Student Teaching: Early Childhood Practicum Guide / Edition 6

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Overview

This book is designed to assist early childhood education student teachers, professionals, and interns in teaching children from 3 to 8 years of age. Student Teaching provides step-by-step instruction through the process of field experiences. It contains chapters dealing with children with special needs, infant and toddler placement, professionalism, trends, and issues in education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418066482
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/8/2007
  • Series: Student Teaching: Early Childhood Practi
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne M. Machado's experience in the early childhood education field has included full-time assignment as a community college instructor and department chairperson. Her duties included supervision of early childhood education students at two on-campus laboratory child development centers at San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College, as well as child centers in the local community. Her teaching responsibilities encompassed early childhood education, child development, and parenting courses. She received her MA from San Jose State University and her vocational community college life credential with coursework from the University of California at Berkeley. Her experience includes working as a teacher, director, and an early childhood education consultant in public early childhood programs, parent cooperative programs, and private early childhood centers. Ms. Machado is an active participant in several professional organizations that relate to the education and well-being of young children and their families. She is a past president of California Community College Early Childhood Educators and the Peninsula Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition to EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS, she co-authored STUDENT TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM GUIDE, Seventh Edition (©2011) with Dr. Helen Meyer-Botnarescue. She also co-authored EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION: HOW TO SECURE YOUR CAREER, with Romana Reynolds (©2006). Both are published by Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Currently, Ms. Machado consults with teachers and administrators and interacts with young children in classrooms in Cascade, Idaho and San Jose, California.

Helen C. Botnarescue, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus at the California State University. She currently chairs the Heritage Committee of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the International Committee for the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE), and co-chairs the Retired Members' Committee of OMEP. She is a three-time president of the California ACEI, and has served twice as a Region 10 representative to NAECTE. Helen is a regular contributor to several publications including Childhood Education, the ACEI journal The Activist, and Our Heritage Today, two of the newsletters of ACEI. Dr. Botnarescue mentors new teachers and advises the principal of her church school and regularly tutors children for the Redwood City Elementary School District.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Ch. 1 Introduction to Student Teaching Practicum 1
Ch. 2 Placement - First Days on the Teaching Team 21
Ch. 3 A Student Teacher's Values 40
Ch. 4 Review of Child Development and Learning Theory 51
Ch. 5 Activity Planning 70
Ch. 6 Instruction - Group Times, Themes, and Discovery Centers 95
Ch. 7 Classroom Management Goals and Techniques 109
Ch. 8 Analyzing Behavior to Promote Self-Control 134
Ch. 9 Common Problems of Student Teachers 157
Ch. 10 Problem Solving 179
Ch. 11 Case Studies, Analysis, and Applications 189
Ch. 12 Working with Children with Disabilities 214
Ch. 13 The Changing American Family 231
Ch. 14 Parents and Student Teachers 246
Ch. 15 Being Observed 267
Ch. 16 Teaching Styles and Techniques 287
Ch. 17 The Whole Teacher - Knowing Your Competencies 299
Ch. 18 Quality Programs 311
Ch. 19 Professional Commitment and Growth 327
Ch. 20 Trends and Issues 342
Ch. 21 Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers 367
Appendix 387
Glossary 434
Index 442
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