For courses on the Guidance/Management of Young Children.
Using a holistic, ecological approach, this textbook provides clearly-written explanations on how guidance must be understood within the context of what we know about children, as well as what we expect them to learn.
Guiding Young Children provides practical, down-to-earth information about child guidance, grounded in the latest theory and research. The emphasis of the book is on developing human potential–helping children to become everything they can be. There is a strong focus on considering a child’s developmental level as well as family and cultural context when planning environments and activities for young children. Simple, straightforward explanations and a clear organization make this text accessible and appealing. Far from a dull, theoretical approach, this edition shows both students and practitioners how to do effective child guidance in the world the way it really is.
Table of Contents
Part I Principles of Guidance
Chapter 1: Guiding Young Children—a Preview
Chapter 2: Values as a Basis for Guidance
Chapter 3: Foundations of Guidance: Understanding Development and Observing Children
Chapter 4: Collaborating with Families of Young Children
Chapter 5: Positive Guidance: Building Human Resources
Part II Strategies for Guidance
Chapter 6: Indirect Guidance: The Role of the Environment in Facilitating Self-Direction
Chapter 7: Direct Guidance: Interacting with Children to Foster Self-Direction
Part III Applications
Chapter 8: Guiding Young Children in Personal Caregiving Routines
Chapter 9: Guidance and Curriculum: Interdependent Elements of Appropriate Practice
Chapter 10: Guiding Young Children’s Outdoor Play and Learning
Chapter 11: Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior
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Guiding Young Children, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition
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$45.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-284980-7