Early Years Education: Policy and practice in early education and care, Volume 3

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Rod Parker-Rees, Jenny Willan
Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Early childhood education - 468 pages
This collection of papers provides a useful resource for scholars who need to ground their own study in a wider historical and global discourses concerning the education of children under eight.
 

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Contents

Policy lessons from the thematic review
25
Questions to guide the preparation of
43
a perspective
82
to an ideal early preschool system
130
PART 2
137
Working together for children in early childhood education
153
Working as a team
179
Understanding context understanding practice
260
Review of the literature on effective pedagogy
283
Early years practitioners understanding of pedagogical
306
Pathways to effective teaching
323
Patterns of resistance and support among playbased
347
their emergent issues
363
on dealing
396
safety pleasure and early
419
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Rod Parker-Rees is the co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies and joint programme director for the BA (Hons) ECS at the University of Plymouth, where he also helped to develop the Early Childhood Studies Specialist pathway on the Bed and the BA (Hons) degree in ECS. Before he taught three to five year-old children in Bristol and conducted research with the National Primary Centre (South West). His research interests centre on playfulness, early communication and the role of young children as active social agents.

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