Early Childhood Education:Birth - 8: The World of Children, Families, and Educators - Amy Driscoll - 9780205536047 - Pearson - Pearson Schweiz AG - Der Fachverlag fuer Bildungsmedien - 978-0-2055-3604-7

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title:   Early Childhood Education:Birth - 8: The World of Children, Families, and Educators
series:   Prentice Hall
author:   Amy Driscoll / Nancy G. Nagel
publisher:   Pearson
cover:   Hardcover
edition:   4
language:   English
total pages:   496
pub.-date:   Mai 2007
ISBN13:   9780205536047
ISBN10:   0-20553-604-2
status   title no longer available
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Early Childhood Education:Birth - 8: The World of Children, Families, and Educators

Description

Through the presentation of detailed case studies, this book illustrates the foundations, key concepts, and developmentally appropriate practices of early childhood education, while fostering professional development.

 

A unique case approach is the hallmark of this text; chapters seven through twelve focus on stories of real children in a way that offers a personal look into early childhood settings for children ages Birth - 8.  With a manageable length and readable narrative, the fourth edition of this popular introductory text provides an overview of the foundations, while fostering professional development and advocacy, reflective teaching and learning, and best practices for children and their families.  In addition to seven foundational chapters, each of six chronologically organized, age-related chapters integrates a profile of one child, his or her family and community, and educational/ care giving situation along with the best practices for working with a child of that age. In these chapters, students observe developmentally appropriate practices in authentic settings.  Through the case studies, theory, and journal reflection activities, students learn to incorporate new concepts and best practices for young children with their own experiences. This learning process serves as the foundation for a lifelong journey of working with young children in a variety of early childhood education settings.


Features

  • Six chapters covering the chronological range of ages and stages in early childhood (Chapters 7-12) provide integrated case studies that profile the educational/care giving situation of one young child, including a description of his or her family, support system, and interactions with others.  Cases cover an in-depth look at a range of ECE programs, from employer-sponsored infant care to a mixed-age primary grade class in a public school.
  • Journal activities throughout each chapter encourage students to pause and write about their own experiences as compared to those in the book and to reflect on the meaning of their observations for future Early Childhood Education roles.
  • Curriculum, assessment, family, and guidance issues are each called out with an icon to help students apply the information to real-life settings.
  • MyLabSchool Video feature at the end of each chapter directs students to look at specific video clips of real-life early childhood settings that relate to concepts in the chapter.
  • Conversations about Inclusion boxes feature parents, teachers and administrators discussing the significance of inclusion and what it means in practice.
  • A Closer Look boxes provide in-depth looks at significant current issues, such as brain research, the project approach, Reggio Emilia, etc.
  • Chapter-closing Becoming an Early Childhood Professional section includes professional portfolio activities and bibliographical resources to enhance student learning.
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New to this Edition

  • New! Attention to current issues affecting young children, including stress, obesity, and fears prompted by war and terrorism, and their implications for children's play and ECE curriculum, help future teachers prepare for a sophisticated approach to guidance and understanding of young children.
  • Increased discussion of using technology in early childhood programs and related examples and activities show pre-service teachers how to appropriately support children's development and learning with media.
  • The latest data on family health coverage, stress, poverty, and homelessness provides a comprehensive picture of diverse families in the U.S. and current trends in family configurations.
  • Increased coverage (throughout eight chapters) of physical/motor skills, outdoor play spaces and activities, and health and safety issues includes sketches of playgrounds and guides to help future teachers with safety issues.
  • Updates on recent brain research and studies of bilingual children provide educators with the most current information to apply to practice.
  • Added research on classroom activities to support children's development in the arts.
  • National and state curriculum standards in appropriate discipline areas appear as examples throughout the book to help future teachers better understand standards and apply them to practice.
  • Added descriptions of Reggio Emilia and other programs outside of the U.S. assist future teachers in developing international perspectives.
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Table of Contents

All Chapter include “A Closer Look,” “Principles and Insights: Summary and Review,” and “Becoming an Early Childhood Professional: Your Professional Portfolio and Your Professional Library”

 

1. What Is Early Childhood Education?

Building a Community of Early Childhood Professionals

Exploring the Options in Early Childhood Education: Programs and Roles

What Do Early Childhood Educators Need to Know and Be Able to Do?

