Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children (2e) : 9780134444260

Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children (2e)

Moravcik & Nolte
 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780134444260
ISBN 10
 
0134444264
Published
 
10/01/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
576
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$120.99
 
 
 
Description

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134479424.

For courses in Curriculum in Early Childhood Education.

Comprehensive, practical, and engaging—a joyful, child-centered book designed to help students understand the content and processes involved in curriculum for young children.


This child-centered approach to understanding and planning curriculum focuses on humanistic and progressive education pedagogy in preschool and primary grades. The authors stress a curriculum that is joyful, has meaning to children, is built upon children’s strengths, has intellectual integrity, uses developmentally appropriate pedagogy, and encourages teachers to be passionate learners along with children. The book’s personal tone, many practical examples, step-by-step lesson planning process, and children’s art and photographs of children bring the content to life. The new edition features updating throughout, a number of new features that add to the understanding and usefulness of the concepts, new sections on teaching curriculum to two-year-olds, and a new connection to current national subject area standards throughout.


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Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents 


Chapter 1: Curriculum that Engages

Chapter 2: Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Curriculum

Chapter 3: Integrated Curriculum

Chapter 4: Large Motor Curriculum

Chapter 5: Fine Motor Curriculum

Chapter 6: Sensory Development Curriculum

Chapter 7: Language Curriculum

Chapter 8: Literacy Curriculum

Chapter 9: Literature Curriculum

Chapter 10: Art Curriculum

Chapter 11: Music Curriculum

Chapter 12: Creative Movement Curriculum

Chapter 13: Math Curriculum

Chapter 14: Science Curriculum

Chapter 15: Social Studies Curriculum


Detailed Table of Contents 


Chapter 1: Curriculum that Engages

  • What is Curriculum?
  • Sources of Early Childhood Curriculum
  • What Teachers Need to Know to Plan Early Childhood Curriculum
  • How Early Childhood Curriculum is Organized
  • The Process of Designing Curriculum

Chapter 2: Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Curriculum 

  • Why do Teachers Plan?
  • Before You Plan
  • Writing an Activity/Lesson Plan
  • Writing Plans in the Real World

Chapter 3: Integrated Curriculum

  • Why Integrated Curriculum?
  • Models of Integrated Curriculum
  • Designing an Integrated Curriculum Study

Chapter 4: Large Motor Curriculum

  • Why Large Motor Curriculum?
  • Understanding Large Motor Development
  • What is Large Motor Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching the Large Motor Curriculum
  • Large Motor Curriculum for All Children

Chapter 5: Fine Motor Curriculum

  • Why Fine Motor Curriculum?
  • What is Fine Motor Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Planning Fine Motor Curriculum
  • Fine Motor Curriculum for All Children

Chapter 6: Sensory Development Curriculum

  • Why Sensory Development Curriculum?
  • Understanding Sensory Development
  • What is Sensory Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching Sensory Curriculum
  • Planning Sensory Curriculum
  • Sensory Curriculum for All Children

Chapter 7: Language Curriculum

  • Why Language?
  • Understanding Language Development
  • What is Language Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Planning Language Curriculum
  • Language for All Children

Chapter 8: Literacy Curriculum

  • Why Literacy in Early Childhood?
  • Understanding Literacy Development
  • What is Literacy Curriculum in Early Childhood Education?
  • Teaching Literacy
  • Planning Literacy Curriculum
  • Literacy for All Children

Chapter 9: Literature Curriculum 

  • Why Literature?
  • Literature and Development
  • What is Literature Curriculum in Early Childhood Education?
  • Teaching Literature
  • Planning Literature Curriculum
  • Literature for All Children

Chapter 10: Art Curriculum

  • Why Art Curriculum?
  • Understanding Artistic Development
  • What is Art Curriculum in Early Childhood Education?
  • Teaching Art
  • Planning Art Curriculum
  • Art for All Children

Chapter 11: Music Curriculum

  • Why Music?
  • Development and Music
  • What is Music Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching Music
  • Planning Music Curriculum
  • Music for All Children

Chapter 12: Creative Movement Curriculum

  • Why Creative Movement?
  • Development and Creative Movement
  • What is Creative Movement Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching Creative Movement
  • Planning Music Curriculum
  • Creative Movement for All Children

Chapter 13: Math Curriculum

  • Why Math?
  • Understanding Math Development
  • What is Math Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching Math
  • Planning Math Curriculum
  • Math for All Children

Chapter 14: Science Curriculum

  • Why Science?
  • Development and Science
  • What is Science Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching Science
  • Planning Science Curriculum
  • Science for All Children

Chapter 15: Social Studies Curriculum

  • Why Social Studies?
  • Understanding Development and Social Studies
  • What is Social Studies Curriculum in Early Childhood?
  • Teaching Social Studies
  • Planning Social Studies Curriculum
  • Social Studies for All Children
New to this edition

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText
The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos in each chapter illustrate key concepts and strategies.
  • End-of-section self-check quizzes provide additional opportunities for assessing understanding of the subject matter. Feedback is included. 

Students can experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book! Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks/ted. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks/ted to register for your digital examination copy.

 

Key content changes include:

  • How to teach curriculum to two-year-olds is covered in sections in each subject area to help students appropriately apply what they are learning in settings with younger children.
  • Some things to say sections feature examples of “teacher-talk” related to each curriculum area. Students are able to find the words they need to create positive learning interactions around each content area.
  • Improved lesson planning formats include clear and simple lesson planning examples in every curriculum area. Students are better able to understand the purpose of planning and to integrate planning into their practices.
  • More examples of integrated curriculum help students develop diverse age-appropriate and integrated curriculum around topics that have meaning and integrity.
  • A connection to current national subject area standards helps students ensure their practice is in line with nationally recognized standards such as the national core standards and Head Start standards.
  • More video examples in the Enhanced Pearson eText enhance student visualization and understanding of what good teaching looks like in practice.
  • End-of-chapter Explore and Experience sections suggest practical, hands-on ways for students to enhance their understanding and explore a content area topic.
Features & benefits

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText
The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery and application of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos in each chapter illustrate key concepts and strategies.
  • Self-check quizzes with feedback, at the end of every major chapter section. Some are scenario-based to help students see the connection between content and classroom application. 

Students can experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book! Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks/ted. Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks/ted to register for your digital examination copy.

 

Additional text features and benefits include:

  • A current, student- and child-friendly approach that fosters understanding and immediate usefulness of the concepts.
  • A personal tone that speaks to new and experienced teachers alike.
  • Superior readability, clarity of concepts, and aids that improve understanding:
    • NEW! Some things to say sections feature examples of “teacher-talk” related to each curriculum area. Students are able to learn and use the words they need to create positive learning interactions around each content area.

    • NEW! More Video examples enhance student visualization and understanding of what good teaching looks like in practice.

    • NEW! End-of-chapter Explore and Experience sections suggest practical, hands-on ways for students to enhance their understanding and explore a content area topic.

    • Numerous illustrative, practical examples show the concepts in action.

    • NEW! Children’s classroom-created art and photographs of children bring the content to life.

    • A step-by-step lesson planning process gives new and experienced teachers ready-to-use plans to take into the classroom.

    • NEW! Improved lesson planning formats include clear and simple lesson planning examples in every curriculum area. Students are better able to understand the purpose of planning and to integrate planning into their practices.

    • NEW! More examples of integrated curriculum help students develop diverse age-appropriate an integrated curriculum around topics that have meaning and integrity.

    • NEW! How to teach curriculum to two-year-olds is covered in sections in each subject area to help students appropriate apply what they are learning in settings with younger children.

    • NEW! A connection to current national subject area standards helps students ensure their practice is in line with nationally recognized standards–for example, the national core standards and Head Start standards.

Author biography

Eva Moravcik, is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Honolulu Community College and is coordinator of the Leeward Community College Children’s Center. Her publications include Who Am I in the Lives of Children? 10th Edition Pearson 2015, and Teaching the Code of Ethical Conduct: A Resource Guide 2nd Edition, NAEYC 2016.

 

Sherry Nolte, is recently retired as Professor of Early Childhood Education at Honolulu Community College. Her publications include Who Am I in the Lives of Children? 10th Edition Pearson 2015.

 

 

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