This book shows that an early childhood setting can be described as a learning place in which children develop learning dispositions such as resilience in the face of uncertainty, confidence to express their ideas, and collaborative and ...
Author: Margaret Carr
This book shows that an early childhood setting can be described as a learning place in which children develop learning dispositions such as resilience in the face of uncertainty, confidence to express their ideas, and collaborative and thoughtful approaches to problem-solving. These dispositions provide the starting point for life-long learning. The author asks: How can we assess and track children's learning in the early years in a way that includes learning dispositions and avoids the pitfalls of over-formal methods, whilst being helpful for practitioners, interesting for families, and supportive for learners? The book · describes a way of assessment that stays close to the children's r
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Author: Sue C. Wortham
Category: Ability in children
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of assessment of young children from birth through the third grade Written from a developmental perspective, Assessment in Early Childhood Education provides current and future teachers alike with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of early childhood assessment, including the different possibilities available -- far more than standardized tests -- and how to use them most effectively for the benefit of the children in their classrooms. Both traditional and authentic assessments designed by teachers are explained for preschool children and for kindergarten and third grade children who are transitioning into literacy. The 8th Edition has been updated with new learning features, a new chapter about technology, Common Core and State Standards information, important organizational changes, and more. Also available with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.** Affordable. 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. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. **The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; the Enhanced Pearson eText does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the Enhanced Pearson eText, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Enhanced Pearson eText search for: 0135206073 / 9780135206072 Assessment in Early Childhood Education Plus Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: 0135206529 / 9780135206522 Assessment in Early Childhood Education, 8/e 0135207940 / 9780135207949 Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card, 8/e
This bestselling book is still the best choice for helping early childhood teachers understand the process of assessment and evaluation to benefit young children.
Author: Dominic F. Gullo
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This bestselling book is still the best choice for helping early childhood teachers understand the process of assessment and evaluation to benefit young children. With the advent of the No Child Left Behind Act, testing, accountability, and standards are now pervasive throughout early childhood education. Completely revised to address the issues that have been raised by these new policies, the Second Edition features completely new chapters on: assessment of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, addressing the new makeup of today's classroom; assessment of children with special needs, focusing on the relationship among assessment, curriculum, and instruction; and the addition of a helpful glossary of terms and an annotated listing of assessment instruments used in early childhood education.
This fully revised second edition of Observing, Assessing and Planning for Children in the Early Years provides a detailed analysis of what is meant by the observation of young learners and why this is so vital to early years practitioners ...
Author: Sandra Smidt
This fully revised second edition of Observing, Assessing and Planning for Children in the Early Years provides a detailed analysis of what is meant by the observation of young learners and why this is so vital to early years practitioners and students. In this accessible and insightful text, Sandra Smidt examines the various theories of how young children develop and learn, which have been put forward by thinkers and writers across time and place so the reader has a genuinely global view of early childhood. She then highlights how important it is for practitioners in schools, nurseries and settings to think carefully about what they have seen and heard in light of what they, as adults, already know about the children and their learning. Also included in this text is a helpful ‘Try Your Hand’ section where readers are invited to make their own judgements about what they have read, as well as a section on observing and assessing not only the nursery-aged children but also babies and toddlers.
This text provides pre-service and in-service early childhood and special education teachers with clear, accessible formal and informal assessment information plus practical skills and techniques for improving services for children in home ...
Author: Effie P. Kritikos
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Foundations of Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education gives pre-service and in-service early childhood and special education teachers the tools they need to best meet the needs of all children in their classrooms. Using a clear, accessible approach, the authors present the ideas in a way that is applicable both at home and in the classroom. A variety of formal and informal assessments are described, along with a number of practical skills for working effectively with all children. Real-life case studies help to explain the main ideas of each chapter, and a variety of web links plus current research help readers further explore the topics presented.
Developed by prominent early childhood special education experts Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, this book is a natural follow up to the bestselling, widely adopted Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in ...
Author: Jennifer Grisham-Brown
Publisher: Brookes Pub
To ensure the best possible outcomes for young children with and without disabilities, early childhood educators must enter the classroom ready to conduct all types of early childhood assessment, including determining if children need additional service, planning and monitoring instruction, and determining program effectiveness. They'll get the preparation they need with this comprehensive textbook, an indepth blueprint for high-quality assessment in today's age of inclusion, standards-based education, and accountability. Developed by prominent early childhood special education experts Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, this book is a natural follow up to the bestselling, widely adopted Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings. Future educators of young children will get the research and recommended practices they need to: conduct authentic assessment during children's natural routines and play activities; use assessment to inform effective program planning; ensure that their practices are aligned with DEC adn NAEYC recommendations; involve families as collaborative partners in the whole assessment process; select and use assessment instruments with documented evidence of technical adequacy; conduct eligibililty assessments and identify children for special service under IDEA; assess children wth diverse abilities; and engage in assessment to plan and revise quality instruction. An essential textbook for all preservice early childhood educators, this book is also a key resource for a wide range of in-service professionals, from principals and consultants to teacher study groups. Educators will learn how to confidently implement high-quality assessment and reap its benefits: inclusive, family-centered programming that improves outcomes for all children.
