Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education : History, Theories and Approaches to Learning

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This is a core text for Introduction/Foundations in Early Childhood Education courses or Issues/Models of Early Childhood Education courses. This text differs from other models or approaches texts in its vivid descriptions of programs and settings and practical instructional applications. Foundational chapters on Early Childhood Education history, learning theories, and NAEYC's Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Code of Ethics give students an introduction to the field, while chapters discussing The Project Approach, Multiple Intelligences, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf help students to understand distinctions and similarities among classroom learning approaches. Highly practical, realistic "Putting It Into Practice" features show students how to apply theory with young children in today's classrooms. This text includes themes of self-reflection and developing an identity as an early childhood teacher, using developmentally appropriate practices, and developing sections of a professional portfolio in each chapter. This text is especially well suited for use with the Early Childhood Education Settings and Approaches DVD by Charles Bleiker. To enhance your course with this media, please contact your local more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 202 x 250 x 20mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013119190X
  • 9780131191907

Table of contents

Part I Foundations Chapter 1 Introduction to the Field of Early Childhood EducationChapter 2 Historical Overview: People and Beliefs That Shaped the FieldChapter 3 Constructivist Learning: Building Knowledge From WithinChapter 4 Multiple Intelligences Theory: Applications in the Early Childhood ClassroomChapter 5 National Association for the Education of Young Children: Defining Best Practices Part II Models and Approaches Chapter 6 Early Intervention: Empowering Change from Within (Head Start and Early Head Start)Chapter 7 The High/Scope Foundation: Planning, Implementing, and Reviewing Best PracticesChapter 8 The Project Approach: Active Inquiry in Early ChildhoodChapter 9 The Schools of Reggio Emilia: A Child's WorldChapter 10 Montessori Education: Environment, Materials, and MethodsChapter 11 Waldorf Education: Harmony and the Whole Child Part III Beginning the JourneyChapter 12 Bringing it all Together: Imagining and Becoming Appendix A NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate PracticeAppendix B NAEYC Code of Ethical ConductAppendix C Historical Time Line ChartAppendix D Key Contributors ChartAppendix E Guiding Principles Chart ReferencesIndexshow more

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