1st Edition

Exploring Early Years Education and Care

By Linda Miller, Rose Drury, Robin Campbell Copyright 2002
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    150 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This textbook has been developed and written in response to the huge changes in the Early Years sector. It will encourage students to go beyond the basics, to explore and research issues in more depth, and to take a critical and reflective approach to their practice.

    The book takes full account of the curriculum framework and the Foundation Stage for early years; it also acknowledges the National Literacy Strategy and the National Numeracy Strategy. Exploring Issues in Early Years Education and Care enables readers to go beyond a basic, introductory level and introduces the key issues in early childhood education and care such as researching young children; the place of work in early childhood; reducing inequalities in child health; and comparative perspectives in early childhood literacy.

    Although rooted firmly in practice and with a UK focus, the text introduces controversial issues and takes a look beyond the UK.

    This book comes from the team that wrote the best-selling Looking at Early Years Education and Care. The contributors' wide range of backgrounds in early years health and education ensures that the text will meet the needs of students and tutors on many different early years and early primary courses, as well as reflective practitioners working in a range of Early Years settings.

    Foreword. Notes on the contributors. Acknowledgements. Part I: Exploring curriculum issues. 1. Exploring issues in early years education and care. 2. Literacy in early childhood settings in two countries: a comparison of policy into practice issues. 3. Exploring key literacy learning: own name and alphabet. 4. The essence of history in early years. 5. Drawing as language in the early years. 6. Developing thinking skills through scientific and mathematical experiences in the early years. 7. Researching young children. Part II: Exploring issues of inclusion. 8. Who's listening? Who's teaching? Good circumstances for the language development of young bilinguals in early years settings. 9. Parent partnership and inclusion in the early years. 10. Including a deaf child in an early years context: issues for practitioners. 11. Health inequalities in early childhood. 12. Work, play and learning in the lives of young children. References. Index.


    Linda Miller, Rose Drury, Robin Campbell