This text is a response to the increasingly widespread practice of administering standardised tests to preschool and primary-grade children.
Author: Celia Genishi
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This text is a response to the increasingly widespread practice of administering standardised tests to preschool and primary-grade children. As Celia Genishi points out, such traditional tests are often misused and fail to measure many significant aspects of children's growth and learning.
"This book is written by one of the leading experts on assessment. It contains the deep knowledge and understanding that comes with knowing a subject inside out; but Jan Dubiel’s approach is very practical.
Author: Jan Dubiel
"This book is written by one of the leading experts on assessment. It contains the deep knowledge and understanding that comes with knowing a subject inside out; but Jan Dubiel’s approach is very practical." -Professor Tina Bruce CBE, University of Roehampton How we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice. The new edition of Jan Dubiel’s bestselling book offers a clear explanation of the role of assessment in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and step-by-step guidance for those working with children from birth to five on making and recording observations in practice. Updated throughout the second edition now features: A brand new chapter on the History of the Baseline Assessment Policy A companion website including access to SAGE journal articles, child observation videos and examples of completed assessments Detailed guidance on the new Integrated Health and Education check at age two This book continues to help students and practitioners develop an evidence-based understanding of assessment and an appreciation of what constitutes effective assessment in early years settings.
This collection brings together studies and essays that represent the best work being done in early childhood research.
Author: J. Amos Hatch
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
This collection brings together studies and essays that represent the best work being done in early childhood research. It includes materials spanning the full range of early childhood settings and provides cutting edge views by leading educators of new methods and perspectives.
A comprehensive resource on measuring quality in both center- and home-based settings, this book brings together more than 50 early childhood experts to establish what's working in quality measurement and how it can be strengthened to ...
Author: Martha J. Zaslow
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
A comprehensive resource on measuring quality in both center- and home-based settings, this book brings together more than 50 early childhood experts to establish what's working in quality measurement and how it can be strengthened to support better programs and optimal child development. Readers will explore specific approaches to measuring the quality of factors that affect school readiness, including supports for early language and literacy development math and science curricula and instruction environmental supports for social and emotional competence health-related factors such as nutrition and safety family sensitive child care cultural responsiveness services for children with disabilities To help them measure these factors accurately, readers will get critical analyses of dozens of assessment measures, plus an exclusive inside look at promising new tools. Martha Zaslow, Ph.D., is Director, Society for Research in Child Development Office for Policy and Communications, Washington, D.C., and Senior Scholar, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Ph.D., is Senior Social Science Research Analyst and Child Care Research Coordinator; Division of Child and Family Development; Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Washington, D.C. Kathryn Tout, Ph.D., is Codirector of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Tamara Halle, Ph.D., are Codirectors of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Washington, D.C.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition shows how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers, and highlights connections to the school-based context.
Author: Leonie Arthur
Publisher: Cengage AU
Category: Early childhood education
Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting children's learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms 'planning' and 'programming' in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children's learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of children's diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition shows how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers, and highlights connections to the school-based context. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies assist students to understand a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement.
This book is an essential part of all early years bookshelves as the government expects 80% of the judgements on progress towards the Early Learning Goals to be based on observations of children in 'child-initiated' play environments.
Author: Sally Featherstone
Publisher: A&C Black
Practitioners working within the EYFS are still uncertain of exactly how to manage assessment. This book will take them through the process step by step. It explains the terminology involved, shows practitioners how to turn 'observation' into 'assessment' and in the final chapter sets out how to manage and interpret all the information they have gathered. This book is an essential part of all early years bookshelves as the government expects 80% of the judgements on progress towards the Early Learning Goals to be based on observations of children in 'child-initiated' play environments.
The purpose of this volume is to share a collection of research strands on contemporary perspectives on research in assessment and evaluation in early childhood education.
