Early Childhood Education Today
For Introduction to Early Childhood courses.In this comprehensive, market-leading text, one of the best-known authors in the field provide the knowledge and skills that prospective early childhood teachers need in order to confidently educate young children while effectively collaborating with parents, other professionals, and community agencies. Here is the broadest foundational coverage available, organized around seven core themes: Professionalism in Practice, Theory to Practice, Diversity, Family-Centered/Community-Based Practice, Timeliness, Developmentally-Appropriate Practice, and Applying Technology. Throughout the material, special features showcase the reality of early childhood education "as it happens" today, and encourage students to take full advantage of the educational arena to give all young children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.
- Paperback | 608 pages
- 213.4 x 259.1 x 27.9mm | 1,297.29g
- 10 Jul 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 9th edition
About George S. Morrison
George S. Morrison, Ed.D., shown here with children at the University of North Texas Child development Laboratory, is professor and 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, an end Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International University. Dr. Morrison is the author of many books on early childhood education, child development, curriculum, and teacher education, including Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, Third Edition, and Teaching in America, Third Edition. His professional affiliations include the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the American Educational Research Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, the Council for Exceptional Children, the International Reading Association, and the Southern Early Childhood Association. Dr. Morrison's professional interests include the application of research to early childhood programs, teacher education, and international education. 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.
Table of contents
PART I: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 1. You and Early Childhood Education: What Does it Mean to Be a Professional? 2. Changes in Early Childhood Today: Public Policy and Current Issues. 3. Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching through Appropriate Evaluation. PART II: FOUNDATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORIES. 4. The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future. 5. Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice. PART III: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 6. Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice. 7. Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families. 8. The Federal Government: Supporting Children's Success. Part IV: THE NEW WORLD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 9. Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning. 10. The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life. 11. Kindergarten Education: Learning All You Need to Know. 12. The Early Elementary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success. PART V: MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN. 13. Technology and Young Children: Education in the Information Age. 14. Guiding Children: Helping Children Become Responsible. 15. Multiculturalism: Education for Living in a Diverse Society. 16. Children with Special Needs: Appropriate Education for All. 17. 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.