Teaching Across the Early Years 3 7

Author: Hilary Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134576625
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This practical and accessible book explores ways of developing continuity and coherence in children's learning from three to seven years old. It is based around three case studies in which tutors on Initial Teacher Training courses worked with early years practitioners in three different pre-school settings, each linked to a primary school. The book describes how they successfully managed to plan and teach integrated themes across the age-range in the context of the requirements of the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Each case study has a different focus: * science, design and technology *' the arts' - including an ICT strand * 'the humanities' - including a physical education strand English and mathematics dimensions run through each theme.The book is alive with discussion of children's art, language, drama and music, captured as field notes, writing, drawing, and as video tape. Each chapter concludes with suggestions of ways in which readers can develop the ideas in their own contexts. This book will be invaluable reading for students on Early Years courses, Early Years practitioners, and tutors and mentors in early childhood education.

Developing Professional Practice 0 7

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317416724
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Developing Professional Practice 0-7 provides a thoroughly comprehensive and cutting edge guide to developing the understanding and practical skills necessary for working within early years education. The new edition is fully updated for the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. The updated edition covers all core topics associated with developing effective professional practice, including leadership and management, personalised learning and continuing professional development. There is also a strong focus on parent/carer engagement, setting accountability for the lowest attaining groups, the parent/carer and child voice in education, transition, SEND reform, early intervention, and developing leadership at all levels including as a business model. Readers can explore in-depth issues, and take ownership of them, by applying theory to real practice in schools and early years settings. Chapter contents are directly linked to the Early Years Teacher Standards, providing a clear understanding of how the content relates to competencies and allowing readers to reflect critically on best practice. Discussion points and case studies further connect theory to practice and offer a genuinely accessible and engaging introduction to supporting the education of babies, toddlers and young children. This vibrant, dynamic and interactive approach uses examples of real practice, along with a range of additional features tailored to support the reader in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding. Developing Professional Practice 0-7 is essential reading for anyone training to work in the early years, and an invaluable resource for all those already in the early stages of their careers.

Informing Transitions In The Early Years

Author: Dunlop, Aline-Wendy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335229700
Format: PDF, ePub
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An increased emphasis on an early start in group day care and educational settings for young children means that by the time children enter statutory education, they may already have had several transitional experiences: each will have an impact. This book explores early transitions from a variety of international perspectives. Each chapter is informed by rigorous research and makes recommendations on how education professionals can better understand and support transitions in the early years. Contributors examine issues such as: Parental involvement in the transition to school Children's voices on the transition to primary school The construction of identity in the early years Readers will be able to draw support, guidance and inspiration from the different writers to scaffold their own thinking and development in relation to children's transitions. Ample opportunities are offered for readers to gain confidence and competence in dealing with the range of people involved in transitions, and to the benefit of everyone, not least the children, whose 'transitions capital' will grow. Informing Transitions in the Early Years is essential reading for early years students, practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Hooked on Drama

Author: Kathleen Warren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781876033163
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Discusses the use of drama in early childhood education. Theory and practice are interwoven, practical examples inform the theoretical perspectives and theory informs suggestions for action. This new version extends the previous edition and presents a comprehensive account of the forms and contexts of drama for young children.

Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School

Author: Bev Hopper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415230284
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book includes information on all six areas of the PE National Curriculum (games, gymnastic activities, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities, athletic activities), to increase subject knowledge and to develop teaching, management and planning skills. This book provides professional development for generalist primary teachers and student-teachers and also offers support to subject leaders charged with the responsibility for other colleagues. It will build on current practice and aim to increase knowledge, understanding, confidence and enthusiasm in an area of the curriculum which often receives a very short time allocation during initial teaching training courses. Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School is a comprehensive guide to the subject for primary educators. It deals with not only the teaching and learning of PE, but also everything that is relevant to co-ordinating the subject.

Continuity in Children s Worlds

Author: Melissa M. Jozwiak
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774936
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“Offers hope through its rich and abundant examples of teachers, parents, and others who care for young children mindfully taking the time to address issues of continuity in everyday life.” —From the Foreword by Beth Blue Swadener, Arizona State University “After reading this book, it is not possible to think about these ideas simplistically again.” —Virginia Casper, Bank Street College of Education “This examination gives voice to an important but often unexamined issue in early childhood education.” —Christopher P. Brown, The University of Texas at Austin Children’s experiences when they transition from home to school, from classroom to classroom, and from school to school raise issues of continuity that permeate every aspect of early childhood education. This book uses practitioner stories to investigate beliefs about continuity and discontinuity and how these beliefs are enacted in contexts for young children from birth to age 8. The authors examine a range of continuities and discontinuities, including the experiences children, teachers, and families have with programs; the interactions between families and schools; and the ways in which programs and schools relate to one another. They also raise questions about primary caregiving, cultural responsiveness, assessment practices, and congruity between institutions. Discussions of each story include the authors’ interpretations, references to relevant theory, questions for reflection, and implications for intentional and thoughtful practice. Book Features: Represents the first comprehensive volume to unpack the complex topic of continuity. Provides a critical analysis of continuity based on real stories from practitioners and parents.\ Illuminates the work of early childhood educators on the individual, group, organizational, and systems levels. Encourages readers to carefully consider their roles as educators of young children.

Harry s Home

Author: Catherine Anholt
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374328702
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Harry enjoys visiting his grandfather's farm and seeing the homes of all the animals, but in the end he is happy to return to his own home in the city where he lives with his mom. By the creators of The Big Book of Families.

Transitions for Young Children

Author: Sharon Lynn Kagan
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570830
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Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes for young children the world over, but in today's fragmented early education systems, it's difficult to ensure continuity among programs and services. Early childhood professionals will help change that with this book, the first to propose a comprehensive, practical framework for repairing fissures in the system and making transitions successful for young children globally. A groundbreaking resource for a wide range of professionals, including principals, school-based administrators, program directors, district supervisors, and curriculum specialists, this book brings together the best thinking on ealry childhood transitions from leading researchers and practitioners around the world. Focusing on both vertical and horizontal transitions, the expert contributors give readers the in-dept guidance they need to: develop a coherent, connected framework of curriculum and instruction across the pre-K-Grade 3 continuum; enhance transitions for infants and young children with disabilities and their families; address the specific issues dual language learners face during transitions; align early learning standards, curricula, and assessments; improve all aspects of school readiness; improve transitions through better accountability policies; and understand how transitions are affected by a wide range of factors, including poverty, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the child's neighbourhood. Through invaluable case studies on diverse programs, readers will get practical insight into what really works and apply the lessons of real-life success stories. And with the clear and useful analysis of up-to-date research, policy, and practice, professionals will see where the field is today and where it needs to go to support better transitions.