Observing Development of the Young Child

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Merrill, 1998 - Education - 402 pages
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One of the few books that successfully combines observation techniques with child development, this user-friendly text takes an applied approach that allows students to observe, record, and interpret child development by looking at particular behavior. Using the observation data to determine the level of a childs development, plans and activities are illustrated to show students how to help children strengthen specific areas of development. * NEW - Features a new chapter on sharing data with parents and developing collaborative portfolios. Lists examples of portfolio items from each chapter. * NEW - The Prewriting and Prereading chapter has been rewritten to show more clearly how children teach themselves to write and read through a progression. * NEW - Expanded discussion of speaking another language to assist teachers with helping bilingual children. Also includes 53 new children's books with multicultural characters located throughout the text. * Exclusive to this book, the Child Skills Checklist can be used by teachers to determine children's levels of development. This self-teaching device is used as an outline for chapters and their content. * If You Have Not Checked This Ite

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Contents

Index 394
4
Guidelines for Appropriate Assessment
6
Choosing the Method for Observing and Recording
27
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About the author (1998)

Janice Beaty, Ph.D. is a Professor Emerita at Elmira College and a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Education Association, and the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. She has been named to the Who's Who of American Women 2006, 2007; Who's Who in America 2007, 2008; and Who's Who in American Education 1992-93, 1994-95, and 2007. Dr. Beaty has authored several other publications in Early Childhood Education.

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