Whole Child, The: Developmental Education for the Early Years, 10th edition

  • Patricia Weissman
  • Joanne Hendrick

Whole Child, The: Developmental Education for the Early Years

ISBN-13:  9780132853422

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The Whole Child, 10/e, written in a warm and engaging style by Patricia Weissman and Joanne Hendrick,is a complete, practical, and hands-on book that uses a developmental domain approach to educate readers about young children from infancy through age 8. The authors believe that physical and emotional health are fundamental to the well-being of children and provide practical methods and materials that address the entire individual, not just curriculum topics.  This text focuses on the "whole child" and what he/she needs from the learning environment in order to thrive. It pictures the child as being made up of "selves" - emotional, social, physical, creative, and cognitive...examines each of those selves in turn in separate chapters...and recommends methods and materials for enhancing growth in each area. This popular text is unique in that it combines a practical, realistic approach with a firm foundation in pertinent research topics. With an emphasis on emergent curriculum, intentional teaching, and the Reggio approach, students learn about quality teaching in a way that is accessible and encouraging to the novice teacher and presented to the reader in such a way that encourages linkage between theory and practice.

Table of contents

Part I The Basics of Good Early Childhood Education

Chapter 1 What Is Good Education for Young Children?

Chapter 2 Collaborating with Families

Chapter 3 Fostering Creativity in Play

Chapter 4 Providing Cross-Cultural, Nonsexist Education

Chapter 5 Welcoming Children Who Have Special Education Requirements

Chatper 6 Using Standards and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Chapter 7 Arranging a Good Day for Young Children: Daily Routines and a Supportive Classroom Environment

Part II Supporting the Development of the Whole Child

Chapter 8 Promoting the Development of the Physical Self

Chapter 9 Strengthening the Development of the Emotional Self

Chapter 10 The Social Self: Encouraging Social Competence in Young Children

Chapter 11 The Social Self: Fostering Self-Discipline and Conflict Resolution Skills

Chatper 12 Fostering the Development of Language Skills

Chapter 13 Fostering the Emergence of Literacy

Chapter 14 Supporting the Development of the Cognitive Self

Chapter 15 Nurturing the Development of the Creative Self

Chapter 16 Developing the Whole Child; Becoming the Whole Teacher 

Published by Pearson (March 27th 2013) - Copyright © 2014