An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies
- Trisha Maynard - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Sacha Powell - The Froebel Trust, UK
- 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.
- 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
This new edition of the book reflects on contemporary issues in the field of early childhood studies and engages students in concepts that relate to young children. In offering theoretical perspectives of early childhood the book also draws students into critical reflection on practice. This should be a key text for all studying and teaching in the field of early years.
An excellent text for introducing the early years to specialists and non-specialists. It offers the student a rounded view of early years in the context of political agendas, while still maintaining the child at the centre of provision and understanding.
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 interested in early childhood.
With its interlinked themes and different theoretical perspectives, this book will be of interest to both students and practitioners, prompting new thoughts on how practice can be improved and developed.
This is the book we currently use of our Level C module. It is an up-to-date excellent guide for students who aim to become practitioners and are at the beginning of their studies.This is a great textbook that brings together theory and practice. Its rich content consists of both literature-based and research-based paradigms along with practical helpful tips, the best source for the foundations in Early Childhood education.Strongly recommended.
A great introduction to the field of Early years Studies
Useful overview of key topics, in an easy to understand manner. I will recommend this for summer reading for both year one and year 2.
This is a good all round book - however because if covers such a range it does so only at a limited level. Students would therefore need to research areas of particular interest further, but this book does do well to signpost them in order to assist with this.
An informative and practical guide that is helpful for adults entering early education.
The scope of this book, in my opinion, is above and beyond that which is expected of my Level 3 students. However, I found it very useful for my own additional reading.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Childhood in Different Cultures