Higher Education

Beginnings & Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 9th Edition

  • Ann Miles Gordon
  • Kathryn Williams Browne, MA, BA Skyline College
  • ISBN-10: 1133936962  |  ISBN-13: 9781133936961
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

The primary strength of BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND, 9th Edition, is its blend of simplicity and depth. In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book's five sections lay out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered. At the same time, the chapters present key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are woven throughout the text and highlighted by a new boxed feature. Diversity and development are also integrated throughout and highlighted with a new boxed feature, enabling readers to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has a new interactive feature focused on how brain-based research is connected to development. Intentional teaching is another new strand highlighted by a new Teaching with Intention feature in each chapter. Through its tone, numerous visuals, and carefully crafted pedagogy, the book is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Thorough revision of all chapters brings the content completely up-to-date to meet the needs of today's practitioners and includes current coverage of standards-based education and accountability, developmentally appropriate practice, and special education.
  • A specially designed section on Word Pictures showcases this unique and popular section of the text. Providing a handy reference guide on common behaviors in six developmental areas for children of different age levels, this feature helps classroom teachers know what to expect and when to expect it, and thus helps them prescribe programs, plan activities, and appropriately create curricula.
  • Diversity coverage woven throughout the book enables readers to recognize issues of gender, race/ethnicity, ability, language, and family patterns in every aspect of teaching.
  • Curriculum chapters are based on development to show readers how activities can be based on children's physical, cognitive, language, and social developmental levels rather than on subjects or themes, thereby helping educators understand how to create developmentally appropriate curricula. All major areas and curricula are covered, making the text useful in a multitude of courses.

Table of Contents

Part I: WHAT IS THE FIELD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION?
1. History of Early Childhood Education.
2. Types of Programs.
Part II: WHO IS THE YOUNG CHILD?
3. Defining the Young Child.
4. Developmental and Learning Theories.
Part III: WHO ARE THE TEACHERS?
5. Teaching: A Professional Commitment.
6. Observation and Assessment of Children.
7. Understanding and Guiding Behavior.
8. Parents and Teachers: Partners in Education.
9. Creating Environments.
Part IV: WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT?
10: Curriculum: Creating a Context for Learning and Play.
11: Curriculum Planning for the Body: Physical and Motor Development in Action.
12: Curriculum Planning for the Mind: Cognitive Development in Action.
13: Curriculum Planning for the Mind: Literacy and Language Development in Action.
14: Curriculum Planning for the Heart and Soul: Psychosocial Development in Action.
Part V: HOW DO WE TEACH FOR TOMORROW?
15: Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education: Four Themes.

What's New

  • A stronger focus on the professional standards of the field includes new chapter-opening lists of key NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation and sections of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Content that are related to upcoming content.
  • A new boxed feature emphasizes the connection between neuroscience and development. "Brain-Research Says…" appears in every chapter and is accompanied by reflection questions ideal for student assignments.
  • More pronounced coverage of the concept of intentional teaching is accomplished by a new "Teaching with Intention" feature in every chapter, accompanied by reflection questions for homework or in-class discussion.
  • Coverage of diversity is further emphasized with a new "Diversity" feature in each chapter that focuses on the sub-categories of issues of gender, culture, ability, language, inclusion, and family patterns.
  • A new "DAP" box in each chapter further highlights coverage of Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
  • Heightened emphasis throughout each chapter on readability so that students can readily grasp the material through features that challenge them to think about their desire to teach, inform them of best practices, and reinforce the content presented.
  • Current topic coverage includes increased coverage of play-based learning, childhood obesity, integrated curriculum, Response to Intervention (RTI), school-age children, technology use, and current issues in the field.
  • Strengthened pedagogy includes new chapter-opening "Learning Objectives" tied to the chapter's main heads, which serve as an advance organizer for students; and "Observe and Apply" activities at the end of the chapter, which provide field observation suggestions and opportunities for application of concepts.
  • An increased number of TeachSource Videos illustrate topics and best practices. These short video clips can be viewed at the book's website, Education CourseMate, and are introduced in feature boxes integrated throughout the text.
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This is a very in-depth book that demonstrates how the NAEYC standards are related to the different areas we teach within the department. It has great pictures and the supplemental items associated with the book would make teaching the class easy and fun. I really liked the way that the book was written and laid out and found all of the activities, questions, review questions, chapter summaries, etc., to be very beneficial and I know that they are things I would use."

— Josephine Fritts, Ozarks Technical Community College

"A good comprehensive overview of early childhood education text complete with above average supplement materials."

— Eileen Yantz, Gaston College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Miles Gordon

Ann Gordon has been in the early childhood field for over 45 years as a teacher of young children, of parents, and of college students. She has taught in lab schools, church-related centers, and private and public preschool and kindergarten programs. While at Stanford, Ann was at the Bing Nursery School for 11 years and was a lecturer in the Psychology Department. For 10 years she also served as an adjunct faculty member in four colleges, teaching the full gamut of early childhood courses. Ann served as executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools for 14 years, where more than 1,100 early childhood programs were a part of her network. She is now consulting in the areas of early childhood curriculum governance and professional development.

Kathryn Williams Browne, MA, BA

Kathryn Williams Browne has been a teacher most of her adult life: a teacher of young children for nearly 20 years, a guide for parents of the families she served, and, more recently, a parent educator and an instructor of college students for more than 15 years. Her work with children includes nursery school, parent cooperatives, full-day child care, prekindergarten and bilingual preschools, and kindergarten and first grade. Kate's background in child development research led her to choose early childhood education. While a Head Teacher at Bing Nursery School and a lecturer with Stanford University, Kate developed a professional relationship with Ann Gordon that blossomed into work in teacher and parent education. Moreover, her role as a parent has influenced BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND: her two children were born during the first two editions, so the book grew along with them. Recent work as a consultant and public elementary school board trustee has offered Kate new perspectives on schools, reform, and collaboration. Working closely with her students while teaching in two community colleges over the last decade, she has gained constructive insights that inform this text in every revision.