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      This book is a philosophical and practical guide to appropriate actions by teachers in the classroom setting. It emphasizes and uses the child development knowledge base as a guide to appropriate management of children, the classroom environment and the curriculum. Although this guide is written for teachers, it is also very helpful to parents and others who are interested in creating a growth enhancing environment for children.

      Chapters: 1. You are a teacher; 2. Your youngsters must like you; 3. Your youngsters must like their work; 4. Your youngsters must like themselves; 5. Your youngsters can climb the highest peaks.

ISBN 0-940139-35-9, 96 pages, paper, $8.95



      This book is a philosophical and practical guide to appropriate discipline by teachers. It focuses on managing children's behavior within the classroom setting and describes various strategies for promoting good behavior and correcting misbehavior. Although this guide is written for teachers, it is also very helpful to parents and others who are interested in improving their child management skills and teaching good behavior to children.

      Chapters: 1. The nature of the problem; 2. Teaching discipline to stable children; 3. Remedial teaching of discipline; 4. The nature of the solutions.

ISBN 0-940139-33-2, 96 pages, paper, $8.95



      This workbook is intended to compliment basic child development textbooks and reinforce the learning of basic child development and early childhood education concepts and to also help in the acquisition of observation skills through observational assignments.

ISBN 0-940139-51-0, 160 pages, paper, $15.95



CHILD UNDER SIX, Second Edition by James L. Hymes, Jr.

      Here is a revised and updated classic by an icon in the field of early childhood development and education. This is a very practical, down-to-earth book about children under six. It describes how they think, feel and act and why they behave as they do.

      Written for the parent, parent-to-be, teacher, child care worker, and others who are interested in promoting the growth, development and behavior of young children, this book provides many helpful hints and developmentally appropriate practices that can be used daily to create a sense of security and well-being in both the adult and child.

      In his long and successful career, James L. Hymes, Jr. has earned the respect and admiration of not only his colleagues but also of parents and others interested in young children. In 1994, the National Association for the Education of Young Children presented its first Award for Advancing the Early Childhood Profession and the Goals of NAEYC to Professor Hymes. He is an outstanding first recipient as he has been an ever-present and effective guiding force to the many, who take seriously the nurturing of young children.

ISBN 0-940139-27-8, 344 pages, paper, $14.95



      This book introduces the reader to the concept of and philosophy behind the learning center approach. Each chapter focuses on one of seventeen different types of learning centers. Drawings are offered to represent what the centers might look like. Each chapter identifies the educational value, materials commonly found and used in the center, and focuses on special aspects. Recommendations are offered and connections are made between concepts and practices.

      The vignettes offered in each chapter contain additional suggestions and examples to show how the author has used the various learning centers in her work with children from toddlers to primary grades. The vignettes create a vivid image of the interaction of the children, adults and materials. The reader can sense the emotional climate that is created to promote appropriate interaction and learning. It is like being there yourself.

ISBN 0-940139-43-X, 112 pages, paper, $14.95



      This powerful little book describes the adverse effects which sex role stereotyping has on the growth, learning, and behavior of young children. Through her own experiences in a variety of early childhood programs and careful observation of children in these various settings, the author came to an important conclusion: helping children adjust to traditional sex roles was contradictory to helping them develop their potential.

      Through many concrete examples, the author makes a convincing argument for liberating young children from sex roles and clearly shows how this can free children to be all they can be in positive ways. This book offers an important philosophical and practical guide to teaching and parenting.

 ISBN 0-940139-01-4, 24 pages, paper, $4.95


McMASTER FAMILY WORKBOOK, 2e by Richard Archambault, et al

      The McMaster Family Workbook provides a context to tell one's present family story and to assess the quality of family relationships. It is intended for use in educational settings, study groups and staff development gatherings where the guidance and support of a professional is present. Each of the seven chapters contains questions to provoke thought and insight about family functioning and interaction. Each chapter focuses on and offers a brief explanation of a particular area of family life. The workbook is based upon the McMaster extended interview process for assessing family functioning. The workbook has been field tested extensively by the author in clinical and educational practice and has been proven to be a useful tool in promoting insight and constructive behavior change.

ISBN 0-940139-54-5, 174 pages, paper, $16.95



      This workbook establishes and describes a format for acquiring knowledge and skill in observing, recording and interpreting the behavior of young children. It offers and outlines a variety of observation assignments and was developed to be used primarily but not exclusively in conjunction with OBSERVING AND RECORDING THE BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN, Third Edition by Cohen, Stern and Balaban. Yet, this edition is designed so it may be used as an independent text if desired. Forms for reporting on each observation are provided and the pages can be easily removed from the binding.

ISBN 0-940139-44-8, 124 pages, paper, $14.95



      In the authors view, the parent and child relationship is the most important of interpersonal relationships. Parent and child interaction influences the growth, development and behavior of both parent and child. This book is an attempt to place this most important relationship in perspective vis-a-vis the more salient factors and conditions that affect it so significantly. The framework is basically a developmental and interactional perspective. This book is intended for human services professionals and parents in practice and/or training. It provides to the reader a framework and knowledge base for better understanding the parent and child relationship, especially in terms of those aspects or features of the relationship that are most crucial to its establishment, development and maintenance.

      Chapters: Kinds of Parent and Child Relationships; The Psychological Parent and Child Relationship; Factors Influencing Parental Effectiveness; Teaching Good Behavior; Parental Characteristics; Characteristics and Needs of the Child; Family Structure and Family Life Cycle; Situational and Circumstantial Factors and Conditions; Child Rearing Approaches: Philosophy, Practices and Effects - Prologue; Philosophy and Practices; Effects on Children; Effects Upon Parents and Others; Patterns of Interpersonal Interaction.

ISBN 0-940139-49-9, 256 pages, paper, $19.95


SHARED SPACES by Georgia Bradley Houle

 This book is written for those who are operating early childhood education or child care programs in facilities that are used for other programs or purposes at other times. This includes the homes of some care givers. This book emerged from the author's own experience in working with young children in both home based and center based settings, and from informal conversations and formal conferences with child care professionals who sought the author's help to reconcile the many problems that emerge when space is shared. From these experiences evolved the many practical and creative solutions, which is the content of this book.

      The Preface of the book describes the basic premise and the general solution to problems, which emerge when space is shared. The individual chapters address specific solutions to specific problems within a particular setting. Hence, the content of Shared Spaces is divided into two major parts. Part One covers the special concerns and solutions for home based care. Part Two addresses problems and solutions for center based care. Nevertheless, professionals in each setting may benefit from the content and solutions described in the other. These solutions are not only described but also clearly illustrated. Consequently, the reader can actually visualize how a given solution might be applied in a particular setting and how it might also be modified in order to be "tailored" to program and user needs. Indeed, each picture is worth a thousand words in this problem-solving book.

      Chapters: Home Day Care; Home Day Care of Infants and Toddlers; The Office; Center Based Care; Conclusions.

ISBN 0-940139-24-3, 64 pages, paper, $10.95


STUDENT TEACHING MANUAL, 4e by John M. Carlevale

      This text is intended for use at the beginning level of student teaching. It was written for student teachers and supervisory personnel. The manual has three parts. Part One is the Student Teacher Handbook, which is intended to help the student get ready for and anticipate what will be experienced during the initial phases of student teaching. It contains an extensive review of the evaluation process and evaluation criteria for student performance.

      Part Two is the Student Teacher Workbook, which is intended to guide the student through prescribed observations and assignments. Observation guides and report forms are provided on perforated pages, which may be easily removed from the binding by the student for evaluation by the college supervisor.

      Part Three is the Student Teacher Journal, which provides a place for the student teacher to record thoughts, feelings, observations, and other noteworthy data for immediate and/or future reference.

      In addition, there is an extensive Appendix, which contains a variety of needed information, materials, and forms for student and supervisory use.. This edition is a more generic treatment in response to it broad base of usage in colleges and universities throughout the USA.

ISBN 0-940139-36-7, 206 pages, paper, $16.95



      Teaching the Child Under Six is a long time standard in the early childhood education field with a new look. Its a primer in helping professionals develop an appropriate frame of reference, the right attitude, an understanding of what are developmentally appropriate practices, and much, much more. Its content covers the state of the profession, what programs should be and should do, teaching the basics of reading, teaching the basics of good behavior, what teachers need to have and do to teach well, and a look at the future needs of and possibilities for our profession and our nation. But most importantly, James Hymes articulates in simple language throughout the text what our children and families must have in order to grow and develop well to become all they can become in positive ways.

      Teaching the Child Under Six is used in colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada as required reading in the education and training of early childhood education professionals. It is essential reading for every early childhood professional, regardless of level of experience.

ISBN 0-940139-35-5, 216 pages, paper, $15.95

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