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Titel:   Early Childhood Education Today:International Edition
Reihe:   Prentice Hall
Autor:   George S. Morrison
Verlag:   Pearson
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   11
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   600
Erschienen:   Juli 2008
ISBN13:   9780135039908
ISBN10:   0-13-503990-8
Status:   Der Titel ist leider nicht mehr lieferbar. Sorry, This title is no longer available. Malheureusement ce titre est épuisé.
 

Early Childhood Education Today:International Edition

Description

The eleventh edition of this best-selling text does an excellent job presenting broad, foundational content on the issues and the field of early childhood education.  It is known for its clear presentation, voices of professionals features, and its strong coverage of development in its age-specific chapters.  It also presents the comprehensive coverage that most courses require on families, diversity, children with special needs, theories, programs, and technology.  Its coverage of professionalism has been woven through the book for several editions and is exceptionally strong. Key changes to this edition include integrated video clips and a robust online course using MyEducationLab resources, new content on Accomodating Diverse Learners, and additional curriculum and standards content in the age-specific chapters. It is now the Intro to ECE text with the strongest coverage of special needs on the market.

Features

  • Coverage of Professionalism--Chapter 1 discusses in detail and the many dimensions of professionalism, along with the three core attributes of professional practice, collaboration, ethics and advocacy.
  • Competency Builders--These features are designed to build students' competence and confidence in performing essential teaching tasks, step by step.
  • Program in Action--In nearly every chapter this feature enables Students to experience actual programs designed for children in real-life classrooms and early childhood settings throughout the United States. These real examples enable Students to explore the best practices of early childhood education.
  • Voice from the Field--This feature allows practicing teachers to explain to Students their philosophies, beliefs, and program practices.
  • Diversity Tie-In--This feature in every chapter is designed to introduce Students to a topic or issue of diversity they might not have thought about and to encourage Students to address it in a way they might not have considered.
  • Portraits of Children--These features, located in chapters 9, 10, 11, 12 and 16 are designed to ensure that we consider children as individuals as we discuss how to teach them.  The features present snapshots of children from all cultures and backgrounds, enrolled in real child care, preschool, and primary-grade programs across the United States.
  • Lesson Plans--This feature lets Students look over the shoulder of experienced teachers and observe how they plan for instruction.
  • Ethical Dilemmas--Each chapter includes a vignette of a real-world situation that presents a difficult decision an early childhood professional has to make.  These dilemmas help build Students' understanding of what it means to think like a professional and to response appropriately in complicated or potentially compromising situations.
  • Margin Glossary Terms and Definitions--Key terms and concept are defined in the text as they are presented and are also placed in page margins.
  • Glossary--Is located at the end of the book and incorporates all of the definitions and terms found in the margin notes.
  • MyEducationLab! To package this text with the book-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0-135-03532-5. Videos are accompanied by assignable exercises.  
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New to this Edition

 

MyEducationLab! To package this text with the book-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0-135-03532-5

  • NEW  Web-Based Assessment and Remediation Site. A variety of assessment items, supported by video, research articles, and other content from MyEducationLab, provide practice opportunities and scaffold learning. Includes pre- and posttest multiple-choice items and essay-format Building Teaching Skills and Homework and Exercises.
  • NEW  Accommodations Sections with Strategies for Diverse Learners. New sections in each chapter provide strategies to accommodate learners with disabilities, English learners, and those with other special needs in inclusive classrooms. Moreover, current research-based content and examples of teaching diverse learners are woven through all chapters by two early childhood college professors, Dr. Michelle Laroque and Dr. Sharon Darling,  whose specialties are in special education.
  • NEW NAEYC Standards Presented at the Beginning of Each Chapter. In addition, MyEducationLab provides a video of the author, and accompanying assignable questions, discussing each of these standards and the dispositions of effective early childhood professionals.
  • Expanded Coverage of Environments and Curriculum. Each age-specific chapter contains expanded discussions of developmentally appropriate environments and curriculum for young children, along with illustrations and tables to make the content accessible. Curriculum content helps students understand the reality of today's early childhood classrooms.
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Table of Contents

(Note:  Each chapter contains the features Linking to Learning, Activities for Professional Development, and Readings for Further Enrichment)

PART 1        EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

1.     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 Roles for Early Childhood Professional Today?

2.    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

3.    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

PART 2        FOUNDATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORIES

 

4.    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

5.    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

PART 3        PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

 

6.    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

7.    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

8.    The Federal Government: Supporting Children's Success

Federal Legislation and Early Childhood

Head Start Programs

Other Federal Initiatives

Accommodating Diverse Learners

 

PART FOUR        THE NEW WORLD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

9.    Infants and Toddlers: Foundation Years for Learning

What Are Infants and Toddlers Like?

Young Brains: A Primer

Motor Development

Intellectual Development

Language Development

Psychosocial and Emotional Development

Infant and Toddler Mental Health

Quality Infant and Toddler Programs

Preparing Environments to Support Infant and Toddler Development

Accommodating Diverse Learners

 

10.  The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life

Why Are Preschools So Popular?

