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Applied Social Science for Early Years

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July 2008 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
Applying social science subjects such as psychology, sociology, social policy and research methods to Early Years can help to raise standards and ensure good practice. These subjects inform much of the academic curriculum within many Early Years programmes and are subjects that make an important contribution to understanding children's behaviour, growth and development. The book identifies, analyses and assesses how social science enriches Early Years as opposed to regarding Early Years and social science as distinct. Each chapter imaginatively introduces the main learning objectives and includes formative activities, which apply social science to particular themes to aid students' cognitive skills.
 
Introduction
 
Knowledge and understanding of psychology for EYPS
 
Sociology and Early Years
 
Social policy and Early Years
 
Literacy and learning in Early Years
 
Different childhoods in different cultures
 
Research methods for EYPS
 
Conclusion

This book is really useful when it comes to teaching social policy. It breaks it down for learners to understand. Would recommend this book for FDA degree learners.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
March 14, 2014

There is an excellent chapter with this text on researching in the early years. It provides a very good practical overview of the different approaches to research.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
December 3, 2013

Super

Mr Jonathan Roberts
Youth and Community Work, University of Teesside
January 7, 2013

I was quite disappointed with this text as the title does not (in my opinion) match the content and the book is irrelevant for level 5 students and above. The quality of the paper seemed poor as well.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
January 2, 2013

Useful introductory overview, clearly written.

Mr Martin Harmer
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
October 24, 2012

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Ewan Ingleby

Ewan Ingleby is based in the Education section of the School of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Teesside. Alongside contributing to the University of Teesside's education programmes, Ewan is a member of the School of Social Science and Law's 'Social Futures Research Institute' Dr Ingleby has secured research funding from the University Research Fund for research projects on PCET mentor training and student study skills. Previous publications include sociological analyses of organisations, psychological approaches to social work and applications of social science to Early Years. More About Author

Geraldine Oliver

Geraldine Oliver is a Senior Lecturer in Education/Early Years at the University of Teesside. She is the Programme Coordinator for Early Years at the University of Teesside and has developed academic modules as well as having taught extensively within early years. Her research interests include mentoring and linguistic development. More About Author

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