Features and Benefits

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText

The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos. Enrich the experience with the text by allowing readers to see real teachers in real classrooms, sharing their insights. The video examples are linked in the margin to provide illustrations of children’s development and learning, teaching strategies, views of early childhood classrooms, and many more insights into the real world of teaching young children. (See pages 215, 252, and 315 for examples.)
  • Check Your Understanding of chapter content. Embedded assessments with feedback, including multiple-choice assessments at the end of each major heading, allow students to continually assess their understanding of chapter content and concepts. (See pages 215, 291, and 310 for examples.)
  • End of Chapter Self-Check. Short-answer format Chapter Quizzes with objective feedback help students gauge their understanding of the fundamental concepts covered in each chapter. One question aligns to each of the chapter’s Leaning Outcomes and feedback helps reinforce understanding. (See pages 65, 293, and 325 for examples.)

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134403193.

 

Additional text benefits include:

  • Keep students interested, motivated, and learning with a text that speaks to them and draws them into the concepts of early childhood education.
  • A clear, interesting, student-friendly writing style and an accessible reading level make the text accessible to a wide range of students. With only 13 chapters, this is a slimmer version of Morrison’s comprehensive early childhood education introductory text, Early Childhood Education Today, 13/e.
  • Practical, applied instructional strategies help readers know what to do and how to do it. (Examples include: Competency Builders, Voices from the Field, Professionalism in Practice, such as “How to Help English Learners Succeed” (Ch. 2), “How to Scaffold Children’s Learning” (Ch. 3), and “The Twelve Steps for Guiding Behavior” (Ch. 12).
  • Numerous figures and tables outline and lay out the important pedagogical content. (Examples include: Table 3.1, “Contributions of Famous Individuals to Early Childhood Education,” and Table 6.2, “Informal Methods of Authentic Assessment.”
  • Ethical dilemmas at the end of each chapter provide numerous opportunities for classroom discussion and debate.
  • NEW! Core content examples and illustrations have been added and extended to further enhance this edition’s practical, applied approach.
  • NEW! Chapter-Opening Learning Outcomes clarify what students will be able to do to once the chapter concepts are learned. Located at the beginning of the chapters, each learning outcome aligns with a major chapter section, acts as an advance organizer for the chapter, and helps measure learning and performance.
  • NEW! Updated references ensure understanding of the most current information available at the time of publication, adding to the reader’s professional confidence and competence.
  • NEW! Additional Implications for Teaching tips, suggestions, and instructional guidelines help students apply major concepts to classroom teaching.

Overview

A best-selling text covering what is means to be an early childhood professional in today’s world—from renowned author and educator, George S. Morrison.

 

This brief, reader-friendly introduction to the field of early childhood education has become a best-selling classic, appreciated for its practical, applied approach and its engaging chapter features that look at every aspect of the field of early childhood education—early childhood programs, professionals in practice, diversity strategies, technology issues, and ethical decision making. Young children’s unique developmental and education needs are covered from ages zero through eight in separate chapters on infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the primary grades. The book’s emphasis on professionalism throughout keeps the focus on meeting the needs of each and every child and providing up-to-date information and strategies to develop competent, informed early childhood professionals. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a contemporary, accessible, user-friendly approach to all of the major topics, programs, and issues at the forefront of the field today, making it the perfect resource for a variety of courses in early childhood education.

 

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText

The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos. Enrich the experience with the text by allowing readers to see real teachers in real classrooms, sharing their insights. The video examples are linked in the margin to provide illustrations of children’s development and learning, teaching strategies, views of early childhood classrooms, and many more insights into the real world of teaching young children.
  • Check Your Understanding of chapter content. Embedded assessments with feedback, including multiple-choice assessments at the end of each major heading, allow students to continually assess their understanding of chapter content and concepts.
  • End of Chapter Self-Check. Short-answer format Chapter Quizzes with objective feedback help students gauge their understanding of the fundamental concepts covered in each chapter. One question aligns to each of the chapter’s Leaning Outcomes and feedback helps reinforce understanding.