Early Childhood Education Today
Appropriate for courses in Introduction to Early Childhood Education.From one of the best-known authors in the field comes an important and timely revision of this market leading text. Prepares pre-and in-service early childhood professionals to confidently teach young children and to collaborate effectively with families and community agencies. The comprehensive approach provides the knowledge and skills necessary to help children be successful in school and life. Appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses and for professional development courses at all levels.
- Hardback | 570 pages
- 205.7 x 269.2 x 27.9mm | 1,247.39g
- 28 Aug 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 8th edition
Table of contents
I. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 1. You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean To Be a Professional? 2. Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues. II. THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS. 3. The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future. 4. Montessori Education: Independence, Respect, and Self-Directed Learning. 5. Piaget and Others: Contributors to Constructivism. 6. Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice. III. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES. 7. Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning. 8. The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School. 9. Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know. 10. The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success. IV. GUIDING AND ASSESSING YOUNG CHILDREN. 11. Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching Through Appropriate Evaluation. 12. Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Become Responsible. V. MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN. 13. Technology and Young Children: Education for the Information Age. 14. Multiculturalism: Education for Living in a Diverse Society. 15. Children with Special Needs: Appropriate Education for All. 16. Parent, Family, and Community Involvement: Cooperation and Collaboration. Appendix A: The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Appendix B: NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. Index.
About George S. Morrison
GEORGE S. MORRISON, Ed.D., is professor of early childhood education and holder of the Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair in early childhood education at the University of North Texas. Dr. Morrison's accomplishments include a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, an Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, and Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International UniversityDr. Morrison is the author of many books on early childhood education, child development, curriculum, and teacher education, including Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, Second Edition, and Teaching in America, Second Edition.His professional affiliations include the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Society for Research in Child Development (SCRD), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), the American Psychological Society (APS), and the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA).Dr. Morrison's professional interests include the application of neuroscience and developmental research to early childhood programs. Dr. Morrison and his associates have developed Success For Life, a research-based curriculum and program for children from birth to six years of age.