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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, 5th Edition

  • Carol Gestwicki Central Piedmont College
  • ISBN-10: 1133602770  |  ISBN-13: 9781133602774
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 5th Edition, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of developmental practices and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. The text reflects the NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice and includes content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards, in addition to many new student-oriented features and applications. Section I explores developmentally appropriate practice, including an in-depth section on the theory and research of play as well as discussion of early learning standards in curriculum development. Students also learn how well known curriculum approaches fit into the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Subsequent sections, which discuss the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language domains, individually address appropriate practices for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged children. Section V, available on the text website, discusses how teachers can make changes that result in more developmentally appropriate practices and how to gain support for those changes with families and communities. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • "Journal Reflections" boxes encourage students to reflect on their own experiences and connect those experiences to their future practice as teachers. These boxes also are included on the text website, Education CourseMate, so that students can fill them out online and e-mail them to their instructor.
  • "Practical Applications" boxes spotlight practical tips and strategies that future educators can use with children and in their classrooms.
  • "Cultural Considerations" boxes illustrate specific child rearing and caregiving practices that may vary across cultures and ethnicities, such as using infant floor play, fostering independence in young children, and interacting with teachers.
  • "Video Activity" boxes, which include reflective questions, illustrate key text concepts through the use of carefully selected video clips from various early childhood sources. Students can watch the clips on the text website and then answer the questions. As an alternative, the activities may be used in a classroom setting.
  • "Guest Editorials," one-page essays from early childhood scholars that open each section of the text, are excellent tools for launching class discussion.
  • "What Would You Do When . . ." boxes in each chapter present real-life situations, case studies, and examples that urge students to consider how they would handle these situations.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter resources include chapter summaries, "Think About It" activities, and "Apply Your Knowledge" questions.
  • An emphasis on best practices promotes professional development and action.

Table of Contents

Section I: DEFINING DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE.
1. Defining Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
2. Understanding Play: Its Importance in Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
3. Planning for Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum.
4. A Consideration of Various Curriculum Models.
Section II: DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS.
5. Developmentally Appropriate Physical Environments: For Infants.
6. Developmentally Appropriate Physical Environments: For Toddlers.
7. Developmentally Appropriate Physical Environments: For Preschoolers.
8. Developmentally Appropriate Physical Environments: For Primary-Age Children.
Section III: DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.
9. Developmentally Appropriate Social/Emotional Environments: For Infants.
10. Developmentally Appropriate Social/Emotional Environments: For Toddlers.
11. Developmentally Appropriate Social/Emotional Environments: For Preschoolers.
12. Developmentally Appropriate Social/Emotional Environments: For Primary-Age Children.
Section IV: DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE COGNITIVE/LANGUAGE/LITERACY ENVIRONMENTS.
13. Developmentally Appropriate Cognitive/Language/Literacy Environments: For Infants.
14. Developmentally Appropriate Cognitive/Language/Literacy Environments: For Toddlers.
15. Developmentally Appropriate Cognitive/Language/Literacy Environments: For Preschoolers.
16. Developmentally Appropriate Cognitive/Language/Literacy Environments: For Primary-Age Children.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

What's New

  • A new "Best Practices" feature highlights practical tips and techniques that teachers can use starting on the first day of class.
  • This edition features updated and increased coverage of standards and guidelines from NAEYC, Head Start, ZERO TO THREE, and other important educational organizations.
  • New downloadable and customizable forms and checklists, available at Education CourseMate, the book's website, facilitate planning and teaching.
  • New curriculum and lesson planning guidance helps novice teachers develop a firm foundation for teaching effectively.
  • New tips for classroom management help teachers manage behavior effectively and promote a positive classroom environment.
  • New coverage of current brain research offers insights relevant to early childhood education.
  • New information on teaching in the content areas (e.g., math, science, literacy) provides practical information and examples.
  • New and increased coverage of important topics and practice areas includes assessment, English language learners, bilingual students and families, bullying and teasing, emergent literacy, technology (educational and assistive), communication with parents and families, attachment theory, and play (including preschool and primary grades), giving readers important insight and practice guidelines.
  • A complete updating of references and new research throughout the book ensures that you have the most specific, current, and research-based content available.
  • Brand new TeachSource Video Cases, introduced in the text's "Video Activity" boxes and viewable at Education CourseMate, bring important concepts to life.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Reviews

"This is a good, hands-on text that covers DAP from birth through kindergarten. It concentrates its focus on environments and the power of language. The best parts of the book are the linkages back to real-life teaching and the way it allows undergraduates to journal throughout their readings."

— Lisa Cutter, Indiana State University

"Very practical and very comprehensive for this level student. It also provides a rich depth of DAP throughout the text that students of all age groups need to know. I've taught this course many times and with other texts and this is indeed the best one I've used."

— Johnny Castro, Brookhaven College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carol Gestwicki

Carol Gestwicki was an instructor in the early childhood education program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over 30 years. Her teaching responsibilities have included supervising students in classroom situations as they work with families. Earlier in her career, she worked with children and families in a variety of community agencies and schools in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, and Namibia (South West Africa). She received her MA from Drew University. She has been an active member of the NAEYC for many years, including making numerous presentations at state and national conferences. She has been a Fellow in the Early Childhood Leadership Development Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she has been associated with the T.E.A.C.H. Model/Mentor program. Her other publications include more than two dozen articles about child development and family issues and scripts and design for 14 audiovisual instructional programs. She has three other books on topics in early education published by Delmar Learning: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, Fifth edition (2013); Essentials of Early Education (1997); and Authentic Childhood: Exploring Reggio Emilia in the Classroom (2002). Currently, she writes a regular column titled “Grandma Says” for Growing Child.