Shaping Early Childhood

Author: Glenda MacNaughton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335226280
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This should be essential reading for anyone involved in the training and professional development of early years practitioners... It is an impressive analysis of the historical and contemporary 'big ideas' that have influenced societies ' and practitioners' views of children and the nature of the curriculum. There are powerful sections on parents and communities ... I particularly liked the stimulating 'ideas galleries' with their statements from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners around the world." Nursery World, October 2004 This key textbook introduces students and practitioners to a wide range of different approaches to early childhood. It provides practical strategies for developing and implementing early learning experiences that promote excellence and equity for children. The book presents the latest research and thinking about good practice, discusses how various philosophies and beliefs influence decisions in early childhood education, and identifies the key thinkers behind each approach. By examining different perspectives, the book helps early childhood practitioners to navigate their way through competing views, make informed choices, and be critically reflective in their work. In an accessible, lively and user-friendly way, it explores issues such as: What constitutes an appropriate early childhood curriculum How best to study and assess children Involving parents and children in early childhood learning The book features a range of pedagogical devices to inspire early childhood workers to reflect critically on their work and the ideas underpinning it, including: Boxed definitions of key terms Ideas summary charts and ideas galleries Clarification exercises Case studies Further reading lists This essential textbook is ideal for students undertaking early childhood qualifications at degree level, Masters courses in early childhood education, and for practitioners who work with children from birth to eight in early childhood settings.

Doing Foucault in Early Childhood Studies

Author: Glenda MacNaughton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415321006
Format: PDF, Docs
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The theories and analyses of post-structural thinkers such as Michel Foucault can seem a long way from practice in early childhood services. In recent years, however, many early childhood researchers and practitioners have found this work important and this fascinating book brings together a range of research and case-studies showing how teachers and researchers have brought post-structuralism to the classroom. The book covers such issues as: becoming post-structurally reflective about truth mapping classroom meanings tactics of rhizoanalysis becoming again in critically-knowing communities. Case-studies and examples taken from real situations are used and will be of interest to anyone studying or researching early childhood practice and policy.

Rethinking Gender Myths in Early Childhood Education

Author: Glenda MacNaughton
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741766615
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is gender relevant to young children? Glenda MacNaughton shows it is. Whether they are playing among themselves, listening to stories or interacting with adults, even very young children are clearly aware of gender roles. Rethinking Gender in Early Childhood Education reveals how the focus on individual development that is promoted in early childhood education doesn't produce gender equity. Rather, everyday teaching practices influence the gendering of young children's identities. MacNaughton draws on theory and research to explain this, and to develop approaches which open up new possibilities for both boys and girls. ...invaluable for early childhood teachers, for students in teacher training, for teacher educators and for researchers who are wanting to work with teachers... Bronwyn Davies, James Cook University, author of Frogs and Snails and Feminist Tales A major contribution to the international literature on gender in Early Childhood... Glenda MacNaughton has done a terrific job in making difficult theory accessible for teachers and student teachers. Her consistent use of plentiful examples, and explorations of how different theories held by teachers might impact on their practice will be tremendously useful to teachers and teacher educators. Debbie Epstein, Centre for Research and Education on Gender, Institute of Education, London

Communication in Early Childhood Services

Author: Patrick Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780864447470
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Text for early childhood workers and students preparing to enter the profession. Addresses the requirements of the Quality Improvement and Accreditaion system and the new curriculum for Certificate 111 and Diploma of Children's Services. Topics covered include communication, interviews, communities, team membership, team leadership, families, public speaking and advocacy. Includes references. Hughes is a lecturer in communications in the faculty of arts at Deakin University. MacNaughton is a senior lecturer in education in the faculty of education at the University of Melbourne.

Early Childhood Studies

Author: 3rd Jones, 3rd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335225985
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This book critically engages the reader in issues that relate to young children and their lives from a multiprofessional perspective. Whilst offering a theoretically rigorous treatment of issues relating to early childhood studies, the book also provides practical discussion of strategies that could inform multiprofessional practice.

