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This text introduces the early childhood student to the essential aspects of the early childhood curriculum: intelligence and potential, developmentally appropriate practice, healthy relationships, play, values, assessment, and planning. It allows the student to recall, interpret, summarize, associate, relate, apply, create, design, assess, and discriminate the information presented through intriguing journal questions and activities. Vignettes are utilized to enable the student to transfer the theory to reality and to draw attention to key concepts for discussion and debate. The development of symbol systems (beyond reading and writing) is thoroughly investigated. Current brain and intelligence research offers the student the opportunity to see the science behind the pedagogy. The text is motivating and offers inspiration for new teachers through the quotes, journal activities, vignettes, and photographs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780205376292
ISBN-10: 0205376290
Format: Hardback
(232mm x 177mm x 16mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Allyn & Bacon
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rae Ann Hirsh

Rae Ann is an elementary teacher in a private experimental school and an adjunct undergraduate and graduate professor at Carlow University. She is a Young Children and Early Childhood News magazine contributor. She is a trainer and in-service provider for early childhood centers and elementary schools. She served on the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children's Board and was the editor of the PGHAEYC newsletter.