Beginnings and Beyond Foundations in Early Childhood Education

ISBN-10: 1418048658
ISBN-13: 9781418048655
Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $256.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Beginnings and Beyond, Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 7e, is the most comprehensive foundations book on the market. With the blend of a simple approach to learning, and the depth required to practically apply the material, this book will appeal to all levels of students, and teachers. Diversity and development are woven throughout the material and are highlighted by chapter icons within the margin for easy reference. This feature helps the reader to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. This comprehensive, yet easy to understand approach makes this an excellent book for a foundations course, curriculum course, or reference for teachers at all levels.

Kathryn Williams Browne has been teaching children, families, and students for more than 30 years. First a teacher of young children-in nursery school, parent cooperatives, full-day child care, pre-kindergarten, bilingual pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade-she moved to Stanford University's lab school, where she served as head teacher and psychology lecturer. Co-authoring with Ann Miles Gordon was enhanced by Kate's role as a parent, while her consultant and school board experience offered perspectives on public policy and reform. Kate teaches in the California Community College system and Early Childhood Mentor program, which offer the richness of a diverse student population coupled with the challenges of access and privilege that parallel those in the early education field itself.

History of Early Childhood Education
Types of Programs
Defining the Young Child
Developmental and Learning Theories
The Teachers Role
Observation and Assessment
Understanding and Guiding Behavior
Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education
Creating Environments
Evaluating for Effectiveness
Planning for Play: Curriculum Basics
Planning for the Mind: Cognitive Development
Planning for the Mind: Language Development
Planning for the Heart and Soul: Emotional, Social, Creative, and Spiritual Growth
Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education

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