For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses. Covers ages 0-8. The fifth edition of this brief, paperback, best-selling text has been thoroughly updated to ensure that future teachers of young children 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. This revision offers a new 4-color design, increased curriculum coverage via new Environments and Curriculum sections in the ages/grades chapters, new step-by-step Competency Builder features demonstrating how to do key teaching tasks, new Ethical Dilemma scenarios, and is a Teacher Prep integrated media edition. Plus, it again provides Morrison's trademark trio--comprehensive coverage, inviting format, and appealing writing. A low cost, paperback alternative to the full edition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 You and Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional Chapter 2 Early Childhood Education Today: Understanding Current Issues Chapter 3 History and Theories: Foundations for Teaching and Learning Chapter 4 Implementing Early Childhood Programs: Applying Theories to Practice Chapter 5 Standards and You: Teaching Children to Learn Chapter 6 Observing and Assessing Young Children: Guiding, Teaching, and Learning Chapter 7 Infants and Toddlers: Critical Years for Learning Chapter 8 The Preschool Years: Getting Ready for School and Life Chapter 9 Kindergarten Today: Meeting Academic and Developmental Needs Chapter 10 The Early Elementary Grades: 1--3: Preparation for Life Chapter 11 Educating Children with Diverse Backgrounds and Special Needs: Ensuring All Children Learn Chapter 12 Guiding Children's Behavior: Helping Children Act Their Best Chapter 13 Parents, Families, and the Community: Building Partnerships for Student Success Appendix -- NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Committment Endnotes Glossary Index
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.