Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

ISBN-10: 0130496588

ISBN-13: 9780130496584

Edition: 3rd 2004

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This book brings together the best information available on developing an integrated, holistic approach to curriculum and instruction for children age three to eight in such formal group settings as childcare, pre-school, and the early elementary grades. Concentrating as much on the “how” of curriculum development as on the “what and why,” the authors present numerous examples and practical, research-based guidelinesorganized by developmental domainfor translating theory into best practice that accommodates age-appropriateness, individual differences, and social and cultural diversity. For childcare, pre-school, and early elementary grades instructors.
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Book details

List price: $78.70
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Marjorie J. Kostelnikis Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. A former child care, Head Start, and preschool teacher, as well as elementary school specialist, Dr. Kostelnik has been actively involved in helping educators in early childhood programs explore the implications of developmentally appropriate practices. Her work has taken her to many settings throughout the United States and abroad. Marjorie teaches classes in early childhood inclusive education and is currently on the Coordinating Commission for High Quality Early Childhood Education for the state of Nebraska. Anne K. Sodermanhad 14 years of classroom experience working with children in both public and nonpublic educational settings prior to joining Michigan State University in 1979, where she is now Professor Emeritus. In addition to continuing to consult with schools in international settings, she is currently carrying out an administrative assignment and conducting research on second-language acquisition in Beijing, China. Soderman is also co-author ofGuiding Childrenrsquo;s Social Development and Learning, 6 th Ed. (2009),Creating Literacy-Rich Preschools and Kindergartens(2008) andScaffolding Emergent Literacy(2005). Alice Phipps Whirenis a professor emeritus of the Department of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University. She taught curriculum in early childhood and child development to undergraduate and graduate students and was supervisor of the Child Development Laboratories. Early in her career, she taught young children in an inner-city public school in Michigan. She also served as a Head Start assistant director and has provided a variety of training sessions for preprimary teachers nationally and internationally.

Foundations Of Early Childhood Education
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Evolving Framework for Teaching Young Children
Principles of Development and Learning: Implications for Effective Teaching
Setting The Stage For Learning
Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities
Planning and Implementing Effective Whole-Group Activities
Organizing Space, Materials, Time, and Children's Groups
Promoting Self-Discipline in Children
Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Involvement
The Curriculum
The Aesthetic Domain
The Affective Domain
The Cognitive Domain
The Language Domain
The Physical Domain
The Social Domain
Integrating Curriculum
Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play
Integrating the Curriculum Through Theme Teaching
Integrating Curriculum Through Authentic Assessment
Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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