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Introduction to Early Childhood Education Preschool Through Primary Grades

ISBN-10: 0205491456
ISBN-13: 9780205491452
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Jo Ann Brewer
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Book details

List price: $196.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

Features
Preface
Foundations of Early Childhood Learning
Young Children Growing, Thinking, and Learning
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Theories of Development
Behaviorist Theory
Maturationist Theory
Constructivist Theory
Multiple Intelligences Theory
Social Learning Theory
Ecological Systems Theory
Theoretical Influences on Teaching
Theoretical Influences on Observations
Children's Development
Physical Development
Social Development
Emotional Development
Intellectual Development
Child Development and Curriculum Planning: An Example
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Designing Schools for Young Children
Early Schools for Young Children
Key People in Early Childhood Education
Other Influential People in Early Childhood Education
Changes in Early Childhood Education
The Child-Care Movement
Kindergarten
Head Start
Programs for Children with Special Needs
Early Intervention Programs
Contemporary Models of Early Childhood Programs
The Montessori Model
The Behaviorist Model
The Constructivist Model
Summaries and Comparisons
Research on Program Models
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Creating an Environment for Learning
Planning a Learning Environment
Structuring the Physical Environment
Room Arrangement
Physical Climate
Assessing the Environment
Instructional Materials
Learning Areas
Beginning the Year
Managing Learning Areas
Planning the Outdoor Environment
Planning for Safety-Inside and Out
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Planning Learning Activities
Curriculum Design
Curriculum Organization
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Rationale for an Integrated Curriculum
Selecting a Theme
Implementing the Theme
Evaluating the Theme
Learning Plans
Mandated Lessons and Goals
Multicultural Education and Antibias Curriculum
Computers in Early Childhood Programs
Teaching and Learning with Computers
Young Children Online
Scheduling
Details of the Schedule
Simplifying Routines
Adapting the Schedule
Kindergarten: Half-Day, Full-Day, and Alternate-Day Programs
Other Scheduling Issues
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Play: Learning at Its Best
Defining Play
Types of Play
Characteristics of Play
Levels of Play
Purposes of Play
Intellectual Development
Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development
Development of Play Behaviors
Infancy
Preschool
Early Primary Grades
Middle Childhood
Play in School Settings
Roles of the Teacher
Play in Primary Classrooms
Benefits of Play at School
Selecting Materials for Play
Play as a Teaching Strategy
Communicating the Benefits of Play
Play and Academic Learning
Outdoor Play
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Guiding Behavior
Defining Discipline, Punishment, and Guidance
Punishment
Guidance
Planning for Guidance in the Classroom
Preventing Behavior Problems
Strategies for Guiding Behavior
Teaching Skills and Behaviors
Guiding Groups
Making Guidance Decisions
Behavior-Management Systems
Assertive Discipline
Glasser Model
Ginott Model
Dreikurs Model
Assessing Behavior-Management Systems
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Assessment and Reporting
Defining Assessment and Testing
Types of Assessment
Types of Tests
Testing Young Children
High-Stakes Testing
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
Strategies for Assessment
Tallies
Running Narratives or Logs
Incident Records
Narratives
Anecdotal Records
Checklists and Rating Scales
Records of Conversations, Conferences, and Interviews
Rubrics
Parent Questionnaires
Self-Evaluations
Organizing Assessment Data
Portfolios
Reporting Assessment Data
Report Cards
Conferences
Student-Led Conferences
Narrative Reports
Telephone Calls
Casual Conversations
Newsletters
Videotapes
Evaluating Assessment and Reporting
Program Assessment
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Working with Parents and Paraprofessionals
Parent Involvement
Realities of Parent-Teacher Relationships
Implications for Teachers
Encouraging Parent Involvement
Strategies for Teachers and Schools
Parent Roles
Activities for Involving Parents
Communicating with Parents
School Handbooks
Home Visits
Parent Visits to School
Letters and Notes
Telecommunication
Community Resources
Volunteers in the Classroom
Working with Paraprofessionals
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
The Curriculum Chapters
Celebrating the Magic of Language
Defining Language
Characteristics of Language
Systems of Language
Learning Language
Sequence of Language Development
Theoretical Models of Language Learning
Teaching Language
Creating an Effective Environment
Standards for Language Development
Observing Language Learners
Providing Activities That Encourage Language Growth
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Developing Literacy
Defining Literacy
Teacher Qualities That Support Literacy
Evaluating the Research
Understanding How Literacy Develops
Standards for Reading Teachers
Program Elements That Support Literacy
Goals for Literacy Instruction
Standards for Literacy Development
Providing a Supportive Classroom Environment
Oral Language and Listening Skills
Music as a Literacy Activity
Reading Aloud and Storytelling
Learning about Print
Attending to Sound
Presenting Selected Text
Commercial Programs for Literacy Instruction
Helping All Children Feel Successful as Literacy Learners
Learning to Write
Development of Writing
Conventions of Written Language
The Writing Process with Young Children
Assessing the Development of Literacy
Observing Oral Language
Observing Writing
Determining Knowledge of Books and Print
Observing Reading
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Manipulation and Discovery through Mathematics
Defining Mathematics
Learning Mathematics
Teaching Mathematics
Standards for Mathematics Education
The Strand Model
Materials for Mathematics Instruction
Manipulates
Calculators and Computers
Integrating Mathematics into the Curriculum
Mathematics and Play
Mathematics and Literacy
Mathematics and Literature
Assessment of Mathematics
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Manipulation and Discovery through Science
Defining Science
Learning Science
Manipulation, Observation, and Discovery
The Scientific Process
Teaching Science
Ensuring Safety
Teaching Basic Concepts and Encouraging Positive Attitudes
Planning the Sequence of Activities
Standards for Science Education
Integrating Science into the Curriculum
Science and Literacy
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Encouraging the Creative Arts
The Importance of Arts Experiences
Goals of Arts Education
Standards for Arts Education
Visual Arts
Stages in Development
Goals of Visual Arts Experiences
Standards for Visual Arts Education
Suggested Visual Arts Experiences
Art versus Craft Activities
Music
Goals of a Music Program
Standards for Music Education
Singing
Playing Instruments
Listening Experiences
Approaches to Music Instruction
Movement and Dance
Movement Experiences
Dance Education
Standards for Dance Education
Drama
Encouraging Drama
Standards for Drama Education
Roles of Specialists
Assessing Experiences in the Arts
Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Living Together: The Social Studies
Defining Social Studies
Learning Social Studies
A Constructivist View
Teaching Social Studies
Multiple Views of the Social Studies Curriculum
Current Expectations
Standards for Social Studies Education
Planning Social Studies Experiences
Integrating Social Studies into the Curriculum
Social Studies Themes
Celebrating Holidays
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Promoting Wellness: Physical Education and Health, Nutrition, and Safety Education
Physical Education
Encouraging Motor Development
Goals of Physical Development Programs
Standards for Physical Education
Physical Education Activities
Health, Nutrition, and Safety Education
Health Education
Nutrition Education
Safety Education
Integrating Physical Education and Health, Nutrition, and Safety Education into the Curriculum
Children With Special Needs
Celebrating Diversity
Summary
Reflections
Explorations and Activities
Glossary
Resources for Further Reading
Children's Books
References
Index

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