Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education
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Author: Sue Bredekamp
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780133257380
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound book. Sue Bredekamp, one of the foremost authorities in the field of early childhood education, is author of Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, now in its Second Edition. At its core, this intriguing text provides the building blocks for understanding effective practices in early childhood education. Building upon the Developmentally Appropriate Practice framework that she conceptualized, Sue Bredekamp shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children. Written with a clear and engaging presentation, the author designed the book to prepare a new generation of early childhood professionals by remaining keenly focused on the three core themes threaded throughout: intentional teaching, challenging and interesting curriculum, and evidence-based, effective practices for a new generation of early childhood educators. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

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Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education Access Code
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Author: Sue Bredekamp
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0133395081
Release: 2013-02-27
Editor: Pearson

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Video-Enhanced Pearson eText Access Code. This access code card provides you access to the new Video-Enhanced eText for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, 2/e exclusively from Pearson. The Video-Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. Full-color online chapters include dynamic videos that show what course concepts look like in real classrooms, model good teaching practice, and expand upon chapter concepts. Over 47 video links, chosen by our authors and other subject-matter experts, are embedded right in context of the content you are reading. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad and Android tablets.* Interactive. Features include embedded video, note taking and sharing, highlighting and search. Affordable. Experience all these advantages of the Video-Enhanced eText for half the cost of a print bound book. This access code card provides a 6 month subscription to the video-enhanced Pearson eText for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education, 2/e. At the end of your subscription, you have the option to extend your access at a reduced cost. Sue Bredekamp, one of the foremost authorities in the field of early childhood education, is author of Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, now in its second edition. At its core, this intriguing text provides the building blocks for understanding effective practices in early childhood education. Building upon the Developmentally Appropriate Practice framework that she conceptualized, Sue Bredekamp shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children. Written with a clear and engaging presentation, the author designed the book to prepare a new generation of early childhood professionals by remaining keenly focused on the three core themes threaded throughout: intentional teaching, challenging and interesting curriculum, and evidence-based, effective practices for a new generation of early childhood educators. *The Pearson eText App is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store.* Requires Android OS 3.1 – 4, a 7” or 10” tablet or iPad iOS 5.0 or newer

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education
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Author: Sue Bredekamp
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0132779420
Release: 2011-06-23
Editor: Prentice Hall

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This text, written by one of the foremost authorities in the field, provides the building blocks for understanding effective practices in early childhood education. Building upon the Developmentally Appropriate Practice framework that she conceptualized, Sue Bredekamp shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children. The book is designed to prepare a new generation of early childhood professionals by helping them construct a cohesive understanding of this dynamic field by reading about it in Bredekamp's clear and engaging presentation, seeing it in action through integrated classroom videos, and reinforcing it online in MyEducationLab assignable exercises. Demonstrates How Current Research Informs Effective Practices Each chapter includes" What Works, "which presents research-based practices in action, including descriptions of demonstrated effective practices such as dialogic reading and engaging children in planning. "Expert Lens "features focus on culture, linguistic diversity, and children with disabilities and special needs. Preeminent professionals in the field--Carol Brunson Day, Gail Joseph, and Luis Hernandez--present their perspectives on key topics. The terms and definitions used in this text contribute to establishing a shared vocabulary for all of those in and entering the field. Describes What Effective Teachers Do to Enhance Children's Learning and Development This text emphasizes the notion that effective teachers are purposeful in everything they do. Effective teachers have the knowledge to make informed decisions and adapt for individual differences in children throughout the day. Many of the features in the text were contributed by Carol Copple. "Becoming an Intentional Teacher" features get into the heads of what teachers are thinking and "how" and "why" they select the strategies they do. "How Would You Respond?" features are critical thinking, classroom-based exercises that ask students to make informed decisions to address situations. Chapter 9, "Teaching to Enhance Learning and Development," is a unique, practical chapter that focuses on teaching strategies that work. "Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions" and "Activities and Applications "on MyEducationLab are assignable exercises in key areas such as planning a culturally responsive curriculum and making decisions about what is developmentally appropriate. Focuses on Curriculum Content and What Is Important for Children's Learning and Development Chapters 12-15 focus on the goals for young children's learning and development in language, literacy, and the arts; math, science, and technology; social-emotional learning and social studies; and physical fitness and health. Play is integrated throughout as an effective means to support all domains of development and promote effective learning in all curriculum content areas. The emphasis on implementing effective curriculum includes current issues, such as the goal of aligning prekindergarten and primary education, research on what predicts later success in school, and expectations for teacher qualifications.

