'An excellent text which offers students a rounded view of early years in the context of political agendas, while still maintaining the child at the centre of provision and understanding.' - Stephanie Evans, University of Cumbria 'Fully up-to-date with an accessible layout and style and a balance between current research, theory and practice, this new edition will prove to be a valuable resource for all students and practitioners.' - Jan Marks, Senior Lecturer, Early Years, University of Chester 'This should be a key text for all studying and teaching in the field of early years.' - Ioanna Paliologou, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull This new edition of an iconic book examines the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood from a variety of disciplines and international perspectives, making essential links between theory and practice to help you apply your learning in real-life settings. Key additions: New chapters on cultural-historical child development and childhood in a digital age Renewed emphasis on reflective practice across Part 4, supporting and encouraging your professional development New Reflection Points encourage deeper discussion and critical reflection, ideal for testing your understanding The latest on changes in early years policy and practice Throughout, case studies, exercises and links to further reading help you engage with key issues and test your learning, making it easier for you to get to grips with all aspects of your course.
Author: Trisha Maynard,Sacha Powell
An Introduction to Childhood Studies offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking approach to the study of childhood, providing an important contribution to this burgeoning area of research and teaching.
Author: Kehily, Mary Jane
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This new edition of this bestselling textbook examines the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood from a variety of disciplines and international perspectives, making essential links between theory and practice to help you apply your learning in real-life settings. Key additions include: the latest changes in early years policy 2 brand new chapters on Postmodernist theories in Education, and Education for Sustainable Development A renewed emphasis on reflective practice across Part 4, supporting and encouraging your professional development Throughout, case studies, exercises and links to further reading help you engage with key issues and test your learning, making it easier for you to get to grips with all aspects of your course.
Author: Sacha Powell,Kate Smith
Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of early childhood. To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters including The History of Childhood, Play and Creativity, Children and the Media, Leadership and Management, and Reflective Practice. This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including: · Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time · More case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice · Research in context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years · Reflective questions encourage you to think like a reflective practitioner · Chapter summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter · Further reading and recommended websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study. This book also comes with a new companion website. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/walleranddavis3e to access a wealth of additional resources including: Child Observation Videos give students a peek into a real Early Years settings and insight into child behaviour. These track particular children at different stages in their development, showing videos of the children 12 months apart in order to observe their development. Great basis for seminar discussions and student assignments. Employability podcasts providing hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job Podcasts from chapter authors providing deeper insight into key topics Free SAGE Journal Articles to deepen students' understanding on core topics Web links directing to useful websites for further study and support in practice.
Author: Tim Waller,Geraldine Davis
For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers. What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures? How do children grow and develop? What space do we make for children in our society? How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children? Can children’s play be planned by adults? Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.
Author: Rod Parker-Rees,Caroline Leeson
Publisher: Learning Matters
This introductory textbook brings together key themes in the area of childhood studies to provide an introduction to students and practitioners working in this field. Written by experts from across a range of disciplines, each chapter offers a broad-based and accessible insight into childhood and analyzes new ways of researching and theorizing about children and childhood. For undergraduate and postgraduate students of childhood studies, education, and social sciences.
Author: Mary Jane Kehily
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
This text introduces students to the key issues in the study of childhood, from infancy through to adulthood, from an interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective. A broad-ranging introductory guide to key issues in the study of childhood. Approaches childhood studies from an interdisciplinary and multi-professional perspective. Presents the basics of psychology, social welfare, education, health, law, culture, rights, politics, and economics as they relate to children. For each discipline, the role of relevant professionals, such as social workers, nursery teachers, paediatric nurses and child lawyers, is also considered. Contributors have both practical and academic backgrounds in a range of specialist areas. Each chapter includes an independent learning activity, case studies, a glossary and annotated bibliography. Will inspire debate in the classroom about childhood issues.
Author: Dominic Wyse
Dass Kinder in der symbolischen Welt aktiv sind, am gesellschaftlichen Leben teilhaben und soziale Wirklichkeit mitkonstruieren, hat in der Entwicklung des Paradigmas der ‚Kindheitswissenschaften/Childhood Studies‘ die Perspektiven der Wissenschaftler*innen verändert. Nachdem Kindheiten als Position in der Sozialstruktur verstanden wurden, erweitern sich nun multidisziplinäre Perspektiven. Mädchen, Jungen und Transkinder als Akteur*innen zu erkennen bildet den konsequenten Ausgangspunkt der ‚Kindheitswissenschaften/Childhood Studies‘ als Forschungs- und Analysepraxis, was mit dieser Einführung in kompetenter und anschaulicher Weise erläutert wird.
Eine Einführung in das Paradigma - An introduction to the paradigm
Author: Claudia Maier-Höfer
By examining how young children develop and learn from conception through to the age of eight, this book explores ways to enhance professional practice in the early years. For further discussion and engagement with current issues and hot topics in Early Childhood subscribe to Sheila Nutkin's author blog.
Author: Sheila Nutkins,Catriona McDonald,Mary Stephen
Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This book is written for students doing degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. It offers an introduction to the study of childhood and the different contexts within which childhood exists. The text encourages you to re-think childhood, exploring childhood from different contexts - from the child within the family, to the global perspective and the child's own perspective. It enables you to begin to understand childhood in relation to society and to develop the skills to look at childhood from a critical standpoint. This Third Edition includes a new chapter on 'The Evolution of Early Years Provision' adding essential context to the current situation. It has been updated in line with recent changes in the Early Years sector and includes some critical examination of the new Baseline Assessment.
