Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum : Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

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For Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Courses. This text brings together the best information available on developing an integrated, holistic approach to curriculum and instruction for children age three to eight in such formal group settings as childcare, pre-school, and the early elementary grades. Concentrating as much on the "how" of curriculum development as on the "what and why," the authors present numerous examples and practical, research-based guidelines-organized by developmental domain-for translating theory into best practice that accommodates age-appropriateness, individual differences, and social and cultural diversity. A unique field-tested observation tool in the Instructor's Manual supplies critical feedback during students' classroom sessions.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 204.2 x 278.9 x 24.1mm | 1,075.02g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130496588
  • 9780130496584

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Introduction. I. FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Evolving Framework for Teaching Young Children. 2. Principles of Development and Learning: Implications for Effective Teaching. II. SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING. 3. Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities. 4. Planning and Implementing Effective Whole-Group Activities. 5. Organizing Space, Materials, Time, and Children's Groups. 6. Promoting Self-Discipline in Children. 7. Evaluating and Guiding Children's Progress by Using Authentic Assessment. 8. Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Involvement. III. THE CURRICULUM. 9. The Aesthetic Domain. 10. The Affective Domain. 11. The Cognitive Domain. 12. The Language Domain. 13. The Physical Domain. 14. The Social Domain. IV. INTEGRATING CURRICULUM. 15. Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play. 16. Integrating Curriculum by Using Themes and Projects. Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans. References. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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