What Are Preschoolers Like?

School Readiness: Who Gets Ready for Whom?

Play and the Preschool Curriculum

The New Preschool Curriculum: Standards and Goals

Helping Preschoolers Make Successful Transitions

Accommodating Diverse Learners

Preschool Issues

11.  Kindergarten Education

Who Attends Kindergarten?

Readiness and Placement of Kindergarten Children

The Changing Kindergarten

What Should Kindergarten Be Like?

Environments for Kindergarteners

Curriculum in Kindergarten

Kindergarten Issues

Accommodating Diverse Learners

The Future of Kindergarten

12.  The Primary Grades

Teaching in Grades One to Three

What Are Children in Grades One to Three Like?

Primary Education Today

Looking to the Future

PART 5        MEETING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

 

13.  Technology and Young Children

The Computer Generation

Equity in Technology

Technology and Special Childhood Populations

Implementing Technology in Early Childhood Education Programs

Parents and Technology

The Technological Future and You

14.  Guiding Children

The Importance of Guiding Children's Behavior

A Social Constructivist Approach to Guiding Children

Teacher Effectiveness Training

Nine Keys to Guiding Behavior

Development of Autonomous Behavior

Physical Punishment

Trends in Guiding Children

15.  Multiculturalism

Multicultural Awareness

Multicultural Infusion

Bilingual Education Programs

Trends in Multicultural Education

16.  Children with Special Needs

Children with Disabilities

Gifted and Talented Children

Abused and Neglected Children

17.  Parent, Family, and Community Involvement

Changes in Schooling

Changes in Families

Education as a Family Affair

Guidelines for Involving Parents and Families

Community Involvement and More

 

Appendix A    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

Appendix B    NAEYC Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

Appendix C    Time Line: The History of Early Childhood Education

 

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Back Cover

Th>Early Childhood Education Today provides the current and comprehensive coverage you expect, plus an online course with video-based assignable exercises and practice quizzes with remediation to support student achievement. New accommodations/inclusion content, NAEYC standards, and curriculum coverage are three other significant additions to this revised edition.  Other hallmarks of this leading text are its exceptionally strong coverage of professionalism and its profiles of programs and professionals.   

 

NEW Web-Based Assessment and Remediation Site. A variety of assessment items, supported by video, research articles, and other content from MyEducationLab, provide practice opportunities and scaffold learning. Contains pre- and posttest multiple-choice items, and  essay-format Building Teaching Skills, and Homework and Exercises.

 

NEW Accommodations Sections with Strategies for Diverse Learners. New sections in each chapter provide strategies to accommodate learners with disabilities, English learners, and those with other special needs in inclusive classrooms. In addition, current research-based content and examples of teaching diverse learners are woven through all chapters by two early childhood special education college professors.

 

Chapter Content Aligned with NAEYC Standards.  Each chapter begins with NAEYC standards to help students understand how these standards connect with practice and impact quality in teaching and learning.  

 

Expanded Coverage of Environments and Curriculum. Each age-specific chapter contains expanded discussions of developmentally appropriate environments and curriculum for young children, along with illustrations and tables to make the content accessible. Curriculum content helps students understand the reality of today's early childhood classrooms.

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Author

George S. Morrison is professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas where he teaches child development and early childhood classes to undergraduate and graduate students. He is an experienced teacher and was a principal in the public schools.

Professor Morrison's accomplishments include both a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International University. His books include Early Childhood Education Today, 11th Edition; Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, 5th Edition; and Teaching in America, 5th Edition. Professor Morrison has also written books about the education and development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; child development; the contemporary curriculum; and parent/family/community involvement.

Dr. Morrison is a popular author, speaker, and presenter. He is senior contributing editor for the Public School Montessorian and also writes for a wide range of publications. His speaking engagements and presentations forcus on the future of early childhood education, the changing roles of early childhood teachers, the influence of contemporary educational reforms on early childhood education, and the application of best practices to faith-based programs.

Dr. Morrison is co-director of the Center for Success For Life Thailand (SFLT) at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Tahiland. The center develops curricula and conducts teacher training designed to reform early childhood practices. He also lectures extensively on early childhood practices in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.
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Reader Review(s)

"I think my students at the lower division level would find it manageable, just as students in the upper divisions would find it easy to read. Visually, it is so appealing and there are so many additional resources that accompany it such as links to web sites, discussion questions, suggested activities, etc... Competency Builders: These are a strength of the book. You could design lab assignments around these and practical application assignments that students could put in their professional portfolios...He [George Morrison] really does have his finger on the pulse of the field. I don't think you can get a more up-to-date text than this." (Stacey York; Minneapolis Community & Technical College)

"George Morrison has a gift for combining a writing style that engages the reader with the presentation of content...It is the writing style that sets this text apart from the others in a positive way." (Mary Cordell; Navarro College)

"The key strengths are the amount and depth of information available! There is an amazing amount of detail here. The text does weave together Early Childhood Education and Foundations effectively. The supplemental materials add even greater strength. This is very comprehensive." (James Barta; Utah State University)

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