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First edition published 2000. Second edition 2013.
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
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Excerpts and adaptations on pages 13, 41, 92, 108–109, and 168–169 are
from Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit by Corita
Kent and Jan Steward. Copyright © 2008 by Corita Kent and Jan
Steward. Reprinted with permission of Jan Steward and the Corita Art
Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles.
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The art of awareness : how observation can transform your teaching /
Deb Curtis and Margie Carter.
Summary: “Observation study sessions help you discover the many
ways that being observant can enhance your teaching. Updates to this
second edition reflect current issues in early childhood education,
including learning standards, assessment, and technology”
— Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-1-60554-086-3 (pbk.)
1. Observation (Educational method) 2. Early childhood teachers.
3. Early childhood education. I. Carter, Margie, 1942- II. Title.
Printed on acid-free paper