Author: Olivia Saracho
Researchers, educators, professional organizations, administrators, parents, and policy makers have increased their involvement in the assessment and evaluation of early childhood education programs. This interest has developed swiftly during the last decades. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) developed a position statement titled, “Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8,” to address related trends, issues, guiding principles, and values. Appropriate and welldesigned evaluations need to address several audiences including researchers, educators, policy makers, children, and parents. They need to encourage the implementation of a strong foundation that improves the quality of the children’s education. Child assessment and program evaluation can lead to effective results and better accountability for preschool, kindergarten, and primary school programs. The purpose of this volume is to share a collection of research strands on contemporary perspectives on research in assessment and evaluation in early childhood education. It provides a review and critical analysis of the literature on assessment and evaluation of programs, children, teachers, and settings. The volume begins with a brief introductory chapter that presents the reader with a map of the area, laying out the issues and alternatives, and linking these to the chapters that follow. It addresses several areas including (1) understanding assessment and evaluation with young children, (2) schools and assessment implications, (3) teacher evaluation and professional development, (4) social relationships and assessment, (5) content areas in early education assessment, (6) technology and assessment, and (7) conclusion with future research directions in assessment and evaluation in early childhood education. The volume is of interest to researchers, educators, policy makers, university faculty, graduate students, and general readers who are interested in research on assessment and evaluation in early childhood education. The chapters are authored by established scholars in the field.
"This book focuses on early childhood education which spans the human life from birth to age 8.
Author: Petr G. Grotewell
Publisher: Nova Publishers
"This book focuses on early childhood education which spans the human life from birth to age 8. Infants and toddlers experience life more holistically than any other age group. Social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical lessons are not learned separately by very young children. Adults who are most helpful to young children interact in ways that understand that the child is learning from the whole experience, not just that part of the experience to which the adult gives attention. Although early childhood education does not have to occur in the absence of the parent or primary caregiver, this term is sometimes used to denote education by someone other than these the parent or primary caregiver. Both research in the field and early childhood educators view the parents as an integral part of the early childhood education process. Early childhood education takes many forms depending on the theoretical and educational beliefs of the educator or parent. Other terms that is often used interchangeably with "early childhood education" are "early childhood learning", "early care" and "early education". Much of the first two years of life are spent in the creation of a child's first "sense of self" or the building of a first identity. Because this is a crucial part of children's makeup-how they first see themselves, how they think they should function, how they expect others to function in relation to them, early care must ensure that in addition to carefully selected and trained caregivers, links with family, home culture, and home language are a central part of program policy. If care becomes a substitute for, rather than a support of, family, children may develop a less-than-positive sense of who they are and where they come from because of their child care experience.
This book presents an integrated framework which puts the cycle into practical terms, bringing it all together to ensure a seamless process and to support you in this vital part of your work.
Author: Brodie, Kathy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Children develop and learn best when their environment is tailored to their individual needs, supported through careful observation, informed assessment and dynamic planning – a cycle which is the bedrock of good early years practice. Although the EYFS recommends that observation, assessment and planning should be linked in a constant, cyclical process, in practice this can be a significant challenge. This book presents an integrated framework which puts the cycle into practical terms, bringing it all together to ensure a seamless process and to support you in this vital part of your work. The focus is on the critical links within the cycle and combines theory with proven good practice, including: Making and recording observations effectively and efficiently How observations should inform next steps, assessment and planning Bringing all the information together into a cyclical process Exploring potential challenges Using reflective practice to refine and improve your techniques Rich in practical examples and case studies that illustrate how the cyclical framework works in practice, this is an excellent resource for early years practitioners and students looking to improve their observation, assessment and planning techniques. “Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years – Bringing it All Together, actually does bring it all together. Kathy Brodie has linked theorists from the past to the present, skilfully connecting to the revised EYFS. Early Years students and practitioners will have the opportunity to reflect on the innovative ideas that she has suggested. Kathy has also included detailed information on observing SEN children. This modern update to observation, assessment and planning is a must read for the early years sector.” Laura Henry, Managing Director, Childcare Consultancy “This is a very well researched and practical guide to observation, planning and assessment in the Early Years. Kathy has collected together both historical and current thinking and ideas around the subject and then presented them in a way that is easy for the reader to access, understand and, more importantly, apply. The structure and format of the book helps the reader to check their understanding of the key learning points and then supports them in working through any challenges that they may have along with answers to key questions. Observation, Planning and Assessment in the Early Years is an essential read for all Early Years Practitioners from those with experience to those just starting out.” Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Early Years Consultant “This is a wonderful and timely resource to help practitioners make and use well informed judgements of young children’s learning and achievement. The four threads of observation, assessment, next steps and planning are skilfully woven together. Plentiful exemplifications and case studies vividly illustrate theoretical points and give young children a central place in the book.” Marion Dowling, Early Years Specialist and Vice President of Early Education
Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities.
Author: Stephen J. Bagnato
Publisher: Guilford Press
Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children's everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community, which provides a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and "Best-Practice Guidepoints" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices.