for Whom There Are Special Concerns210
Ch. 13Patterns - Summary - and Interpretation228
References243
Index247
About the Authors253

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