History of Early Childhood Education and the Profession


2. The Wonder of Children: Development and Dispositions

Introduction to Development and Dispositions

Studying Infants

Studying Toddlers

Studying Preschool-Age Children (Ages Three to Five Years)

Studying Children in Kindergarten and Primary Grades (Ages Five to Eight Years)

Dispositions


3. Theories of Development: Foundations for Practice.

Theories of Development at a Preschool

Cognitive and Language Development

Social and Emotional Development

Multiple Intelligences Theory

Theory into Practice: A Visit to Preschool


4. Children's Play: A Source of Development and Learning.

Definitions and Thinking about Play

Play and Development: From Infants to Eight-Year-Olds

Social Development and Play

Current Topics and Issues Related to Play

Adult Roles in Children's Play


5. Early Childhood Curriculum: Thinking and Practices.

What is Curriculum?

Ideas about Curriculum

Early Childhood Education Programs

Current Curriculum Guidelines and Approaches

Recent Curricular Emphases


6. Families and Communities: Context for Understanding Children.

Families Today

Today's Families and Home vs. Work

Families and Communities: Significant Understandings

Contemporary Challenges Faced by Families

Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education

7. Infant Care Programs and Practices: Luke's Story.

Finding Good Infant Care

A Conversation with Luke's Dad

Visiting Luke's Home with Kristine

Visiting with Sure, the Infant Care Coordinator

A Closer Look at Infant Care Programs

Current Issues and Trends in Infant Care Programs


8. Toddler Care: Ibrahim's Story.

Toddler Development: Responding with Curriculum and Guidance

The Helen Gordon Child Development Center: A University Laboratory School


9. Preschool: Felipe's Story.

A Visit with Susana

A Home Visit with Felipe's Family

What is Head Start?

Preschool Programs

Supporting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity


10. Kindergarten: Keeley's Story.

Visiting Keeley

Kindergarten: It's Position in the School System

Learning from Jim

After-School Care Program

A Closer Look at Kindergarten


11. The Primary Grades: Erin Cheyenne's Story.

Meet Erin Cheyenne and Her Family

Reasons for Educating At Home

Lessons from Parent's Thinking

Learning from Paula: Meeting Diverse Needs and Providing Guidance

Primary Grade Curriculum

Assessment in the Primary Grades

Professional Preparation of Primary Grade Teachers


12. Special Education: Jodie and Her Family's Story.

A Home Visit with Jodie and Her Family

Reflecting on Jodie's Experiences

Special Education for Young Children

Early Childhood Special Education

 

13. The Changing World of Early Childhood.

Angela's Village

Politics and Early Childhood Programs

Economics and Early Childhood Education

Society and Early Childhood

Summary of Political, Economic, and Social Influences on Early Childhood

Advocacy: Why and How?

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education


Appendix A-Web Resources

Appendix B-The National Association for the Education of Young Children's Code of Ethical Conduct


References

Author Index

Subject Index

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Back Cover

Driscoll/Nagel

Early Childhood Education, Birth - 8: The World of Children, Families, andEducators, 4/e

ISBN: 0205536042

 

 

“The text is excellent. It addresses most of our state's competencies as well as the NAEYC common core of knowledge and skills.  I think the pedagogy of the book is its strength. I love the Journal Reflection questions and also the Professional Portfolio sections.”

        -                      Kathy Allen, Blue Ridge Community College, NC

 

“The goals and objectives of the course that I teach, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, are thoroughly covered in this text.  All chapters are written with an 'interactive' component that encourages students to be active participants in their own learning.”

        -                      Fran Dulcich, Onondaga Community College, NY

 

Through extended case studies, Early Childhood Educationbrings key concepts and developmentally appropriate practices to life for future early childhood educators.

 

Chapters seven through twelve focus on stories of real children in a way that offers a personal look into early childhood settings for children ages Birth - 8.  With a manageable length and readable narrative, the fourth edition of this popular introductory text provides an overview of the foundations, while fostering professional development and advocacy, reflective teaching and learning, and best practices for children and their families. 

 

What makes the fourth edition unique?

  • Attention to current issues affecting young children, including stress, obesity, and fears prompted by war and terrorism, and their implications for children's play and ECE curriculum, prepares future teachers for a sophisticated approach to guidance.
  • Increased discussion showing how to appropriately support children's development and learning with media in early childhood programs and related examples and activities.
  • The latest data on family health coverage, stress, poverty, and homelessness provides a comprehensive picture ofdiverse families in the U.S. today.
  • Increased coverage of physical/motor skills, outdoor play spaces and activities, and health and safety issues.
  • National and state curriculum standards in appropriate discipline areas appear as examples throughout the book to help future teachers better understand standards and apply them to practice.
  • Updates on recent brain research and studies of bilingual children provide the most current information to apply to practice.
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