Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

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9780132331296: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

For Introduction to Early Childhood Education courses.

 

Covers ages 0-8. The fifth edition of this brief, paperback, 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 a new 4-color design, increased curriculum coverage via new Environments and Curriculum sections in the ages/grades chapters,  new step-by-step Competency Builder features demonstrating how to do key teaching tasks, new Ethical Dilemma scenarios, and is a Teacher Prep integrated media edition. 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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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

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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