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education
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Author: Sue Bredekamp
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0133956709
Release: 2015-10
Editor: Pearson

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to REVEL. To order REVEL packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134379160. REVEL is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience--for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Early childhood authority, Sue Bredekamp, designed Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation to prepare a new generation of teachers who can make a difference in children's lives and education. Written with a clear and engaging presentation, this intriguing text provides the building blocks for understanding developmentally appropriate, effective practices in early childhood education. Bredekamp shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children by focusing on three key themes: intentional teaching, challenging and interesting curriculum, and evidence-based, effective practices. The Third Edition is updated with the latest research impacting policy and practice to help teachers thrive in the dynamic field of early education. NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's products exist for each title*, and registrations are not transferable. In addition to the access card included in this package, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access code for REVEL may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. * REVEL features such as embedded videos, exercises, and quizzes are only available in the REVEL format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.

Revel for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education Building a Foundation with Loose Leaf Version

Revel for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education  Building a Foundation with Loose Leaf Version
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Author: Sue Bredekamp
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0134401093
Release: 2016-01-11
Editor: Pearson

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"This package includes the REVEL access card and loose-leaf version." REVEL is Pearson s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. Early childhood authority, Sue Bredekamp, designed "Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation" to prepare a new generation of teachers who can make a difference in children s lives and education. Written with a clear and engaging presentation, this intriguing text provides the building blocks for understanding developmentally appropriate, effective practices in early childhood education. Bredekamp shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children by focusing on three key themes: intentional teaching, challenging and interesting curriculum, and evidence-based, effective practices. The Third Edition is updated with the latest research impacting policy and practice to help teachers thrive in the dynamic field of early education. NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's products exist for each title*, and registrations are not transferable. In addition to the access card included in this package, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access code for REVEL may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. 0134401093 / 9780134401096 REVEL for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation with Loose-Leaf Version Package consists of: 013411549X / 9780134115498 Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, Loose-Leaf Version 0134303253 / 9780134303253 REVEL for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation -- Access Card " *REVEL features such as embedded videos, exercises, and quizzes are only available in the REVEL format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads." "

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education
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Author: Sue Bredekamp
Pages: 576
ISBN: 013338635X
Release: 2013-05-28
Editor: Pearson

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Sue Bredekamp, one of the foremost authorities in the field of early childhood education, is author of Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, now in its Second Edition. At its core, this intriguing text provides the building blocks for understanding effective practices in early childhood education. Building upon the Developmentally Appropriate Practice framework that she conceptualized, Sue Bredekamp shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children. Written with a clear and engaging presentation, the author designed the book to prepare a new generation of early childhood professionals by remaining keenly focused on the three core themes threaded throughout: intentional teaching, challenging and interesting curriculum, and evidence-based, effective practices for a new generation of early childhood educators. MyEducationLab MyEducationLab with Video-Enhanced Pearson eText. * Included in this package is access to MyEducationLab with the new Video-Enhanced eText for Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education, exclusively from Pearson. MyEducationLab delivers customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics to help prepare students for the classroom. MyEducationLab provides instructors and students access to the video-enhanced Pearson eText, which includes: Full-color online chapters with dynamic videos that show what course concepts look like in real classrooms, model good teaching practice, and expand upon chapter concepts. Over 47 video links, chosen by our authors and other subject-matter experts, are embedded right in context of the content you are reading. Instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad and Android tablets.** Other features such as note taking and sharing, highlighting, search and more. *To access, your Instructor must set up a course,

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education Building a Foundation 3rd Ed

Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education  Building a Foundation 3rd Ed
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Author: BREDEKAMP.
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1157029224
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

