Inclusive Early Childhood Education 6th Edition

The leading text for early childhood inclusion courses, Inclusive Early Childhood Education: A Case Study Approach, 6th Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the fastest growing trend in early childhood education. The first text of its kind to focus on the case study approach, this practical book integrates real situations that teachers face in their classrooms and provides tools and strategies to handle them. 

Written by two leading experts in the field, the text addresses major issues in the field of inclusion such as diversity, program types and settings, assessment, family involvement, and collaboration. This new edition features an updated chapter on professional development that includes information on using technology to connect with other professionals and new information on social media and professional ethics. 

New case studies throughout the text reflect current issues and perspectives. The authors’ emphasis on building relationships with families has been extended throughout the text as well as case studies. The book also includes updated information based on NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice guidelines (DAP).

Inclusive Early Childhood Education, 6th edition is the latest edition of this best-selling book, which continues to provide a thorough overview of the field. The book’s accessible writing style and extensive pedagogical features make it an excellent resource for preservice and practicing teachers, as well as those just learning the basics of inclusion.

This text provides an overview of special issues for consideration in inclusive classroom settings. Readers will gain experience with the principles and practices that are effective in promoting development and learning for all young children. 

Readers will learn how to identify strengths and needs of young children with a variety of abilities and disabilities; provide appropriate learning experiences; plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities; evaluate the effectiveness of programs; understand the impact of family involvement on children’s success; become familiar with tools used to assess children’s skills; learn about ongoing assessment practices during daily routines; understand how to collect data and analyze information to make sound education decisions; be able to evaluate inclusion programs; consider individual differences when planning for appropriate learning environments; acquire techniques for working with families to promote positive outcomes for their children; learn about programs that support family.

The 6th Edition of Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Access, Equity, and Integration by Penny Deiner is a book designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to meet the needs of children with special needs in inclusive settings. The new edition includes expanded coverage of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), increased use of visual aids, and updated content on the latest teaching methods.

This book is a practical resource that assists students in learning how to design and implement inclusive early childhood programs that meet children’s needs. The book provides step-by-step procedures for making decisions about creating inclusive early childhood programs and discusses the rationale for each decision. The text models how to use assessment in planning curriculum and instruction for young children with disabilities. Its emphasis on creating a developmentally appropriate, child-centered learning environment helps prepare students for working with all young children.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the field and also explores many of the practical issues that arise in inclusive classrooms during instruction. The text reflects the most current information from leading experts in the field, including new perspectives on controversial topics such as pull-out services, typical peer social interactions, and service options for young children with special needs. It includes new material on the current trends and issues surrounding early childhood inclusion; up-to-date research on models of service delivery; current trends in assessment practices; legal perspectives on inclusion; strategies for supporting families; implications of IDEA 2004; technology used by young children with disabilities; curricular adaptations for students with IEPs; and much more.

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