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A Guidance Approach for the Encouraging Classroom, 6th Edition

  • Dan Gartrell Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 1133938930  |  ISBN-13: 9781133938934
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Addressing ages 3 to 8 years, A GUIDANCE APPROACH FOR THE ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM, 6th Edition, is for students in two- and four-year early childhood programs as well as graduate courses. It easily can function as a primary text in classes that address group management, the learning environment, child guidance, child behavior, challenging behavior, conflict management, and peace education topics. Part 1 explores the foundation of guidance in early childhood education. Part 2 focuses on building and organizing an encouraging classroom, and discusses such topics as daily schedules, routines, use of thematic instruction, and the importance of working with parents. Part 3 addresses problem solving and challenging behavior, including a practical illustration of how to use and teach conflict management and information about the "five-finger-formula." Highlights of the new edition include standards and video integration, expanded coverage of diversity, and information on current brain research. Throughout, this experience-based resource includes real-life anecdotes that allow professionals to make the shift from conventional classroom to developmentally appropriate guidance. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter includes one of Dan Gartrell's "Guidance Matters" columns from NAEYC's Young Children magazine. Concepts introduced in the column are extended in the chapter, helping to guide readers in the shift from conventional classroom discipline to guidance.
  • Material on historical and philosophical foundations of guidance and discipline with young children includes coverage of Alfred Adler's work and the foundation of trust and respect.
  • Emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice and its relationship to guidance for children ages 3 to 8 years supports the accepted approach to teaching and learning in early childhood education.
  • Each chapter concludes with a section on building and maintaining parent-teacher relationships, affirming the importance of positive relations with parents.
  • The text emphasizes specified outcomes in the use of guidance with individuals and with a group.
  • Readable and practical, the book maintains a balance between idealism and realism by including many anecdotes to help illustrate the guidance perspective.
  • Challenging behavior, an important term and topic in early childhood education, is fully defined and discussed.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF A GUIDANCE APPROACH.
1. The Guidance Tradition.
2. Child Development and Guidance.
3. Mistaken Behavior: Understanding Childhood Aggression and Challenging Children.
4. Guidance in the Classroom.
Part II: CREATING THE ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM.
5. Organizing the Encouraging Classroom.
6. Managing the Encouraging Classroom.
7. Leadership Communication with the Group.
8. Leadership Communication with the Individual.
Part III: SOLVING PROBLEMS IN THE ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM.
9. Conflict Management.
10. Problem-Solving Mistaken Behavior.
11. Guidance through Intervention.
12. Liberation Teaching: A Guidance Response to Violence in Society.

What's New

  • New integration of standards includes icons throughout the text that identify relevant content. In addition, a convenient new Standards Correlation Chart on the book's inside front cover highlights content related to NAEYC Teacher Preparation Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).
  • New TeachSource Videos, introduced in every chapter of the book and viewable online at Education CourseMate, illustrate the content and give students an inside look at actual teaching situations and challenges.
  • New coverage of current brain research and breakthroughs in neuroscience gives students an understanding of brain development that will assist them in working with their students.
  • Increased coverage of diversity--including English language learners, linguistic diversity at home and at school, and diversity of cultural background--prepares students for the challenges they may face when working with students or families from different backgrounds.
  • New! The book's website, Education CourseMate, provides additional resources, downloadable/customizable forms, and study aids.
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"A great handbook for a new or seasoned teacher who wants to discover the power of positive guidance in the classroom."

— Michael Shaw, Allen Hancock College

"A practical, easy-to-read text dealing with positive, encouraging guidance in the classroom."

— Brenda Blackburn, Blue Ridge Community College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dan Gartrell

Dan Gartrell (Ph.D., University of North Dakota) is Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Director of the Child Development Training Program at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. As a teacher, CDA trainer, and student teaching supervisor, Dr. Gartrell has been working with students in early childhood for more than 30 years. His articles have been published in Young Children and the Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In addition, he has been a presenter at more than 200 workshops, training sessions, and keynote sessions on guidance in early childhood education in eight states, Germany, and Mexico.