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College Park, Maryland, U.S.A. 2004 Trade Paperback Fifth Edition Brand New 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Brand new and unread fifth edition, very fresh and bright condition, gift ... quality! White wrappers with a color illustration on the front and blue and red lettering. 477 new and unread informative and educational pages nicely enhanced by black and white photographs and illustrations! "This text's intended reading audiences have remained unchanged since the first edition. Seeing Young Children is written for anyone who is interested in, or works with, children in any capacity, and for whom the ability to observe and record children's behavior is a valuable skill. This use defines a broad spectrum of individuals ranging from physicians, professional child care providers and early childhood educators, students, schoolteachers, parents, grandparents, child protection agency staff, and anyone else who needs to understand how children change over time and to meaningfully document such change." Read more Show Less

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Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording behavior in children from birth through age eight. It begins by addressing the basic meaning of observation and why it is so important. This includes a discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of observing and recording behavior. Detailed information on development, behavior and functioning in children in this age group enables parents and professionals to make meaningful observation, recordings, and evaluations. A large portion of the book concentrates on in-depth reviews of recording techniques and instruments, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally, the last five chapters offer a wealth of observation exercises readers can immediately put to use. Specific by age group, each of these chapters contains observation objectives, instructions as to procedure, and background information on many functional areas, all aimed at collecting and using quality data to the benefit of children.

Methods, behaviors, plans & contexts/narrative descriptions/anecdotal records/observing the infant/etc.

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In this time tested guide to observing the behavior of children from birth to age eight, Bentzen (State U. of New York at Plattsburgh) covers the practical and theoretical aspects of observing young children's behavior. He provides developmental principles and concepts and observation exercises in order to assist readers in the application of data. He also offers advice on the advantages and disadvantages of different recording techniques and how culture affects the observational process. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401865566
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Bentzen is a retired Associate Professor from Plattsburgh State University College of New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: Overview. Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: An Introduction to Growth and Development. Chapter 3: General Guidelines for Observing Children. Part 2: Elements of Observation. Chapter 4: Methods, Behavior, Plans, and Contexts. Chapter 5: An Introduction to Observation and Recording Methods. Chapter 6:Narrative Descriptions. Chapter 7: Time Sampling. Chapter 8: Event Sampling. Chapter 9:Diary Description. Chapter 10: Anecdotal Records. Chapter 11: Frequency Counts Or Duration Records. Chapter 12: Checklists and Rating Scales. Chapter 13: Application: Recording Methods In Action. Chapter 14: Interpretation of Observations, Implementation of Findings, and Ongoing Evaluation. Part 3: Observation Exercises. Chapter 15: Observing the Newborn: Birth to One Month. Chapter 16: Observing the Infant: One to Twenty-Four Months. Chapter 17: The Young Child: Ages Two through Five. Part 4: Middle Childhood — The School-Age Years. Chapter 18: The School-Age Years: The Six-Year-Old Child. Chapter 19: The School-Age Years: The Seven- and Eight-Year-Old Child. Epilogue.

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