Author(s): Patricia F. Hearron; Verna Hildebrand

Child Development

This popular textbook provides clearly written explanations of how guidance must be understood within the context of what we know about children, as well as what we expect then to learn, equipping prospective teachers with the principles and strategies necessary to guide young children in today's diverse classrooms. KEY TOPICS: Taking a developmental approach, stressing the need to consider the developmental level of children when planning activities, this best-selling text offers concrete suggestions on how to guide children as they are involved in activities, striving to teach educators and caregivers to manage the environment so that children can manage themselves and gain independence. The text incorporates the issue of inclusion in every chapter, and covers how to manage children with especially challenging behaviors by taking a positive behavior approach. The book includes many suggestions for application assignments that will help the reader get to know individual children they will likely encounter on the job. Core concepts addressed include: principles of guidance, values, children's development, collaboration, strength-based approach to guidance, strategies, self-direction, personal care routines, play and learning, outdoor play, and coping with challenging behavior. MARKET: Written for college students taking Child Study and Guidance or Guidance/Management of Young Children, and anyone who is learning to work with young children in group settings and guiding young children in their daily activities.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780131130654
  • : Pearson Education Canada
  • : Pearson Education Canada
  • : 0.676
  • : June 2004
  • : .835 Centimeters X 19.1 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patricia F. Hearron; Verna Hildebrand
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 372.21
  • : 408