Seeing Young Children, A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior (with Professional Enhancement Booklet)

Sixth Edition
Author: Warren R. Bentzen
ISBN #: 1418073814
©2009   Publish Date: 01/11/2008
Binding: PB
Pages: 528
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

Price: $85.95


Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording the behavior of children from birth, through age eight. General guidelines for observing children and how to interpret observations, the implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation are included. Detailed discussions of nine recording techniques or instruments, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are covered. Observation exercises are found throughout to test skills. Specific by age group, each chapter provides readers with observation objectives, instructions as to procedure, and background information on many functional areas.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Growth and Development
Chapter 3: General Guidelines for Observing Children
Chapter 4: Methods, Behavior, Plans, and Contexts
Chapter 5: An Introduction to Observation and Recording Methods
Chapter 6: Narrative Descriptions
Chapter 7: Time Sampling
Chapter 8: Event Sampling
Chapter 9: Diary Description
Chapter 10: Anecdotal Records
Chapter 11: Frequency Counts or Duration Records
Chapter 12: Checklists and Rating Scales
Chapter 13: Application: Recording Methods in Action
Chapter 14: Interpretation of Observations, Implementation of Findings, and Ongoing Evaluation
Chapter 15: Observing the Newborn: Birth to One Month
Chapter 16: Observing the Infant: One to Twenty-Four Months
Chapter 17: The Young Child: Ages Two through Five
Chapter 18: The School-Age Years: The Six Year Old Child
Chapter 19: The School-Age Years: The Seven and Eight Year Old Child
Annotated Bibliography

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