An ABC of Early Childhood Education

Author: Sandra Smidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131769712X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique and engaging resource describes, critiques and analyses the significance of a wide range of contemporary and classic ideas about how young children learn. Organised in a handy A – Z format, best-selling author and early years expert Sandra Smidt: Traces back each idea to the roots of how it was first conceived Explores its implications for the early years classroom in accessible terms Makes connections where relevant to other strands in the field of early childhood education Provides examples from her extensive classroom experience and international literature Draws on a range of ideas from both developing and developed countries giving the material a truly global focus Uses a sociocultural view of learning to underpin the choice or analysis of each idea Students on early years education courses at a range of levels will find this an essential and enlightening companion text, for use throughout their studies.

Key Issues in Early Years Education

Author: Sandra Smidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135271054
Format: PDF, Docs
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Key Issues in Early Years Education is the second edition of The Early Years: A Reader. This essential text for students and professionals is unique in its range of voices and topics and in its determination to see the child as central to learning and development. As in the first edition it not only has chapters written by key figures in the field of early childhood education and care but also by students on a range of early childhood programmes. Notable key figures from the first edition have been added including Helen Penn, Henrietta Dombey, Hilary Faust and Charmian Kenner. Rosemary Nalden, who is involved in significant work with children in South Africa, has added her voice to give us examples of children acting both as learners and teachers. This fully revised collection is a comprehensive investigation into the key issues in early years education which: provides a blend of real life examples and theory, drawn from a diversity of early childhood settings and classes is written in an accessible voice brings theory to life by linking it with practice examines how children explore, express and represent their worlds. Many of the original sections have been revised and updated to take account of changes to the education system over the last decade. Two new sections in this edition are Children as Thinkers and Problem-Solvers and Learning: A Second Chance, which looks at adults learning something new and considers the similarities and differences that might exist between them and children. This fascinating and highly readable book will be of interest to teachers, practitioners, students and anyone concerned with the care and education of our youngest children.

Care and Education in Early Childhood

Author: Audrey Curtis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857593
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The authors draw on their extensive early years experience to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the key issues in the field of early childhood care and education. In this fully updated and revised new edition, rewritten to include the new Early Years Foundation Stage, students will find that this text now meets the needs of students on Foundation degrees, Early Childhood Degrees and the new Early Years Professional qualification. Topics covered in this essential textbook include: an overview of the principles of effective practice discussions on equal opportunities and children's rights an update of the latest development theories relating to brain development and how children learn and the difficulties children may face in their learning investigations into what working with parents really means consideration of the different early years systems in operation summaries of key management issues and useful information on how to address them comparison with European perspectives on early years care and education the importance of play in children's early learning. Readers of this second edition will also find the expansion of existing chapters in order to include topics such as inclusion, transitions, child protection in relation to the internet and partnerships with parents. The book covers the whole age range from birth to eight years with a special section on the birth to three years age group. Each chapter is fully referenced and has case studies or reflective practice boxes within the text. Informative and engaging, the book challenges the reader to think about how underlying theory may be reflected in practice. It will be essential reading for all students who are studying for early childhood qualifications at levels four, five and six.

Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

Author: David Whitebread
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446254097
Format: PDF, ePub
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The importance of high quality early childhood education is now universally recognised, and this quality crucially depends upon the practitioners who work with our young children, and their deep understanding of how children develop and learn. This book makes a vital contribution to this understanding, providing authoritative reviews of key areas of research in developmental psychology, and demonstrating how these can inform practice in early years educational settings. The book's major theme is the fundamental importance of young children developing as independent, self-regulating learners. It illustrates how good practice is based on four key principles which support and encourage this central aspect of development: - secure attachment and emotional warmth - feelings of control and agency - cognitive challenge, adults supporting learning and children learning from one another - articulation about learning, and opportunities for self-expression. Each chapter includes: - typical and significant questions which arise in practice related to that area of development - an up-to-date review of key research, including insights from observational and experimental work with young children, from evolutionary psychology, and from neuroscientific studies of the developing brain - practical exercises intended to deepen understanding and to inform practice - questions for discussion - recommended further reading. This book provides an invaluable resource for early years students and practitioners, by summarizing new research findings and demonstrating how they can be translated into excellent early years practice. Watch this video of David Whitebread at his book launch, presenting the key points of the book and his reasons for writing it. David Whitebread is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Early Years Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education Equity and Inclusion

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467220876
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Early Childhood Education , Equity and Inclusion. In this book, you will learn topics such as Issues and Services in Early Childhood Education, Understanding Development, Understanding Child Diversity, and Understanding Family Diversity plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Studying Childhood and Early Childhood

Author: Kay Sambell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446211010
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include: making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood making the most of your lectures writing good assignments learning how to study independently developing your critical thinking drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits) getting a job in the early years sector. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and now contains: a new chapter on placements and visits detailed advice on how to avoid plagiarism full consideration of multi-agency working, throughout every chapter advice on career opportunities and further study. Designed to support students in their studies and beyond, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying childhood or early childhood. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Anti bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

Author: Julie Olsen Edwards
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Provides practical guidance to confront and eliminate barriers of prejudice, misinformation and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity thus helping staff and children respect each other, themselves and all people.

Getting It Right From the Start

Author: Marjorie J. Kostelnik
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412949505
Format: PDF, ePub
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From understanding how the youngest children learn to working with ECE agencies, this practical guide presents the information principals need to create effective early childhood education programs.

Good Practice in the Early Years

Author: Janet Kay
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826490042
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An accessible comprehensive guide to good practice in the early years for all early years and childcare students and practitioners.

A Guide to Developing the ICT Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Author: Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781858563008
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work shows how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can contribute to children's learning, how it can be integrated into a play based curriculum and how it relates to key areas of learning such as collaboration, communication, exploration and socio-dramatic play. It outlines the ICT requirements in the UK Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance, and it examines the international relevance and implications of ICT for young children. The text provides a critical account of the "digital divide", suggesting practical strategies for all the individuals and institutions working towards social justice. It offers guidance for the development of centre based practice and on curriculum integration and the selection of developmentally appropriate educational software. It also explores ergonomic issues, as revealed by research. How should children sit at a computer? For how long? What are the risks? Emphasis is placed on the processes of policy development and the realization of change and guidance is given on how to use development plans and evaluation tools.