Through the Looking Glass : Observations in the Early Childhood Classroom
For observation in early childhood courses (preschool to third grade).Taking a strong developmental focus, this book ensures that students understand the close relationship between observing, understanding what has been observed, and improving the educational curriculum and environment. This edition is the result of a continued commitment to produce a book on observation that unites solid methodological instruction with a broad understanding of children's development.
- Paperback | 396 pages
- 185.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 635.04g
- 09 Aug 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
I. PREPARING THE LOOKING GLASS. 1. The Educated Observer. 2. On the Road to Sound Observations. 3. Highlights of Development During the Preschool Years. 4. Highlights of Development During the Primary Years. II. OBSERVING INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN. 5. Observing Development of Individual Children by Using Running Records. 6. Observing Development of Individual Children by Using Anecdotal Records. 7. Observing the Development of Individual Children by Using Checklists. 8. Observing the Development of Individual Children by Using Rating Scales. 9. Observing the Development of Individual Children by Using ABC Narrative Event Sampling. 10. Classroom Portfolios and Parent Conferences. III. OBSERVING CHILDREN, TEACHERS, INTERACTIONS, AND ENVIRONMENTS. 11. Observing Children and Teachers at Work by Using Tally Event Sampling. 12. Observing Children and Teachers at Work by Using Time Sampling. 13. Designing Observational Instruments to Use in the Early Childhood Classroom. 14. Selecting Methods to Observe, Plan, and Enrich the Physical Environment. IV. OBSERVING CLEARLY. 15. Through the Looking Glass. Appendix A. Preschool and Primary Grade Growth Indicators. Appendix B. Quick Review Answers. Glossary. References. Index.