Seeing Young Children

Seeing Young Children : A Guide to Observing and Recording Behaviour

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This comprehensive text explores the practical and theoretical aspects of observing the behavior of young children. It explains the nature and importance of observation in early child care settings, developmental principles and concepts, the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of various recording techniques, and the importance of interpretation and evaluation. It also includes a discussion of cultural diversity and its importance in the observation process. In addition, the text includes various theoretical perspectives on development, as well as observation exercises to help students develop and refine their observational skills. This comprehensive text is designed to help students make meaningful observations to help them better understand the behavior of young more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 236 x 17.3mm | 635.04g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0766811026
  • 9780766811027

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It [the text] is very complete and covers the materials in an orderly and organized fashion. I particularly like the review of the advantages and disadvantages of each method described, and the inclusion of a chart to reinforce those for the learner Finally, I really liked the fact that Bentzen takes the time to fully cover children that are older - from ages six through eight. This final section is a real bonus!"show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Overview: Chapter One: Introduction. Chapter Two: Overview of Development Theories. Chapter Three: General Guidelines for Observing Children. Part 2 The Elements of Observation: Chapter Four: Methods, Behaviours, Plans and Contexts. (Part contents).show more

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