An Introduction to Early Childhood

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Tim Waller, Geraldine Davis
SAGE, May 1, 2014 - Education - 440 pages

Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of early childhood.

To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters including The History of Childhood, Play and Creativity, Children and the Media, Leadership and Management, and Reflective Practice.

This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including:

·       Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time

·       More case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice

·       Research in context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years

·       Reflective questions encourage you to think like a reflective practitioner

·       Chapter summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter
·       Further reading and recommended websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study.


Visit the companion website to access a wealth of additional online resources including:

·       Podcasts from chapter authors provide deeper insight into key topics
·       Employability podcasts provide hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job
·       Child observation videos give you a peek into a real early years setting and insight into child behaviour
·       Free SAGE journal articles deepen your understanding on core topics
·       Web links direct you to useful websites to further your study and support you in practice.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HISTORIES AND THEORIES OF CHILDHOOD
9
A HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD ADULT CONSTRUCTS AND CHILDRENS AGENCY
11
MODERN CHILDHOODS CONTEMPORARY THEORIES AND CHILDRENS LIVES
27
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
47
INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
69
CHILDRENS RIGHTS TO PARTICIPATION
71
UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY
90
CHILD HEALTH
183
WELLBEING
203
PROTECTING AND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
223
WORKING WITH FAMILIES
244
PROFESSIONAL WORKING
263
PROFESSIONAL WORK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
265
JOINEDUP THINKING IN PRACTICE AN EXPLORATION OF PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
286
LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
305

INCLUSIVE PRACTICE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS SEN
110
LEARNING AND PLAY
127
PLAY AND CREATIVITY
129
OUTDOOR PLAY AND LEARNING
146
CHILDREN AND MEDIA
166
HEALTH WELLBEING AND PROTECTION
181
RESEARCH REFLECTION
323
RESEARCHING YOUNG CHILDRENS WORLDS
325
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
346
REFERENCES
364
INDEX
410
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About the author (2014)

Tim Waller is Editor of this book, and Professor of Child and Family Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. The majority of the contributors are based at the University of Northampton, and this is very much a team book.

nbsp; Geraldine Davis is a Principal Lecturer and Director of the Doctorate in Education at Anglia Ruskin University.nbsp; She has worked in higher education for 14 years, following work as a teacher in schools, colleges and within the health sector.nbsp; She led the Masters degree in Early Years Professional Practice between 2010 and 2015.nbsp; Geraldine led a funded research project to explore the link between leadership in the early childhood workforce and outcomes for children from 2010 - 2013.nbsp; She co-edited the third edition of 'An Introduction to Early Childhood' with Professor Tim Waller in 2014 and wrote the chapter 'Leadership and Change Management in Early Childhood'.nbsp;

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