Seeing Young Children: 5th Edition

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Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording the behavior of children from birth through age eight. This text uniquely blends the theoretical and practical aspects of observing and recording behavior. The author begins with a discussion of the basic meaning of observation and why it is so important to human functioning. General guidelines for observing children are an extremely important component of this text, as are the basic elements of observing and recording behavior. A full six chapters are dedicated to detailed discussions of eight recording techniques or instruments and the advantages and disadvantages of each. In what is perhaps the most important material of all, the author discusses the interpretation of one's observations, implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation. And, finally, the last five chapters are dedicated to the actual observation exercises through which students can test their skills. Specific by age group, each chapter provides students with observation objectives, instructions as to procedure, and background information on many functional areas.

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Warren Bentzen is a retired Associate Professor from Plattsburgh State University College of New York.

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Part One puts observation in the perspective of the cyclical nature of observing/recording - interpreting - evaluating/recommending, which, in my opinion, remains a major strength of this book.

It [the text] is very complete and covers the materials in an orderly and organized fashion. I particularly like the review of the advantages and disadvantages of each method described, and the inclusion of a chart to reinforce those for the learner...Finally, I really liked the fact that Bentzen takes the time to fully cover children that are older - from ages six through eight. This final section is a real bonus!

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