Student Teaching: Early Childhood Practicum Guide / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
Written for AA and BA degree candidates, professionals and interns participating in supervised field or campus practicum placements in colleges and universities. Student Teaching covers all aspects of teaching from understanding children and staff communication to relationships with parents. This book includes the characteristics of contemporary American families through multicultural and ethnic diversity. Contains chapters on dealing with children with special needs, infant and toddler placement, professionalism, trends, and issues in education.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
PREFACE. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. ORIENTATION TO STUDENT TEACHING. Introduction to Student Teaching Practicum. Placement - First Days on the Teaching Team. Student Teachers Values. PROGRAMMING. Review of Child Development & Learning Theory. Activity Plans. Instruction - Planning Group Times, Themes, & Discovery Centers. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT REVISITED. Classroom Management, Goals, & Techniques. Analyzing Behavior Origins. Promoting Self-Control. COMMUNICATION. Common Problems of Student Teachers. Developing Interpersonal Communication Skills. Problem Solving. THE CHILD. Studies, Analysis, & Applications. Individual Plans, Conferencing, and Referral. Working with the Special Child. PARENTS. The Changing American Family. Parents & Student Teachers. Understanding Home & School Interactions. KNOWING YOURSELF & YOUR COMPETENCIES. Being Observed. Teaching Styles & Techniques. The Whole Teacher - Knowing Your Competencies. PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS. Quality Programs. Professional Commitment & Growth. Advocacy. Issues & Trends. iNFANT/TODDLER PLACEMENT. Student Teaching with Infants & Toddlers. EMPLOYMENT. The Search: Choices & Alternatives. Resumes, Applications, & Interviews. Law & the Student Teacher. APPENDIX. INDEX.