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Seeing Young Children: A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior : 6th Edition - Prof. Warren Bentzen

Seeing Young Children: A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior

6th Edition

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Seeing Young Children is an extensive guide to observing and recording the behavior of children from birth, through age eight. This book uniquely blends the theoretical and practical aspects of observing and recording behavior, and begins with a discussion of the basic meaning of observation, and why it is so important to human functioning. General guidelines for observing children are an extremely important component of the framework, as are the basic elements of observing and recording behavior.

In what is perhaps the most important material of all, the author discusses how to interpret observations, the implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation. Seven chapters are dedicated to detailed discussions of nine recording techniques or instruments, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The last five chapters are dedicated to the actual observation exercises through which readers can test their skills. Specific by age group, each chapter provides students with observation objectives, instructions as to procedure, and background information on many functional areas.

New to this Edition

  • Expands and elaborates considerably the discussion of the various recording techniques.

  • Comparisons and contrasts between recording techniques or instruments that at first glance might not seem to share any commonalities.

  • Hypothetical student thinking and decision-making provides the reader with possible rationales to support his or her own choice of recording instruments in a given situation.

  • New and updated bibliographic references.

  • The sixth edition includes a running glossary to help learn the meaning of various terms.

  • New photographs enhance the book's aesthetic appeal as well as more meaningfully illustrate the content.


About the Author

Warren Bentzen is a retired Associate Professor from Plattsburgh State University College of New York.

Preface. 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. Appendices. Glossary. References. Annotated Bibliography. Index.


Preface.

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.

Appendices.

Glossary.

References.

Annotated Bibliography.

Index.

ISBN: 9781418073787
ISBN-10: 1418073784
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: January 2008
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 20.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised