Teaching in the Early Grades

A Z of inclusion in early childhood

A-Z of inclusion in early childhood

by Mary Dickins

callnumbericon  LC 1200 D53 2014       ED-61711

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press, 2014

Summary:     "The concept of inclusion is complex and messy and although many definitions abound it has never been fully clarified in legislation and guidance. The purpose of this book is to consider how professionals working with young children and their families can better understand the concept of inclusion and successfully establish, examine and evaluate the building blocks and framework that should underpin inclusive practice. This book represents a genuine attempt to identify the challenges and barriers to inclusion for all children; to understand them and in some measure, to suggest how they might be overcome"--Publisher.

Becoming an early years teacher from birth to five years

Becoming an early years teacher : from birth to five years

by Jessica Johnson

callnumbericon LB 1169 B43 2014       ED-61725

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

Summary:     This book provides a handy compendium to support you as you train to become and Early Years Teacher. The eight Teachers' Standards (Early Years) underpin the core structure of the book, and there is strong linking throughout to the statutory and non-statutory framework and guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Developing early childhood services past present and future

Developing early childhood services : past, present and future

by Peter Baldock

callnumbericon HQ 778.7 G7 B35 2011       ED-61624

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press, 2011

Summary:   Since Labour came to power in 1997, early years services have undergone a huge transformation - for example a significant increase in the scale of provision, the creation of an over-arching policy approach (Every Child Matters), the establishment of new departments focused on children and their families at local and national level, new structures designed to promote partnership between different bodies concerned with children's welfare, significant changes in the early years curriculum, new subsidies for childcare and education and new arrangements for regulation. The book would offer an historical account of the development of early years services in the United Kingdom (with consideration of developments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as England). After an Introduction arguing the relevance of an historical perspective, it would offer a fairly brief account of developments from the 16th century to the Second World War, a similarly brief account of developments from the Second World War up until the Conservative victory of 1979, a more detailed account of developments in the period of Conservative Government (1979-1997) and three chapters with an even more detailed account of developments since 1997. It is easy for those involved to become so focused on the implementation of the latest changes that they lose sight of the process of change itself. This book would be intended to help them to understand what has happened so far, to evaluate that process and to prepare for the future. The objective would be to assist the reader to understand what has happened, and why, rather than argue that what we have now is, or is not, better than what went before or than any other set of arrangements that might be conceived.

Early childhood experiences in language arts early literacy

Early childhood experiences in language arts : early literacy

by Jeanne M. Machado

 callnumbericon LB 1140.5 L3 M33 2016       ED-61626

Edition: 11th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, 2016

Summary:    The book responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This book addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Readers will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the early childhood classroom.


Early childhood theories and contemporary issues an introduction

Early childhood theories and contemporary issues : an introduction

by Mine Conkbayir; Christine Pascal

callnumbericon LB 1139.23 C66 2014       ED-61627

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014

Summary:     Having a good grasp of the theories of child development and how these translate into practice can make a positive difference to how you understand babies and children and the ways in which you can help them learn. This approachable guide offers easy access to a wide range of concepts, as well as classic and current theories, about how babies and children learn. Each chapter offers clear guidance on how to recognise the theory in action and suggests ways to test these ideas out in early years settings, supporting the development of reflective practice. Case studies are included throughout, along with questions to guide thinking and encourage readers to develop their practice. Summaries conclude each chapter offering a quick reference of the theory examined and the benefits of applying it to practice. Early Childhood Theories and Contemporary Issues is an essential guide for all those looking to develop and enhance their practice in supporting child development within the early years.

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