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Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, 6th Edition

By Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Anne K. Soderman, Alice P. Whiren, Michelle Q Rupiper

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 7, 2014

Description

Helps students create the best programs for young children ages three through eight.

 

The authors’ goal in writing Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education was to bring together the best information currently available for developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years.

 

The Sixth Edition addresses all aspects of classroom life, including the roles of children and adults, the physical and social environments, and teaching and learning within multiple domains for children age three to eight. It provides a comprehensive, cohesive approach to curriculum development, which results in greater continuity for children and practitioners in group settings in childcare, preschool, and the early elementary grades.


Concentrating as much on the “how” of curriculum development as on the “what and why,” the authors provide practical, research-based guidelines for translating theory into best practice that accommodates age-appropriateness, individual differences, and social and cultural diversity. Students learn how to conceptualize, plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum through detailed application opportunities in each chapter.

 

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Chapter 1: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning in Developmentally Appropriate Programs

Part 2 Setting the Stage for Learning

Chapter 3: Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities

Chapter 4: Planning and Implementing Effective Group-Time Activities

Chapter 5: Organizing Space and Materials

Chapter 6: Child Guidance in Early Childhood Classrooms

Chapter 7:  Assessing and Evaluating Children's Learning

Chapter 8: Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Engagement

Part 3 The Curriculum

Chapter 9: The Aesthetic Domain

Chapter 10: The Affective Domain

Chapter 11: The Cognitive Domain

Chapter 12: The Language Domain

Chapter 13: The Physical Domain

Chapter 14: The Social Domain

Part 4 Integrating Curriculum

Chapter 15: Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play

Chapter 16: Organizing Children's Learning Over Time

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-335177-7

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-335177-4

Format: Alternate Binding

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