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2nd Edition

Understanding the HighScope Approach
Early Years Education in Practice

ISBN 9780815377610
Published October 25, 2018 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

Understanding the HighScope Approach is a much-needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of this innovative education programme. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of the HighScope approach to early childhood and its relationship to high-quality early years practice.

This second edition contains all the original content, which covers all areas of the curriculum including learning environment, plan-do-review, adult-child interaction and assessment, but has been updated to be fully in line with the latest changes to research, policy and practice. New topics and features include:

■ outdoor play and learning

■ using the HighScope approach with children with special needs and who speak English as an additional language

■ managing the approach with bigger class sizes

■■the implementation of technology with children in HighScope settings

■ a selection of new photographs

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

Table of Contents


1 History and research

2 An overview of HighScope

3 Active Learning

4 The learning environment

5 The daily routine

6 Adult-child interaction

7 Assessment and teamwork

8 The future


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Monica Wiltshire has worked in the field of early years since the 1970s. Positions she has held include Head of a Children’s Centre, Inspector for Children’s Services, Consultant Trainer for HighScope UK and an independent trainer and consultant for early years practitioners in the United Kingdom and Sweden. She is now retired and enjoys active learning adventures and experiences with her grandson, Alistair.