Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

ISBN-10: 0137033877

ISBN-13: 9780137033874

Edition: 6th 2011

Authors: George S. Morrison

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For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses. Covers ages 0-8.The sixth edition of this brief, paperback, best-selling text is practical, based on current research and thinking about how young children learn, and provides concrete examples for how best to teach children from birth to age 8. It offers Morrison's friendly and accessible writing tone, comprehensive coverage, and practical application. A low cost, paperback alternative to the full edition.
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List price: $108.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
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
Who is an Early Childhood Professional?
The Five Goals of Professionalism
Pathways to Professional Development
New Roles for Early Childhood Professionals
Activities for Professional Development
Early Childhood Education Today
Issues Influencing the Practice of Early Childhood Education
Politics and Early Childhood Education
Federal and State Involvement in Early Childhood Programs
New Directions in Early Childhood Education
Activities for Professional Development
Histories and Theories
The Importance of History of Early Childhood Education
The Importance of Theories of Learning
Famous People and Their Influence on Early Childhood Education
From Luther to Today: Basic Beliefs Essential for High Quality Early Childhood Programs
Learning Theories and Their Influence on Early Childhood
Activities for Professional Development
Implementing Early Childhood Programs
Growing Demand for Quality Early Childhood Programs
Program Models
Federal Programs for Young Children
Early Childhood Programs and You
Standards and You
What Are National and State Standards for What Students Will Learn and Do?
Importance of National, State, and Local Standards
How Are Standards Changing Teaching and Learning?
What Are Issues Associated with National, State, and Local Standards?
Activities for Professional Development
Observing and Assessing Young Children
What is Assessment and Why is it an Important Professional Responsibility?
Why is it Important for You to Know How to Assess Children and Families?
Using Observation to Assess
Types of Assessment
Assessment in Context
What Are the Issues in the Assessment of Young Children?
Activities for Professional Developmen
Infants and Toddlers
What Are Infants and Toddlers Like?
How Do Infants and Toddlers Develop?
Motor Development
Cognitive Development
Language Development
Preparing Enriched Environments to Support Infant and Toddler Development
Curricula for Infants and Toddlers
Infant Mental Health
Portraits of Children
Activities for Professional Development
The Preschool Years
What is Preschool?
What Are Preschoolers Like?
Ready to Learn: Ready for School
Preschool and State Standards
The Preschool Curriculum
Play in Preschool Programs
Successful Transitions to Kindergarten
Portraits of Children
Activities for Professional Development
Kindergarten Today
The History of Kindergarten Education
What Are Kindergarten Children Like?
Who Attends Kindergarten?
Environments for Kindergarteners
Curriculum in the Kindergarten
The Early Elementary Grades: 1-3
Teaching in Grades One to Three
What Are Children in Grades One to Three Like?
Environments That Support Learning in the Primary Grades
Curriculum in the Primary Grades
Portraits of Children
Activities for Professional Development
Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Children with Disabilities
Teaching English Language Learners (ELLS)
Multicultural Education
Activities for Professional Development
Guiding Children�s Behavior
Why Guide Children�s Behavior?
Parents, Families, and the Community
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