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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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ISBN-10: 0130975125

ISBN-13: 9780130975126

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: George S. Morrison

List price: $67.00
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For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses. The third edition of this best-selling text has been thoroughly updated to ensure that future teachers of children from birth through age 8 encounter the most current ideas about how children learn, how best to teach them, and how to effectively include their families and their communities in their education. The third edition offers strengthened emphasis on professionalism and professional standards; greater coverage of curriculum; and increased discussion of the diversity of today's classrooms. Plus, it again provides Morrison's trademark triocomprehensive coverage, inviting format, and appealing writing.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 397
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.13" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 1.650
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.

You and Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional
Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues
History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning
Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice
Standards and You: Teaching Children to Learn
Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching, and Learning
Infants and Toddlers: Critical Years for Learning
The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life
Kindergarten Today: Meeting Academic and Developmental Needs
The Early Elementary Grades: 1ndash;3: Preparation for Life
Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs: Ensuring All Children Learn
Guiding Childrenrsquo;s Behavior: Helping Children Act Their Best
Parents, Families, and the Community: Building Partnerships for Student Success
Appendix ndash; NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
Endnotes
Glossary
Index