Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses.The third edition of this best-selling text has been thoroughly updated to ensure that future teachers of children from birth through age 8 encounter the most current ideas about how children learn, how best to teach them, and how to effectively include their families and their communities in their education. The third edition offers strengthened emphasis on professionalism and professional standards; greater coverage of curriculum; and increased discussion of the diversity of today's classrooms. Plus, it again provides Morrison's trademark trio-comprehensive coverage, inviting format, and appealing writing.
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  • Paperback | 397 pages
  • 195.6 x 223.5 x 17.8mm | 616.9g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130975125
  • 9780130975126

Table of contents

1. You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? 2. Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues. 3. History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning. 4. Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice. 5. Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching, and Learning. 6. Infants and Toddlers: Foundational Years for Learning. 7. The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School. 8. Kindergarten Today: Meeting Academic and Developmental Needs. 9. The Primary Grades: Preparation for Lifelong Success. 10. Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs: Ensuring All Children Learn. 11. Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Act Their Best. 12. Cooperation and Collaboration with Parents, Families, and the Community: Building a Partnership for Student Success. Appendix: The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
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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. Professor 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 University. Dr. Morrison is the author of many books on early childhood education, child development, curriculum, and teacher education, including Early Childhood Education Today, Eighth Edition, and Teaching in America, Third Edition. Dr. Morrison is a popular author, speaker, and presenter. He writes an ongoing column for the Public School Montessorian and contributes his opinions and views to a wide range of publications. His speaking engagements and presentations focus on the future of early childhood education, the changing roles of early childhood teachers, and the influence of contemporary educational reforms, research, and legislation on teaching and learning. Dr. Morrison's professional interests also include the application of neuroscience and developmental research to early childhood programs. He has developed Success For Life, a research-based program for children from birth to six years of age. Success For Life helps children achieve success in school and daily life. The curriculum is an interdisciplinary approach and applies theory and research to practice for the education and optimum development of children and families. Currently, 250 teachers in child care and early childhood education sites involving 4,000 children collaborate in the implementation of Success For Life. In addition, over 40 teachers and 1,000 children are involved in the Success For Life Thailand Project.
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