Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (6th Edition)

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9780137033874: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education (6th Edition)

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education provides a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field of early childhood education. It presents engaging chapter features on early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision-making. Separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the primary grades explore young children’s unique developmental and educational needs. Fundamentals’ emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of each and every child and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals.

New to this edition:

·   MyEducationLab margin notes in every chapter integrate new online assignable video-based exercises, linked to learning outcomes          and NAEYC Standards, perfect for all types of courses.

·   A Study Plan on MyEducationLab provides practice multiple-choice items with feedback. 

·   Chapter content is aligned with the revised six NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation Programs.

·   New “Accommodating Diverse Learners” sections address the inclusion of all children, including those with special needs. This feature          recognizes the ongoing integration of the fields of early childhood education and early childhood special education.

·   Many additional core content examples and illustrations and a streamlined body of features result in a more accessible and applied          edition. 

                                                   

Resources: Online Instructor’s Manual; Online Test Bank; MyTest, an electronic test management system that also generates WebCT and Blackboard formats; and Online PowerPoints.

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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.

About the Author:

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.

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