For introductory level Early Childhood Observation courses in Education and Child and Family Studies departments.
Used successfully in early childhood programs all over the country since its inception, this unique and mainstay text looks at children’s development in every domain, preparing students to become skilled observers, with concrete detail about how to record what is observed, how to interpret the data, and to become adept at using the observations to plan for learning.
The new edition of Jan Beaty’s best-selling book has undergone an extensive revision. The book’s original features and organization remain, while new research, issues, and more extensive coverage of observation is included in the new edition. Chapters 1 and 2 were reorganized and expanded to include the basics of observation. The text itself has become more streamlined, more reader-friendly, with fewer chapters (12 instead of 14), yet with many more boxed ideas. Other examples of observation tools that have been added include running records, rubrics, rating scales, portfolios, documention panels, and other forms of visual documentation. Strategies for working with dual language learners are included throughout the book. The reorganization and restructuring of the text improves on its past success; the simplification and improvements will appeal to students and instructors alike. What emerges is the most current observation text on the market, modernized to reach today’s population of early childhood education students.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Observing to Assess Children’s Development
Chapter 2 Recording and Collecting Observational Data
Chapter 3 Self-Esteem
Chapter 4 Emotional Competence
Chapter 5 Social Competence
Chapter 6 Physical Development
Chapter 7 Cognitive Development
Chapter 8 Spoken Language
Chapter 9 Emergent Writing and Reading Skills
Chapter 10 Art, Music, and Dance Skills
Chapter 11 Dramatic Play Skills
Chapter 12 Sharing Observational Data with Families
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Observing Development of the Young Child, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition
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$38.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-286845-7