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.
- Child development (including recent research into cognitive development of babies)
- The child in the socio-cultural context
- International educational approaches
- The developing professional.
- Key learning points identify at a glance what each chapter will cover
- Case studies help you link theory to practice
- Reflective activities help you reflect on how to apply ideas to practice
- Further reading directs you to additional resources to deepen your understanding.
Illustrated with examples of practice from a range of settings, this accessible text is essential reading for all those studying on Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Education and Care courses.
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Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 x 20 mm
The text promotes knowledge and understanding of education and care for early years specialists, primary teachers and childhood practitioners. It offers a variety of strategies and approaches to enhance professional development. This book is well written, accessible and engages the reader throughout. It is a valuable learning and reference tool which will appeal to a wide audience who seek insight into early years. -- Brenda Dunn and Jill Shimi * Scottish Educational Review *
This book is an invaluable resource for all students in the field of early childhood studies who envisage a career as professionals in the field as it introduces a number of concepts of early childhood education and care that can benefit enormously the professional practitioner in recognising today's issues of their practice and support children and families in a broader socio-cultural context. -- Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou
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