Foundations of Early Childhood

Author: Penny Mukherji
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'This text will be an invaluable addition to the reading of students and tutors alike. It has been written thoughtfully for students embarking on university courses that study aspects of early childhood education. The introductory chapters give the reader a sense of the thinking and reflection that is helpful for them at the beginning of their studies and a clear focus on the rights of our youngest children roots the text in a sound pedagogical frame. The later chapters broaden the argument and feel very relevant to the current context in their explorations of the policy and practice of EYFS. I would strongly recommend this text.' -Jo Albin-Clark, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, Edge Hill University This book introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Each chapter introduces major concepts and theories which allow you to explore the foundations of key early childhood issues and apply them in practice. Topics include: Children’s rights The Early Years curriculum How children learn and develop Health and well-being As well as looking at important aspects of study such as: How to search primary sources, such as policy documents and journals How to use your personal experience in studying How to develop critical reading and writing skills With specific learning features designed for different levels of study, this book will be invaluable to students studying at levels 4 and 5 of early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, with features designed to support students as they make the transition to honours level study. Digital resources for extra support! Check out the companion website for additional material including: interactive glossary flashcards journal tasks web links to more handy online resources

Research Methods in Early Childhood

Author: Penny Mukherji
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526448009
Format: PDF
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Research is something many Early Childhood Studies students struggle with; for many it’s intimidating and something 'other people' do. When we asked the authors what common problems students struggle with they said: Students find it hard to understand research methodology and theoretical frameworks within which to conduct research Sometimes students struggle to come up with an appropriate research design Students often find it hard to come up with precise research questions Analysing research data and presenting it clearly for the reader are also areas students find difficult As a result, the authors have designed this book with their early childhood student in mind to help them through the research process. The book covers the whole research journey both in terms of understanding the different methodologies & principles and in actually undertaking a research project. It follows a linear and progressive structure that logically helps students work through their course. In this new edition, the chapters have been reorganized to better suit the learning journey and a brand new reader guide to research at the start of the book has been added to aid navigation. A new chapter on research proposals as well as more on alternative ways of presenting research have also been added. The book assumes no prior knowledge and really introduces the topics to beginners in simple terms. The supportive writing style and the way difficult concepts are clearly explained is often feedback we hear from both lecturers and students. Once students have gained confidence, they are able to delve into the further reading suggestions and the topics and content covered extend into enough depth for those who want to go further in their studies. This means students really can use it throughout their whole course. Research in Focus boxes look at international published examples of research to show what it looks like in the real world and understand the effects and implications. (Countries covered are USA, Canada, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, India, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand.) Activities for students to work through help them cement knowledge and understanding. Case Studies give examples and scenarios of real student research. These demonstrate best practice and show students how to present their findings in a way that conveys the decisions they have made in their own personal style rather than rather than regurgitating textbooks. Extended glossary which gets students familiar with complicated terminology. . This new Third Edition includes: Videos pre-chapter relating to chapter outcomes Flashcard glossary to consolidate learning MCQs to test understanding Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon will be discussing ideas from Research Methods in Early Childhood in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Understanding Early Childhood

Author: Helen Penn
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262694
Format: PDF, ePub
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Understanding Early Childhood is an introductory text for students on early years courses which offers broad and insightful perspectives across a range of themes on the ways in which we understand and study young children.

Doing Early Childhood Research

Author: Mac Naughton, Glenda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242626
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book demystifies the research process and shows how to select methods which are appropriate for working with young children in early childhood settings or at home.

Professional Learning in Early Childhood Settings

Author: Susan Edwards
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789087907495
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Attention has increasingly turned to the preparation and ongoing education of early childhood educators as governments have become increasingly aware of the importance of early childhood education as a key part of educational provision. This collection of case studies in continuing professional learning, drawn from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, raises important questions about the nature and purpose of continuing professional learning in ECE by drawing on theories broadly described as 'post-developmental', including postmodernism, cultural-historical theory, sociocultural theory, narrativity, and critical theory. This book will provide a valuable addition to the libraries of teacher educators, professional developers, researchers, practitioners, and students of early childhood education. Taken as a whole, the chapters provide key insights into the complexities of how adults learn in, and about, early childhood settings, and examines the possibilites offered by reaching beyond traditional developmental views of teaching in ECE.