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Introduction to early childhood education : preschool through primary grades

Author: Jo Ann Brewer
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This third edition brings exciting new features while illustrating its hallmark theme of developmentally appropriate practice. With clear, interesting language, Jo Ann Brewer guides the reader through the young child's world in this comprehensive, timely text that stresses "best practices": day care, learning, growth, and proper curriculum. Favorite special features such as Developmentally Appropriate Practice and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Ann Brewer
ISBN: 0205267742 9780205267743
OCLC Number: 37024141
Description: xiv, 543 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Young Children Growing, Thinking, and Learning --
2. Schools for Young Children: Choices in Design --
3. Creating an Environment for Learning --
4. Play: Learning at Its Best --
5. Guiding Behavior: Encouraging Self-Control --
6. Teachers, Parents, and Paraprofessionals --
7. Planning and Assessing Learning Activities --
8. Language: Celebrating the Magic --
9. The Development of Literacy: Reading and Writing --
10. Manipulation and Discovery: Mathematics --
11. Manipulation and Discovery: Science --
12. Encouraging the Creative Arts --
13. Living Together: The Social Studies --
14. Wellness for the Young Child: Motor Development, Health, and Safety --
15. Assessment and Reporting.
Other Titles: Early childhood education
Responsibility: Jo Ann Brewer.

Abstract:

This third edition brings exciting new features while illustrating its hallmark theme of developmentally appropriate practice. With clear, interesting language, Jo Ann Brewer guides the reader through the young child's world in this comprehensive, timely text that stresses "best practices": day care, learning, growth, and proper curriculum. Favorite special features such as Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Integrating the Curriculum are joined by these following new additions: updated information on constructivist theory and programs, teacher vignettes at the end of each chapter, diversity issues in families and in the classroom, and "Parents and ..." highlight how to engage parents in particular areas in their child's life.

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