Assessing Young Children (3rd Edition)

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  Assessing Young Children addresses theory and provides illustrations of appropriate practice for prospective teachers, as well as discusses current trends for experienced teachers.    It approaches assessment as an integral part of the teaching-learning process.  Key components of the assessment system advocated include cultural sensitivity, parent collaboration and a vision of inclusionary practice in all early childhood environments-child care and school.  This book reflects the knowledge base of early childhood and early childhood special education.    For courses in Assessment in early childhood education.

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Comprehensive and holistic in its approach, Assessing Young Children, integrates considerations for assessing children with special needs more extensively than any other text of its kind.  The importance of parent collaberation is emphasized throughout the book, and it includes a unique chapter on building an individual Child Study.  This highly accessible revision offers students:

  • Case vingettes
  • Clearly defined terms and concrete examples of key concepts
  • Additional observation and assessment tools for classroom use
  • Criteria for considering technology for assessment and record keeping
  • Expanded coverage of assessment issues, including issues related to English language learners and accountability
  • Milestones for typical development

To view the website that accompanies this text, please go to http://www.prenhall.com/mindes

About the Author:

Gayle Mindes is Professor of Education and Program Leader for Early Childhood Education at DePaul University in Chicago.  She teaches in the pre-service early childhood and elementary education programs there.  Mindes, a life-long urban educator writes and speaks on the topics of assessment, social studies, and kindergarten. Books include:

·        Assessing Young Children, 4th Ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Merrill, 2011.

·        Teaching young children social studies. by invitation of Early Childhood Series Editors: Doris P. Fromberg and Leslie R. 

           Williams for Greenwood Press. Paperback edition released by Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

·         Koralek, D. & Mindes, G. (2006) Spotlight on young children and social studies. Washington, DC: National Association for

            the Education of Young Children.

·        Ornstein, A. C. & Lasley, T. (2005) Secondary and Middle School Methods 2nd Ed. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

·        Mindes, G. & Donavan, M. A. (2001) Building character: Five enduring themes for a stronger early childhood curriculum.

           With Marie Donovan.  Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon.

She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas; M. S. in Counseling and Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin; and Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on early childhood education at Erikson Institute, from Loyola University of Chicago.

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