Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (3rd Edition)

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For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses.The third edition of this best-selling text has been thoroughly updated to ensure that future teachers of children from birth through age 8 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. The third edition offers strengthened emphasis on professionalism and professional standards; greater coverage of curriculum; and increased discussion of the diversity of today's classrooms. Plus, it again provides Morrison's trademark trio-comprehensive coverage, inviting format, and appealing writing.

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With a focus on what it means to be an early childhood professional, this new introduction offers a current, up-to-date, readable approach to all of the major topics, programs, and issues at the forefront of the field today. Comprehensive, yet compact, this is a perfect text for 1- or 2-credit courses.

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This textbook by best-selling author George Morrison focuses on the fundamentals of early childhood education for pre-service and in-service early childhood teachers and caregivers.

Exciting new features of the third edition include:

  • An increased emphasis on professionalism in early childhood education, including a new professional development checklist with professional development goals related to every chapter and professional development activities at the end of each chapter.
  • Professionalism in Practice features spotlight outstanding teachers and caregivers in a variety of early childhood contexts.
  • Increased coverage of early childhood curriculum—including expanded curriculum emphases on literacy and reading, math, health, multiculturalism, and guiding behavior.
  • A new chapter combining streamlined coverage of history and theories of early childhood education, with increased emphasis on how young children learn and how to relate history and theories to modern educational practices.
  • Many new Programs in Action have been added, covering topics such as character education, conflict resolution and violence prevention, family literacy, multiage and bilingual classrooms, early gifted education, health, technology, and more.
  • New Technology Tie-In features in every chapter prepare educators for twenty-first century classrooms.
  • A Companion Website integrated into the text via margin notes and Companion Website icon alerts readers to valuable online resources and additional learning opportunities.

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