Book Description

From the Back Cover The comprehensive Thirteenth Edition of Early Childhood Education Today presents current research-based applications for providing high-quality early education to all children so that they can be successful in school and in life. ? The new edition retains the engaging style that has made the book so popular and provides practical examples of authentic teaching practices used by master teachers. Its strong coverage of development in the age/grade-specific chapters and its emphasis on diversity make it a market leader. ? Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText This access code card provides access to the new?Enhanced Pearson eText,a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features: Embedded videos. In each chapter at least one video is included that illustrates text concepts and provides a window into the real world of teaching young children. (See pages 45, 137, and 322 for examples.) Check Your Understanding of chapter content. Exercises matched to chapter learning outcomes help readers apply the concepts and ensure that they master the learning outcomes. Exercises and suggested feedback are provided in the Pearson eText. (See pages 16, 50, and 391 for examples.) Reflect and Apply exercises. These eText exercises present challenging situations and ask readers to apply text content to propose a solution. Feedback is provided so that readers can compare responses with that of an experienced teacher. (See pages 22, 50, and 361 for examples.) Observe and Analyze exercises. These video-based eText exercises present readers with a video illustrating child growth and development, teaching and/or learning in action. An open-ended question asks readers to examine the video critically and respond using evidence from the video and understanding of chapter concepts. Feedback is provided for support. (See pages 18, 306, and 520 for examples.) Correlation to NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation Programs. In the eText, new chapter-opening links correlate the chapter to the specific National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards covered, helping students become familiar with these important standards for knowledge and practice. (See pages 3, 37, and 157 for examples.) Read more About the Author George S. Morrison is professor of early childhood education at the University of North Texas where he teaches early childhood education and development to undergraduates and mentors masters and doctoral students. He is an experienced teacher and principal in the public schools. Professor Morrison?s accomplishments include the Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Outstanding Service and Teaching Awards from Florida International University, and the College of Education Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at the University of North Texas. His books include Early Childhood Education Today, Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education, and Teaching in America. Professor Morrison has also written books about the education and development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; child development; the contemporary curriculum; and parent/family/ community Involvement. Dr. Morrison is a popular author, speaker, and presenter. He is senior contributing editor for the Public School Montessorian. His research and presentations focus on the globalization of early childhood education, the influence of contemporary educational reforms on education, and the application of best practices to early childhood education. Professor Morrison also lectures and gives keynote addresses on early childhood education and development in Thailand, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and the Philippines. Read more