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Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
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Author: Lissanna Follari
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0134747984
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A broad exploration of the roles and practices of working with, and for, children and families Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education helps teachers connect early childhood education beliefs and philosophies to professional practice. It provides insights into common program models or approaches, including Reggio Emilia, Montessori, High/Scope, Head Start, Waldorf, and The Project Approach. Real classroom stories illustrate how teachers and programs integrate child-centered approaches into actual practice. Running themes emphasize teachers' roles, views of children, inclusion, and diversity. New and experienced teachers alike will learn to define, shape, and reshape their own practices to advocate on behalf of children and families. The 4th Edition reflects the most recent changes in early childhood education, including legislative and policy changes and the latest research on effective practice. Throughout the text, content has been expanded to include even more emphasis on inclusive practices and diversity. Also available with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded videos, interactive exercises, and quizzes. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; the Enhanced Pearson eText does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the Enhanced Pearson eText, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and the Enhanced Pearson eText, search for: 0134747348 / 9780134747347 Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, with Enhanced Pearson eText--Access Card Package Package consists of: 013474795X / 9780134747958 Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education: History, Theories, and Approaches to Learning, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card 0134747984 / 9780134747989 Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education History Theories and Approaches to Learning 3rd Edition

Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education  History  Theories  and Approaches to Learning  3rd Edition
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Author: Lissanna Follari
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9780133569841
Release: 2015-05-20
Editor: Pearson Higher Education AU

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education: History, Theories, and Approaches to Learning (3rd Edition)

Understanding Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia

Understanding Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia
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Author: Joanne Ailwood,Wendy Boyd,Maryanne Theobald
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781000248272
Release: 2020-07-16
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In order to effectively practise as an early childhood educator it is essential to understand the theories, policies and pedagogy that shape the discipline. Understanding Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia provides core foundational knowledge that is critical for best practice. Part One looks at concepts of childhood and the development of mass education before examining influential theories including developmental psychology, sociology, feminisms and critical theory. Specific approaches are also analysed including Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Multiple Intelligences and HighScope. Part Two focuses on the guiding frameworks and policies in Australia and explores in depth issues affecting Indigenous children and provisions for recognising diversity and the practice of inclusion. The final section examines teaching and leadership and considers curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, building relationships between staff and families, the care of babies and infants, the environment in which early childhood education takes place and the responsibilities and professional development of teachers. This essential reference will ensure pre-service teachers develop a sophisticated understanding of how theory underpins effective practice in early childhood education.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs
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Author: Sue Bredekamp,Carol Copple
Pages: 182
ISBN: 093598979X
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: National Assn for the Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume spells out more fully the principles undergirding developmentally appropriate practice and guidelines for making decisions in the classroom for young children.

Culturally Responsive Self Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

Culturally Responsive Self Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators
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Author: Julie Nicholson,Priya Shimpi Driscoll,Julie Kurtz,Doménica Márquez,LaWanda Wesley
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780429620171
Release: 2019-12-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first self-care book designed specifically for the early childhood field, Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators is filled with helpful strategies and tools that you can implement immediately. Recognizing that self-care is not one size fits all, the authors present culturally responsive strategies drawn from diverse early childhood staff working in a range of roles across communities and contexts. By tying the importance of educator self-care to goals of social justice and equity, this book advocates for increased awareness of the importance of self-care on both an individual and institutional level. Through key research findings, effective strategies and personal anecdotes, this accessible guide helps readers understand and engage with the critical role self-care and wellness-oriented practices play in creating strong foundations for high quality early learning programs.

Evidence Based Practices and Programs for Early Childhood Care and Education

Evidence Based Practices and Programs for Early Childhood Care and Education
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Author: Christina J. Groark,Kelly E. Mehaffie,Robert B. McCall,Mark T. Greenberg
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781483361918
Release: 2006-07-14
Editor: Corwin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This timely handbook presents evidence and recommendations to make informed decisions for planning, funding, and operating high-quality educational programs for children ages 3-8.

Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Handbook of Early Childhood Education
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Author: Robert C. Pianta,W. Steven Barnett,Laura M. Justice
Pages: 634
ISBN: 9781462503377
Release: 2012-03-16
Editor: Guilford Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Early childhood education receives more attention and funding today than ever before, yet the quality of available programs varies widely. What interventions are most effective for promoting young children's school readiness? How can educators partner successfully with diverse families to help close the income- and race-based achievement gap? What are the obstacles to dissemination of evidence-based child care and preschool practices, and how can these obstacles be overcome? Bringing together foremost experts, this forward-thinking book reviews the breadth of current knowledge about early education and identifies important priorities for practice and policy. Part I describes the contemporary landscape of early education in the United States: what programs are in place; how they are utilized, administered, and funded; and their educational aims. Part II presents cutting-edge research on curricula and teaching methods that work. Coverage encompasses strategies for fostering specific skills--including language, literacy, and early mathematics and science--and for enhancing academic development overall. Next, Part III turns to the critical areas of social development and the family context of early education. Chapters describe exemplary approaches to supporting young children's executive functioning, self-regulation, social-emotional learning, and mental health. Rounding out the volume, Part IV addresses ways to better serve children with special needs, as well as how to strengthen the roles of early educators through professional development, higher education, and certification. Comprehensive and authoritative, this volume combines an impeccable research grounding with a strong applied focus. It belongs on the desks of researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in early education, early literacy, child development, and special education; school and child care administrators; and education policymakers.

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education
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Author: D. Ray Reutzel
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9781462519255
Release: 2014-07-09
Editor: Guilford Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.

Psychological Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

Psychological Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
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Author: Susan L. Golbeck
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781135669645
Release: 2001-03-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The field of early childhood education and the science of psychology have a long and closely intertwined history. The study of young children's learning within school contexts provides a test of developmental theory while at the same time identifies the limits of psychology for informing practice. The purpose of this book, part of the Rutgers Invitational Symposium on Education Series, is to bring together the work of the leading researchers in the field of child development and early education to inform three issues facing the United States today: * clarifying developmentally appropriate instruction from the perspective of cognitive developmental psychology; * ensuring that young children's schooling adequately addresses content; and * meeting cognitive goals while simultaneously supporting social and emotional development. Throughout, the role of empirical inquiry in developmental psychology for the practice of early education is examined.

Care and Education in Early Childhood

Care and Education in Early Childhood
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Author: Audrey Curtis,Maureen O'Hagan
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781317857600
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The authors draw on their extensive early years experience to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the key issues in the field of early childhood care and education. In this fully updated and revised new edition, rewritten to include the new Early Years Foundation Stage, students will find that this text now meets the needs of students on Foundation degrees, Early Childhood Degrees and the new Early Years Professional qualification. Topics covered in this essential textbook include: an overview of the principles of effective practice discussions on equal opportunities and children's rights an update of the latest development theories relating to brain development and how children learn and the difficulties children may face in their learning investigations into what working with parents really means consideration of the different early years systems in operation summaries of key management issues and useful information on how to address them comparison with European perspectives on early years care and education the importance of play in children's early learning. Readers of this second edition will also find the expansion of existing chapters in order to include topics such as inclusion, transitions, child protection in relation to the internet and partnerships with parents. The book covers the whole age range from birth to eight years with a special section on the birth to three years age group. Each chapter is fully referenced and has case studies or reflective practice boxes within the text. Informative and engaging, the book challenges the reader to think about how underlying theory may be reflected in practice. It will be essential reading for all students who are studying for early childhood qualifications at levels four, five and six.

Childhood Education Effective Practices

Childhood Education  Effective Practices
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Author: Carson Taylor
Pages: 213
ISBN: 1632407787
Release: 2019-06-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Childhood education is a sub-field of educational theory. It can be divided into three primary areas - early childhood education, primary education and secondary education. Early childhood education is an informal way of learning for young children, up to the age of eight years. Primary education is the stepping-stone of formal education for children followed by a more structured framework of secondary education. The techniques and forms of childhood education play a crucial role in shaping the persona of children and developing their skills. This book discusses the modern approaches of this field. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. This book is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts, researchers, educationists and teachers.

The Inclusive Classroom Profile Set

The Inclusive Classroom Profile Set
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Author: Elena P. Soukakou
Pages: 104
ISBN: 1681252198
Release: 2016-08-22
Editor: Unknown

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education
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Author: Donna Couchenour,J. Kent Chrisman
Pages: 1600
ISBN: 9781506353173
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?