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Student Teaching: Early Childhood Practicum Guide 7th Edition

Jeanne M. Machado, Helen Meyer Botnarescue, Emerita

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008, 2005, 2001
  • 384 Pages


This comprehensive text presents up-to-date research and "how tos" for those enrolled in an early childhood student teaching practicum course. It clearly explains a student teacher's professional duties and responsibilities, the mechanics of hands-on teaching under the guidance of a cooperating teacher, and students' interactions with their college course supervisor(s). Chapters are designed to encourage contemplative and reflective thought as students develop an understanding of professionally accepted practice, ethics, classroom management, and individualized and group program planning and instruction. Communication skills that typify effective team teaching and reduce common classroom problems during student teaching are described and detailed. Current practices related to special-needs children and infant-toddler classroom placement are addressed, as is the development of school-home partnerships that enhance children's life-long learning and educational success. Throughout, case studies and examples illustrate real-life situations and children that other student teachers have encountered.

Jeanne M. Machado, San Jose City College, (Emerita)

Jeanne M. Machado's experience in the early childhood education field has included full-time assignment as a community college instructor and department chairperson. Her duties included supervision of early childhood education students at two on-campus laboratory child development centers at San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College, as well as child centers in the local community. Her teaching responsibilities encompassed early childhood education, child development, and parenting courses. She received her Master's Degree from San Jose State University and her community college life credential with coursework from the University of California at Berkeley. Her experience includes working as an elementary school teacher, preschool owner/director, work experience instructor/advisor, early childhood and family studies community college and university instructor, and an education consultant in public, private, and parent cooperative programs. Ms. Machado is an active participant in several professional organizations concerned with the education and well being of young children and their families. She is a past president of California Community College Early Childhood Educators and the Peninsula Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition to EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS, she co-authored (with Dr. Helen Meyer-Botnarescue) STUDENT TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM GUIDE, 7th Edition (©2011); and (with Romana Reynolds) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION: HOW TO SECURE YOUR CAREER (©2006).

Helen Meyer Botnarescue, Emerita, California State University, Hayward, California

Helen C. Botnarescue, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus at the California State University. She currently chairs the Heritage Committee of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the International Committee for the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE), and co-chairs the Retired Members' Committee of OMEP. She is a three-time president of the California ACEI, and has served twice as a Region 10 representative to NAECTE. Helen is a regular contributor to several publications including Childhood Education, the ACEI journal The Activist, and Our Heritage Today, two of the newsletters of ACEI. Dr. Botnarescue mentors new teachers and advises the principal of her church school and regularly tutors children for the Redwood City Elementary School District.
  • Thorough reorganization and streamlining of material makes it easier for students to grasp the essentials of student teaching.
  • A chapter-opening "Case Scenario" introduces each chapter's primary concept and shows how it applies in classroom practice.
  • This edition includes an expanded discussion on the use and importance of electronic portfolios.
  • Comprehensive and complete, this training manual emphasizes professionally accepted practice and ethics.
  • Thoughtful, reflective analysis of students' own developing skills and abilities is promoted in every chapter.
  • The book begins by presenting a clear picture and orientation to the mechanics of student teaching.
  • Case studies and examples illustrate real-life situations and children that other student teachers have encountered, motivating students to discuss, reflect and problem-solve.
1. Introduction to Student Teaching Practicum.
2. A Student Teacher's Values and Developing Teaching Style.
3. Being Observed: Discovering Your Competencies.
4. Instructional Planning.
5. Classroom Management: Beyond Discipline.
6. Understanding Behavior.
7, Working with Children with Special Needs.
8. Common Problems of Student Teachers.
9. Student Teachers and Families.
10. Quality Programs.
11. Professional Growth and Employment.
12. Student Teaching with Infants and Toddlers.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133336639
  • ISBN-13: 9781133336631
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eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9780538792066
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as an overview, objectives, an outline guide, teaching tips and lecture ideas, recommended resources, answers to review questions in the text, web sources, and a test bank.