Positive Child Guidance / Edition 7

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POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Seventh Edition, is ideal for guidance, behavior management and discipline, and classroom management courses in an early childhood education curriculum. This practical book outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. Students will learn a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness.

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"It is a practical guide to child guidance with real life examples in easy to understand text. The examples and vignettes are real and my students can relate to them. We have used this book since the first edition and have not felt the need to switch even when looking at the latest texts out there. We find this book meets our needs."

"This text offers very practical information on issues according to developmental stages. The text addresses many of the questions beginning students often have about guiding young children."

"Writing is clear and concise. [The text offers] a good reading level for mid-range students and good publisher support with electronic test banks. This text gives the Early Childhood Educator an entry-level understanding of the young child and his [or her] behaviors. Basic concepts and skills are introduced, which the educator can use to create a safe and nurturing environment for the young child."

Beginning with the idea that children should ultimately become cooperative members of a democratic society, this text outlines both the theory and practice needed to achieve this goal, offering tools for supporting the long-term development of responsibility, self-confidence, and self-control in children. In considering children's individuality and diverse cultural needs and interests, this process teaches adults how to deal with a broad range of behaviors and provides tips about how to maintain a positive assertiveness in the face of many challenges. Miller has been a teacher, child-care center director, teacher trainer, consultant, and professor, and now works in administration at North Harris College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111833404
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 73,928
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Darla Ferris Miller holds a doctorate in early childhood education, Texas and Mississippi teaching credentials, and the American Montessori Society Early Childhood, Infant, and Toddler Certification. She was a vice president, a division chair, and a professor at North Harris College. Dr. Miller has also served in a wide range of roles within the field of child care and development. She has been a caregiver, early childhood teacher, center director, teacher trainer, and consultant, and has worked with children from infancy to middle school.

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Table of Contents

Part One: PREPARING FOR POSITIVE GUIDANCE. 1. Why Guidance Matters. 2. Historical Perspectives and Guidance Theories. 3. Understanding Children's Behavior. Part Two: VALUEING THE UNIQUENESS OF EACH CHILD. 4. How to Observe Children. 5. Serving Culturally Diverse Children and Families. 6. Understanding Children with Disabilities or Special Needs. Part Three: PREVENTING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. 7. Designing Developmentally Appropriate Environments Inside and Out. 8. Building Relationships through Positive Communication. 9. Understanding the Reasons for Problem Behavior. Part Four: POSITIVE INTERVENTIONS. 10. Guidelines for Effective Guidance. 11. Guiding Children from Mindless Mistaken Goals to Mindful Responsibility.

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