Teaching in the Early Grades

Themes and debates in early childhood

Themes and debates in early childhood

by Mary Wild

 callnumbericon LB 1139.3 G7 T44 2013       ED-61226

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage/Learning Matters, [2013]

Summary:     Early Childhood is a complex and diverse field. This text is designed to help students understand and engage with current themes in early childhood, supporting the development of critical thinking skills. Key themes such as children's voice, child wellbeing, identities and professional relationships are presented and opened up for the reader through essential theory and selected extracts. Thought provoking activities in all chapters help students to get a deeper understanding of contemporary themes in early childhood, supporting them in assignment writing and in linking theory to practice. About the Early Years Series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websties, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.

 

Understanding early years policy

Understanding early years policy

by Peter Baldock; Damien Fitzgerald; Janet Kay

 callnumbericon LB 1139.3 G7 B36 2013       ED-61702

Edition: 3rd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : SAGE, 2013

Summary:     Fully revised to include all the latest developments in early years policy, this book explores the processes of how policy is made, implemented, analysed and developed over time. In this well respected book the authors provide a complete overview of early years policy and evaluate its ongoing impact on practice. Case studies, points for reflection and activities encourage discussion and critical thinking around this complicated topic. This third edition has been significantly revised and updated to include: *-a new chapter on exploring the international dimension of early years policy *-discussion of the impact of the recession and the Coalition Government's policies *-material on how ordinary practitioners can influence policyz
*-a revised and updated timeline of early years legislation. Essential reading for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners at any stage of their career, this book is a must-have for navigating the minefield of early years legislation.

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