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Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education, 2nd Edition

  • Ann Miles Gordon
  • Kathryn Williams Browne
  • ISBN-10: 1111830835
  • ISBN-13: 9781111830830
  • 240 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

BEGINNING ESSENTIALS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Second Edition, is a streamlined foundations textbook that introduces early childhood students to the field. This unique text is organized to answer four key questions: What is the field? Who is the child? Who is the teacher? and What is being taught? These four sections address the essentials in early childhood education, emphasizing multiculturalism and developmentally appropriate practice. A new reader-friendly design with a more visual layout better meets the needs of today's learners. Other new features include special boxed material that highlights key issues related to standards, diversity, DAP, professionalism, and ethics. Video features introduce videos of actual early childhood settings that are available on the accompanying website, an invaluable resource that provides instructors and students with opportunities for reflection as well as for personal and professional development.

Features

  • The book takes a developmental approach, rather than a subject-oriented approach, to help readers understand developmentally appropriate practice.

  • "What Do You Think?" boxes in every chapter invite students to reflect on how concepts relate to their own lives and learning.

  • Chapter 1 introduces the history of the field and current issues, showing the connections between the past, the present, and future trends--and providing students with a "big picture" understanding of early childhood education.

  • To anchor student learning, pedagogy includes the alignment of chapter-opening learning objectives, major headings in each chapter, and chapter summaries.

About the Author

Ann Miles Gordon

Ann Miles Gordon, BA: University of Washington (Child Development), MA: Stanford University (Early Childhood Education) has been in the early childhood field for over 45 years as a teacher of young children, of parents, and of college students. She has taught in lab schools, church-related centers, and private and public preschool and kindergarten programs. While at Stanford, Ann was at the Bing Nursery School for 11 years and was a lecturer in the Psychology Department. For 10 years she also served as an adjunct faculty member in four colleges, teaching the full gamut of early childhood courses. Ann served as executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools for 14 years, where more than 1,100 early childhood programs were a part of her network. She is now consulting in the areas of early childhood curriculum governance and professional development.

Kathryn Williams Browne

Kathryn Williams Browne has been teaching children, families, and students for more than 30 years. First a teacher of young children--in nursery school, parent cooperatives, full-day child care, pre-kindergarten, bilingual pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade--she moved to Stanford University's lab school, where she served as head teacher and psychology lecturer. Co-authoring with Ann Miles Gordon was enhanced by Kate's role as a parent, while her consultant and school board experience offered perspectives on public policy and reform. Kate teaches in the California Community College system and Early Childhood Mentor program, which offer the richness of a diverse student population coupled with the challenges of access and privilege that parallel those in the early education field itself.

Table of Contents

Section 1: WHAT IS THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION?
1. History and Current Issues of Early Childhood Education.
2. Types of Programs.
Section 2: WHO IS THE YOUNG CHILD?
3. Defining the Young Child.
4. Developmental and Learning Theories.
Section 3: WHO ARE THE TEACHERS?
5. Teaching: A Professional Commitment.
6. Observation and Assessment: Learning to Read the Child.
7. Guidance Essentials.
8. Families and Teachers: An Essential Partnership.
Section 4: WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT?
9. Creating Environments.
10. Curriculum Essentials.
Appendices.
Index.

New to this edition

  • A new visually attractive design and streamlined coverage make the text more reader-friendly and accessible to today's learners.
  • A new chapter organization reduces the number of pages and improves the flow of information.
  • New standards integration shows how the text chapters correlate to the key NAEYC Standards, including chapter-opening listings of NAEYC Standards, integrated coverage of standards throughout the book, and a convenient Correlation Chart on the inside book covers that indicates where standards coverage appears.
  • New feature boxes in every chapter highlight the key topics that are important to the field, such as diversity, standards, DAP, professionalism, and ethics.
  • New TeachSource Video Cases boxes introduce videos that allow students to relate important chapter content to real-life scenarios in early childhood settings. Videos are viewable on the book's website, Education CourseMate.
  • Expanded supplements support instructors and students outside of the classroom.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 113323044X | ISBN-13: 9781133230441)

The online Instructor's Manual contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including learning objectives, chapter outlines and summaries, teaching and learning activities, and additional print and online resources. For assessment support, the Test Bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1133230474 | ISBN-13: 9781133230472)

Available for download from the instructor website, ExamView® testing software includes all the test items from the Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests in print or online.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1133230504 | ISBN-13: 9781133230502)

Preassembled Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides cover content for each chapter of the book.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133232450 | ISBN-13: 9781133232452)

Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more; and Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint® slides.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133231004 | ISBN-13: 9781133231004)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including media assets, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133231020 | ISBN-13: 9781133231028)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including media assets, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133232450 | ISBN-13: 9781133232452)

Cengage Learning's Education CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook; learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and videos; and more in your Education CourseMate, accessed through CengageBrain.com.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133231004 | ISBN-13: 9781133231004)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including media assets, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

WebTutor™ on WebCT® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133231020 | ISBN-13: 9781133231028)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including media assets, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

MindTap Education, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285381890 | ISBN-13: 9781285381893)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your early childhood education course.

General MindLink for MindTap Education, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285407776 | ISBN-13: 9781285407777)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your education course.