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  • Education, Childhood and Anarchism

    Talking Colin Ward

    Edited by Catherine Burke, Ken Jones

    As one of Britain's most original thinkers and writers Colin Ward wrote extensively about positive and practical examples from the past and present of the anarchist spirit or the 'social principle' in everyday life. This volume is the first scholarly work dedicated to examining the significance of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-26 

  • Child Cultures, Schooling, and Literacy

    Global Perspectives on Composing Unique Lives

    Edited by Anne Haas Dyson

    Through analysis of case studies of young children (ages 3 to 8 years), situated in different geographic, cultural, linguistic, political, and socioeconomic sites on six continents, this book examines the interplay of childhoods, schooling, and, literacies. Written language is situated within…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24 

  • Disabled Childhoods

    Monitoring Differences and Emerging Identities

    By Janice McLaughlin, Edmund Coleman-Fountain, Emma Clavering

    A crucial contemporary dynamic around children and young people in the Global North is the multiple ways that have emerged to monitor their development, behaviour and character. In particular disabled children or children with unusual developmental patterns can find themselves surrounded by…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

    An essential guide for the foundation degree and levels 4 and 5

    Edited by Lyn Trodd

    The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29 

  • Examining Levels of Involvement in the Early Years

    Engaging with children’s possibilities

    Edited by Annie Woods

    Examining Levels of Involvement in the Early Years studies the theory and rationale behind using young children’s levels of involvement as a tool for enhancing their experiential learning in diverse settings by exploring values, beliefs, ideology, resourcefulness and environmental contexts.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29 

  • Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research

    Imagining New Possibilities

    Edited by Will Parnell, Jeanne Marie Iorio

    Recent and increasing efforts to standardize young children’s academic performance have shifted the emphases of education toward normative practices and away from qualitative, substantive intentions. Connection to human experience, compassion for societal ailments, and the joys of learning are…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Changing Images of Early Childhood

  • Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Practice

    3rd Edition

    By Janni Nicol

    Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains…

    Paperback – 2016-01-27 
    Bringing ... to your Early Years Practice

  • The Sesame Effect

    The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the World

    Edited by Charlotte F. Cole, June H. Lee

    The Sesame Effect details the wide-ranging work of Sesame Workshop and its productions across the world. With an emphasis on impact and evidence from research on projects in low and middle income countries, the book tells the stories behind the development of an international family of Muppets…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26 

  • Play and Wellbeing

    Edited by Cindy Clark

    In an era of increasingly patient-centered healthcare, understanding how health and illness play out in social context is vital. This volume opens a unique window on the role of play in health and wellbeing in widely varied contexts, from the work of Patch Adams as a hospital clown, to an…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11 

  • The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture

    Theorizing Books for Beginning Readers

    Edited by Jennifer Miskec, Annette Wannamaker

    This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Immersion Education in the Early Years

    Edited by Tina Hickey, Anne-Marie de Mejía

    Worldwide, more parents are opting for immersion pre-schooling for their children in order to benefit from its linguistic, educational, and cultural benefits. This immersion can be either bilingual or monolingual, aimed at early second language learning, or at language maintenance – offering…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 

  • Language, Learning, and Culture in Early Childhood

    Home, School, and Community Contexts

    Edited by Ann Anderson, Jim Anderson, Jan Hare, Marianne McTavish

    Complex factors affect young children and their families in today’s increasingly diverse world characterized by globalization, the transnational movement of people, and neo-liberal government policies in western and industrialized countries. This book focuses on three of these factors—culture,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16 

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