Skills for Preschool Teachers
Skills for Preschool Teachers
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  • ISBN-13: 9780131583788
  • ISBN: 0131583786
  • Edition: 8
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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



Considered by many to be a classic in the field of early childhood education,Skills for Preschool Teachershas prepared thousands of teachers, teaching assistants, college students, and CDA candidates to work with children 3 to 5 years of age in preschools, center-based child care, and Head Start programs. In addition to providing practical tips and research-based methods for developing teachers, a hallmark of this text is its practical checklists for observing children and the classroom environment. The skills for working with young children are presented in 13 easily readable, fact-filled chapters, each of which is based on one of the CDA functional areas: safe, healthy, learning environment, physical, cognitive, communication, creative, self-concept, social, guidance, family, program management, and professionalism. New to This Edition A discussion ofinclusionin each of the chapters A realisticethical dilemmapresented at the end of every chapter for student discussion Information concerning healthy food choices, physical activity, andobesity prevention Problem solving,high-level thinking,brain imaging technologies, and a comparison of Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories in Chapter 5, Cognitive The importance oftalk,bilingual activities, young children's reading and writing behaviors, and new books to motivate reading in Chapter 6, Communication Expanded discussion of self-concept and the teacher'sbehavior managementstyle in Chapter 8, Self-Concept Creating anemotional tone, setting up an encouraging environment for boys, and new ideas about hitting and biting in Chapter 10, Guidance Chapter 12, Program Management: rewritten to focus on assessing children's needs through observing, recording, and interpreting; implementing an emergent curriculum based on needs; and assessing program outcome based on aLearning Center Involvement Checklist Chapter 13, Professionalism: expanded discussion of DAP, a new discussion of technology and e-learning, NAEYC's revised Code of Ethical Conduct, and career opportunities A new observational tool,Teacher Skills Checklist for Infant and Toddler Programs(Appendix B)Beaty, Jan is the author of 'Skills for Preschool Teachers ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780131583788 and ISBN 0131583786.

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