Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Preschool Through Primary Grades

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Child development - 544 pages
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B>" This book explains how to integrate developmentally appropriate practices into a curriculum and offers practical tips for working in the early childhood classroom." Developmentally appropriate practice continues to form the backbone for this revision of a leading introductory text on early childhood education. All aspects of helping young children ages 3-8 are covered in this comprehensive book that stresses the "best practices" put forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Voices from practicing early childhood caregivers, improved coverage on diversity, and parent involvement techniques are all included in this new edition. In addition, new technologies are incorporated, emphasizing how the Internet can be used to better understand the development of and the issues concerning young children, while also enhancing one's teaching." For early childhood educators, Nursery School and Kindergarten Teachers.

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Bill Harp, Ed.D." is professor of Language Arts and Literacy in The Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts-Lowell where he works with masters and doctoral students. He is the editor of "The Bill Harp Professional Teachers' Library," an imprint of The Christopher-Gordon publishing company. Dr. Harp is currently working on the third edition of "Handbook of Literacy Assessment and Evaluation," also published by Christopher-Gordon. Bill's teaching experience ranges from Head Start through sixth grade. He has been an elementary school principal and director of programs for the gifted.

"Jo Ann Brewer, Ed.D." is professor of Language Arts and Literacy in the Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where she works with masters and doctoral students. The fifth edition of her textbook "Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Preschool through Primary Grades" was released in the summer of 2003. Her classroom teaching experiences include many years in kindergarten and primary grade classrooms in Texas. As an administrator, she has had experience in classrooms in California. As a faculty member she has worked in elementary schools in Oregon, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Currently she is working with a group of preschool directors who are interested in increasing the literacy opportunities for the children in their programs. The "Informed Reading Teacher: Research-Based Practice" is one of several books authored by Dr. Brewer.

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