Early Childhood Education
History, Philosophy and Experience
- Cathy Nutbrown - University of Sheffield, UK
- Peter Clough - University of Brighton, UK
This accessible introduction to the history of early childhood education emphasises the role of history and philosophy in early childhood practice today. Firmly grounded in current policy from across the UK, the text features a series of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify various philosophical positions in early childhood. This second edition has been fully updated and revised in line with recent policy changes, and contains new and updated biographies of key pioneers as well as three brand new conversations with historical figures.
The book is useful for a range of students of Early Childhood Education or History of Education, from first year undergraduates to PhD students. It will also be incredibly valuable to Early Years trainee teachers, practitioners and policy makers.
Fantastic book which we will be using for our new full-time degree in early childhood education and care starting in September. The imagined conversations add an interesting dimension which will engage the students.
Particularly like the chapter on early childhood pioneers. This will be particularly useful for first year students, hearing about theorists for the first time and this is beautifully enhanced by the conversations chapter
A good background into areas relating to schools and early education.
A very good book that provides an insightful background read on Early Childhood Education.
A very useful book for all Early Childhood Students who are seeking guidance and clarity on the journey the concept of childhood and early education and care has taken over the centuries. The first part acts as a good starting point for further research and reading whilst part 3 enables students to begin to see some of the connections across the historical journey and our current ever evolving ECEC system!
Good general text. Asked library to order and put out on the general pre-reading for a range of programmes.
An excellent overview of the pioneers who have influenced the development of early childhood education.
A very interesting read, particularly useful to trainees working towards QTS status within the 3-7 age range.
This introduction to the history and philosophy of early childhood education is very readable, with easily accessible summaries of many of the leading names in early years education and care. I particularly enjoyed the conversations between various theorists / academics and I will most certainly be referring my students to this book, particularly for extension work.
An informative book about key people theories and practices in early childhood. It is good to have them all in one place. The chapters with voices brings a new way to bring theories, principles and practice to life.
I have included this in future reading in the book I am writing for SAGE 'Early Years Practice.'
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: A Short History of Early Childhood Education