Author: Rory McDowall Clark
Publisher: Learning Matters
Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.
An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky
Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Set to be the new go-to text for Early Childhood Studies, this comprehensive book provides an essential introduction to the field. Written in a fresh and interesting style, the book covers topics such as early childhood in a global context; historical and contemporary theories of child development; sociologies and representations of childhood; early education, diversity and inclusion; and health and well-being. A section on working with children and adults in early years contexts gives an overview of the many and varied career opportunities in the sector. The final chapters provide a guide to observing children and conducting original research in childcare settings in preparation for an extended study or dissertation. Throughout the book, Jenny Willan makes vital links between theory and practice and helps prepare students for a career working with a diverse community of children, parents and professionals. Each chapter features: Points for further critical reflection, to encourage deeper discussion and test your understanding Real-life examples and engaging case studies to help you apply theory to practice Set assignments, key topics for further discussion, and extensive signposting to further reading and resources. This is a must-read text for students on degree courses in Early Childhood Studies or those specialising in education in Early Years settings, as well as professionals already working in the field.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author: Jenny Willan
Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
This fully updated new edition offers a comprehensive, accessible, yet rigorous introduction to the study of Early Childhood that will will add value to any Early Childhood Studies course at both foundation and degree level. Addressing both care and education in the Early Years, the book considers a range of multi-disciplinary aspects of Early Childhood; including health, social, educational, psychological and sociological perspectives. Early Childhood Studies engages the reader by providing real-world examples that underpin theoretical perspectives and bring examples to life, while encouraging practitioners to engage in reflective practice by considering their own similar experiences. Key features include: Engaging activities and case studies that bring theory to life Cutting-edge research Practical tasks and advice with points for further reading End of chapter summaries, Reflective Tasks and Study Skills boxes in each chapter Full colour illustrations throughout This core introductory textbook is an indispensable resource for Early Years’ students and professionals, whatever their level of expertise or experience.
Principles and Practice
Author: Jane Johnston,Lindy Nahmad-Williams,Ruby Oates,Val Wood
Packed full of even more examples of research methods in practice, this second edition now comes with a fantastic website giving you all you need to understand research methods in early childhood. With new case studies and reflective tasks throughout, this bestselling textbook covers all you need to know about undertaking research in early childhood, including action research, ethics and doing your research project. Online, you’ll find: - Quizzes to test your methods knowledge - Free journal articles with accompanying activities to broaden understanding and develop critical thinking - Useful web links as well as videos of the authors answering FAQs about research If you are undertaking research in early childhood then this book is for you.
An Introductory Guide
Author: Penny Mukherji,Deborah Albon
Covering a wide range of concepts and taking a broader perspective of what inclusion entail, this book offers an overview of current research, policy and practice in diversity and inclusion in the early years. It is a clear introduction to what inclusive practice means for those working with young children in the early stages of their lives. With case studies and activities designed to help students relate to diverse situations, the author discusses the main issues surrounding: - race - gender - culture - disability and Special Educational Needs - English as an Additional Language - Traveller children - the contexts of inclusion and exclusion - good practice in early childhood settings - different perspectives of inclusion This is essential reading for students studying inclusion and diversity on early childhood or early years courses, and those seeking to promote good practice and enable all children to develop to their full potential irrespective of their background. 'The success of this book is in its ability to explore inclusion from a wide perspective. Offering a range of thought-provoking material, such as reflective questions, debates and controversies, practitioner, parent and children's views, legislation, activities, and examples of good practice, will keep readers interested and actively engaged throughout the book' -Dr Anna Kilderry, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Chandrika Devarakonda is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Children's Services at the University of Chester.
Author: Chandrika Devarakonda
Early Childhood Education: An Introduction is based on the belief that teachers of young children must be highly skilled-knowledgeable about children, their parents, and the community in which they live, as well as the processes of teaching curriculum content. The authors take a comprehensive, integrated approach, offering preservice teachers a complete and current overview of the field. Extensive revisions in each chapter of the Fourth Edition reflect not only current references, but also the most current thinking in the field of early childhood education today.
Author: Carol Seefeldt,Nita Barbour
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This book frames content in a way that defines the â€œwhat, why, and howâ€ of becoming an early childhood educator. It prepares readers for the variety of roles (advocate, facilitator, planner, mediator, etc.) they must assume in working with children, parents, colleagues, principals, administrators, and the community at large. Its innovative coverage focuses on helping readers fulfill these roles in a caring, competent, knowledgeable manner, through case studies and numerous opportunities for reflection.Organized around the twelve essential roles and responsibilities of effective early childhood educators as delineated by the NAEYC Guidelines for Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals (2000),coverage includes demographic changes in families, advances in psychology, political influences, cultural diversity, and issues of inclusion.For future teachers of children from birth to age 8.
An Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Author: Mary Renck Jalongo,Joan Packer Isenberg
Publisher: Prentice Hall
A warm and comprehensive child-centered approach to early childhood education Who Am I in the Lives of Children? An Introduction to Early Childhood Education reflects a practical, constructivist approach to early childhood education (birth to grade 3) and care programs that is dedicated to the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. With its highly readable personal voice, appealing photographs, authentic children's classroom work, and engaging stories, it allows readers to visualize effective classroom practices that speak to each child's strengths, interests, and challenges. This understanding-coupled with contemporary, research-based information-inspires readers to support each child's growth and learning in ways that are in harmony with who they are, rather than according to a predetermined plan. The 11th Edition of Who Am I in the Lives of Children? is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Author: Stephanie Feeney,Eva Moravcik,Sherry Nolte
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education