Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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9780132331296: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

Covers ages 0-8. The fifth edition of this brief best-selling text has been thoroughly updated to ensure that future teachers of young children 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. This revision offers integrated video access, step-by-step Competency Builder features, Ethical Dilemmas, expanded sections on Environments and Curriculum, and an engaging full-color design. Plus, it again provides Morrison's trademark trio–comprehensive coverage, inviting format, and appealing writing. A low cost, paperback alternative to the full edition.

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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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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

Fifth Edition

George S. Morrison

 

Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education provides a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field of early childhood education. Featuring an exciting, new, and colorful design, Fundamentals 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 primary grades explore young children’s unique developmental and educational needs. Fundamentals’ emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of all children and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals.

 

New to this edition:

  • Margin notes throughout the text guide readers to the Teacher Prep Website that integrates high-quality video clips, artifacts, and teaching strategies (an access code card is included in the text and provides full access to the site)
  • Expanded coverage of curriculum and environments in Chapters 7-10
  • Step-by-step “Competency Builder” features demonstrate how to perform key teaching tasks, such as observation, lesson planning, and promoting cognitive development
  • “'Ethical Dilemma” features challenge students to apply their understanding of NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct to scenarios
  • An emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity, including strategies for working with English Language Learners
  • Additional citations throughout the text to familiarize readers with key research
  • A more focused and applied body of features and figures

Resources include an online and print Instructor’s Manual, Online Test Bank, TestGen, WebCT and Blackboard, and a Companion Website.  To visit the website that accompanies this text, please go to http://www.prenhall.com/morrison

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