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Themes and Debates in Early Childhood

Themes and Debates in Early Childhood

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January 2013 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
Early Childhood is a complex and diverse field. This text is designed to help students understand and engage with current themes in early childhood, supporting the development of critical thinking skills. Key themes such as children's voice, child wellbeing, identities and professional relationships are presented and opened up for the reader through essential theory and selected extracts. Thought provoking activities in all chapters help students to get a deeper understanding of contemporary themes in early childhood, supporting them in assignment writing and in linking theory to practice.

About the Early Years Series

This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websties, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic.

Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.

Mary Wild and Alison Street
Alison Street
Equality and Difference in the Early Years
Catherine Gilson
Children's Rights and Children's Voice
Catherine Gilson and Alison Street
Working Inclusively in the Early Years
Mary Wild
Exploring How Children in the Early Years
Nick Swarbrick
The Place of Play in the Early Years Curriculum
Mary Wild and Ingram Lloyd
Ensuring Children's Emotional Well-being in the Early Years
Alison Street and Mary Wild
Working with Families in the Early Years
Helena Mitchell and Ingram Lloyd
Professionalism - Raising the Stakes in the Early Years: 'She's Only Going to Work with Little Children'
Helena Mitchell
Multi-professional Working in the Early Years

An essential text that can be used to support professional development

Miss Donna Luck
early years, Northampton University
March 7, 2014

The recommendations for further reading will be very helpful for students

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
February 21, 2014

I really like this book, particularly strand 2, Exploring learning and well-being. very user-friendly and is well written.

Mrs Hayley Roberts
care, Wakefield College
December 24, 2013

The book highlights issues related to policies and legislation in early years. It is a good read for undergraduate learners studying early childhood education.

Mrs Jeenal Desai
Humanities and Education, Doncaster University Centre
November 21, 2013

Short, informative chapters for students to explore perceptions on current themes within the sector. Used as a recommended read for students to develop their wider reading to enhance individual research into a chosen subject area. Very worthwhile text.

Mrs Caroline Guard
Applied Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
October 1, 2013

Highly relevant to students on early years programmes, with topics such as children's rights and voice, and inclusivity in early years.

Ms Carol Setchell
Education , Central Sussex College
October 1, 2013

A well written book that explores in good detail the components required to be an effective practitioner.

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

This book has really helped my Foundation Degree students get a grasp of current themes and debates happening in their area.

Mrs Karen Fullman
Human and Physical Sciences, South Thames College
May 18, 2013

Useful text as a discussion starter for class work

Mr Patrick Meehan
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
May 14, 2013

A resources that covers a variety of topics such as children's rights and play etc. easy to understand and a valuable resource across many programmes.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
April 28, 2013

Mary Wild

Mary Wild is Field Chair for Early Childhood Studies. Mary is a qualified teacher with experience in both the primary and early years sectors. She has recently been awarded a DPhil at Oxford University for her research thesis investigating the use of ICT in early years classrooms. Additional research interests include early childhood literacy. Mary is also a member of the British Psychological Society. More About Author

Alison Street

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