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The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action

The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action
Teaching 3, 4 and 5 year olds

Third Edition

Other Titles in:
Early Childhood Education

September 2004 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is a fully revised and updated edition of the author's best selling book The Nursery Teacher in Action, Second Edition.

This book now includes an extended section on leadership, on managing the foundation stage and involving the team in monitoring and evaluating foundation stage practice. Curriculum, planning and assessment now reflect the new statutory guidance on the Foundation Stage Curriculum and Profile. The author reviews the implementation of the Foundation Stage and the Profile - positive developments and areas which are still proving challenging.

New material is included on the broadening role of the foundation stage teacher in integrated, multi-disciplinary services and providing support in other settings. The book has been updated to include recent findings from Effective Pedagogy projects and other research on learning styles.

The Foundation Stage Teacher is essential reading for all early years students and practitioners; early years course tutors, and teachers new to working with 3-5 year olds and also primary headteachers.

The Specialist Early Years Teacher
Some Key Characteristics

Leading the Foundation Stage Team
Co-ordinating Early Years Practice
Helping Children Feel 'At Home'
Helping Children to 'Branch Out'
Keeping Records
Planning and Assessment

Learning with Children
Managing Complexity
Looking Outwards, Looking Inwards

Supporting Other Practitioners
Developing the Foundation Stage

`The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action is one of the definitive texts on the foundation stage, in which Margaret Edgington deals with the realities of practice based on theory and early years principles. It is immensely practical and easy to read, and while it deserves to be read from cover to cover, this New Edition is particularly accessible for those who want to dip in or who need to refer to a specific chapter' - Early Education

`If you are new to the Foundation Stage, have been working in the Early Years for a few years, or for longer than you care to remember, if you have responsibility for employing staff for the Foundation Stage within your setting or if you work in a different key stage but have co-ordinator responsibility for the Foundation Stage, you should buy this book!' - National Campaign for Nursery Education Newsletter

A comprehensive book, that details most areas taught in this module, beyond curriculum coverage. Covers a range of the roles and responsibilities of a foundation stage teacher.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste Univ.
March 26, 2014

All lecturers agreed that this book would deepen students' understanding of key issues relation to Education and Initial teacher training. It has been recommened in the module handbook for 2011

Mrs Sarah Fuller
Education, University of the West of England, Bristol
September 5, 2011

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