Positive Child Guidance 8th Edition
POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, Eighth Edition, equips readers with information on how to guide, manage, and cope with the behavior of children. The book provides insight into children’s efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while coping with adult expectations. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on sensitivity to cultural needs, cultural differences, and developmentally appropriate practice. You’ll also find a range of practical, effective, and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication and assertiveness. This new edition includes critical advances in research and addresses the cultural trends that are changing the way babies and children are cared for today.
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As a professional development tool that permits continual fine-tuning and improvement of your practice in the education and care for young children, Measuring Performance: Early Childhood Educator in Practice sets the standard by which educators can optimize their performance and raise the quality of their teaching methods. It contains desired behaviors, tasks associated with behaviors, with examples and checklists to evaluate skills. An action plan assists the user with the self-designed professional development plan to enhance the existing quality of individual practice. It is especially intended for use by individuals involved in the care and education of young children who require a definition of quality in practice.
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children–and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices–in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children’s mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording the behavior of children from birth, through age eight. General guidelines for observing children and how to interpret observations, the implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation are included. Detailed discussions of nine recording techniques or instruments, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are covered. Observation exercises are found throughout to test skills. Specific by age group, each chapter provides readers with observation objectives, instructions as to procedure, and background information on many functional areas. Benefits: * Presents substantive arguments supporting the importance and necessity of observation for effective human functioning * NEW! New and updated bibliographic references * NEW! The sixth edition includes a running glossary to help learn the meaning of various terms * NEW! New photographs enhance the book’s aesthetic appeal as well as more meaningfully illustrate the content * Provides background information on how children grow and develop over time enabling the reader to complete the observation exercises, and to interpret the observational data * Provides a thorough explanation of the factors that potentially influence the observation process and the rules and guidelines that should inform and direct any efforts to observe and record children’s behavior in any type of setting * Provides thorough discussion of nine recording techniques and their respective characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages * Provides detailed observation exercises that cover the period from birth through eight years of age * It also provides information concerning important developmental accomplishments and milestones to guide one’s observing and recording of behavior and behavior change at each level of development covered * NEW! Expands and elaborates considerably the discussion of the various recording techniques * NEW! Comparisons and
A best-selling, topically organized child development text, Berk’sChild Development is relied on in classrooms worldwide for its clear, engaging writing style, exceptional cross-cultural and multi-cultural focus, rich examples, and long-standing commitment to presenting the most up-to-date scholarship while also offering students research-based, practical applications that they can relate to their personal and professional lives. Berk takes an integrated approach to presenting development in the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains; emphasizes the complex interchanges between heredity and environment; and provides exceptional attention to culture. Laura Berk, renowned professor and researcher, presents the latest theories and findings in the field to students in a manageable and relevant way. Berk’s signature storytelling style invites students to actively learn beside the text’s “characters,” who experience real issues in development, including physical, cognitive, and peer challenges, as well as parenting and educational concerns. Berk also helps students connect their learning to their personal and professional areas of interest. Her voice comes through when speaking directly about issues students will face in their future pursuits as parents, educators, heath care providers, social workers, and researchers. As members of a global and diverse human community, students are called on to intelligently approach the responsibility of understanding and responding to the needs and concerns of children. While carefully considering the complexities of child development, Berk presents classic and emerging theories in an especially clear, engaging writing style, with a multitude of research-based, real-world, and cross-cultural examples. Strengthening the connections among developmental domains and among theory, research, and applications, this edition’s extensive revision brings forth the most recent scholarship, representing the changing field of child development. Note: MyDevelopmentLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyDevelopmentLab, please visit: www.mydevelopmentlab.com.