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ISBN-13 9780132160155ISBN-10 0132160153
ISBN-10 0132159120ISBN-13 9780132159128
Author(s): Barbara Kaiser; Judy Sklar Rasminsky; Sue Bredekamp
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 368

A textbook for courses in Guidance in Early Childhood Education or Guidance and Management of Young Children.

From award-winning writers Barbara Kaiser and Judy Sklar Rasminksy comes the third edition of their best-selling text, Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively, an up-to-date survival guide for teachers struggling to find answers to challenging behavior in the classroom.

Highlighting the importance of relationships, the revised book provides new background information and additional research-based strategies to enable pre-service and in-service teachers to understand, prevent, and respond effectively to challenging behavior. The authors have widened the book’s scope to make this edition as useful to primary school teachers as it is to preschool and child care educators, furnishing numerous practical, indispensable tips for responding to children’s needs and helping them know what’s expected. The text stresses that every child has some kind of special need, especially children with challenging behavior, and prevention is the best intervention.

The authors have also added material on inclusion, autism, culture, and dual-language learning, as children with disabilities, children from diverse families, and children who speak languages other than English join the classroom mix in greater numbers. The book retains its personal touch and real-life examples, drawing on Barbara’s three decades in the field, and is replete with in-depth background information, strategies, and evidence-based techniques necessary to help pre-service and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and address the behavior problems found so often in today’s primary schools and child care centers, to work with the most difficult behaviors, and to benefit every child in the classroom. Challenging Behavior in Young Children, Third Edition emphasizes the teacher’s role in the behavior of children, encouraging students and educators to reflect on their own values, feelings, and actions. The result is an invaluable resource for everyone involved in the education of young children.