Guidance of Young Children

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2003
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Based on the idea that childhood professionals, like physicians, should "first, do no harm," this popular, reader-friendly book exemplifies a positive, constructivist approach to guidance that respects, protects, and helps children become self-responsible, competent, independent, cooperative people who like themselves and have strong values. Content is organized around three styles of caregiving: authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive; and based on a solid understanding of child development. The authornever mandates a "cookbook" of techniques for guiding children; but, encourages readers to use the Decision-Making Model of Child Guidance, a model that evolves from an understanding of a variety of child guidance theories, including those of Piaget, Vygotsky, Rogers, and Adler. For individuals employed and involved, in any capacity, in the guidance and management of young children.

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