Early Childhood Education Today

ISBN-10: 0135010527

ISBN-13: 9780135010525

Edition: 11th 2009

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List price: $139.40
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/13/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

George S. Morrison, Ed.D., is professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas where he teaches early childhood courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Morrison's accomplishments include a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and an Outstanding Service and Teaching Award from Florida International University. His books include "Early Childhood Education Today, "Tenth Edition; and "Teaching in America, "Fourth Edition; "Education and the Development of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The World of Child Development; The Contemporary Curriculum; "and "Parent Involvement in the Home, School, and Community," Dr. Morrison is a popular author, speaker, and presenter. He is Senior Contributing Editor for the "Public School Montessorian "and contributes his opinions and ideas 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 and research interests include integrating best practices into faith-based practices; developing programs for young children and their families with an emphasis on readiness and learning; and the influences of families on children's development. He is also involved in providing technical assistance about graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs and early childhood practices to government agencies, university faculty, and private and public agencies in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.

(Note: Each chapter contains the features Linking to Learning, Activities forProfessional Development,and Readings for Further Enrichment)
Early Childhood Education and Professional Development
You and Early Childhood Education: What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
What Is a Professional?
The Five Goals of Professionalism Professional Dispositions
What Are New Rolesfor Early Childhood Professional Today?
Current Issues and Public Policy: Contemporary Influences on Children and Families
Public Policy and Current Issues Family
Issues Social
Issues Policy and Programming Trends
Accommodating Diverse Learners
Observing and Assessing Young Children: Effective Teaching
Through Appropriate Evaluation What Is Assessment?
Assessment for School Readiness What is Observation?
What Are Critical Assessment Issues?
Accommodating Diverse Learners
Foundations: History and Theories
The Past and the Present: Prologue to the Future Why Is the Past Important?
Historical Figures and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education
The Beginnings of Kindergarten in the United States Twentieth Century
Early Childhood Educators From Luther to the Present
The Essentials of Good Educational Practices Views of Children
Through the Ages Accommodating Diverse Learners Child-Centered Education
Theories Applied to Teaching and Learning: Foundations for Practice
Theories of Learning and Development Piaget's
Theory of Learning Lev Vygotsky and Sociocultural
Theory Abraham Maslow and Self-Actualization
Theory Erik Erikson Howard Gardner Urie Bromfenbrenner and Ecological
Theory Accommodating Diverse Learners New Directions in Cognitive Development
Programs and Services for Children and Families
Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
The Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood Programs Principles of the Montessori Method
The Montessori Method in Action High/Scope
A Constructivist Approach Reggio Emilia Waldorf Education: Head, Hands, and Heart
Child Care: Meeting the Needs of Children, Parents, and Families
The World of Child Care What Is Child Care?
Types of Child Care Programs What Constitutes Quality Care and Education?
The Effects of Care and Education on Children
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