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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies
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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

Fourth Edition
Edited by:


December 2017 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This new edition of this bestselling textbook 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.

Key additions include:

  • the latest changes in early years policy
  • 2 brand new chapters on Postmodernist theories in Education, and Education for Sustainable Development
  • A renewed emphasis on reflective practice across Part 4, supporting and encouraging your professional development

Throughout, case studies, exercises and links to further reading help you engage with key issues and test your learning, making it easier for you to get to grips with all aspects of your course.

 


 
Part I: Perspectives on Childhood
Joanne Westwood
Childhood in Different Cultures
Yordanka Valkanova
Childhood through the Ages
Nigel Thomas
Sociology of Childhood
Helen Penn
The Globalisation of Early Childhood Education and Care
Jackie Marsh
Childhood in the Digital Age
 
Part II: The Developing Child
Ruth Ford
Thinking and Cognitive Development in Young Children
Tricia David with Sacha Powell
Babies' and Young Childrens' Social and Emotional Development
Thea Cameron-Faulkner
Language Development in the Young Child
Justine Howard
Play and Development in Early Childhood
Marilyn Fleer
Cultural-Historical Theories of Child Development
 
Part III: Policy and Provision for Young Children
Sonia Jackson
Early Childhood Policy and Services
Nigel Thomas
Children's Rights and the Law
Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Dendy Platt
Child Welfare and Protection
Sally Robinson
Children's Health and Wellbeing
Siobhan O'Connor
Inclusive Policy and Practice
 
Part IV: Developing Effective Practice
Helen Moylett
Observing Children to Improve Practice
Alison Clark
Undertaking Research with Young Children
Angela Anning
Is Working Together Working?
Carol Aubrey
Effective Early Childhood Leadership
Nicola Kemp
Early Childhood Education for Sustainability
Jayne Osgood
Opening Pandora's Box: Postmodernist Perspectives of Childhood

Good variety of subjects covered and good for all levels of study in the area.

Ms Carol Lloyd
Childhood Studies, Chichester University
September 7, 2018
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Revisions to this edition:

·         The latest changes in Early Years policy

·         2 brand new chapters on Postmodernist theories in Education, and Education for Sustainable Development

·         A renewed emphasis on reflective practice across Part 4, supporting and encouraging your professional development

.         A change in authors - Tricia Maynard who co-authored the 3rd Edition has handed over to Kate Smith who co-authors this edition with Sacha Powell

Sample Materials & Chapters

Childhood in Different Cultures


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