Windows on Learning: Documenting Young Children's Work, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Completely updated, this popular guide provides teachers with a proven method for documenting (collecting, analyzing, and displaying) young children's work at school. Written by teachers for teachers, this classic resource also shows principals, curriculum coordinators, and directors of Head Start and other early intervention programs how to develop children's portfolios to share with parents or to use for assessment and other accountability purposes.
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Describes a framework, collection system, and display method for documenting early childhood programs. The work is based on the authors' studies of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, as well as their own theories and experiences in American schools. The method they present incorporates an authentic assessment system called Work Sampling, and is applicable to various curriculum models, including thematic teaching and the project approach. Contains many examples of documentation, including many childrens' drawings and b&w photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807747865
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2007
  • Series: Early Childhood Education Series , #110
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 189,926
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Harris Helmis Consultant and Trainer, Best Practices Inc. Sallee Beneke is a Resource Specialist at STARnet, and Kathy Steinheimer is a teacher at Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Centre.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Learning About Documentation 11
1 The Value of Documentation 13
2 Windows on Learning: A Framework for Decision Making 25
3 The Documentation Web: Providing a Map for Documentation 33
4 Project Narratives: Telling the Story 39
5 Observations of Child Development: Watching the Child 48
6 Individual Portfolios: Capturing Children's Competence 57
7 Individual and Group Products: Seeing Is Believing 72
8 Self-Reflections of Children: Thinking About Thinking 100
Pt. II Learning How to Document 109
9 Organization and Presentation of Documentation 111
10 Implementation: Using Documentation for Decision Making 130
11 Documentation as Assessment: Building Credibility 143
Pt. III An Example of Documentation: "Our Mail Project" Memory Book 151
App Overview of the Work Sampling System 191
References 195
Index 199
About the authors 202
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