Early Childhood Products

  • Old and new generations in the 21st century

    Shifting landscapes of education

    Edited by Stefan Ramaekers

    The matter of simply living together, on both a global and a local scale, is complicated by the cultural, economic, religious, technological, and ecological challenges that we face in today’s world. An educational-philosophical take on these complexities translates into reflections on, and attempts…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Taking the First Steps Outside

    Under threes learning and developing in the natural environment

    By Helen Bilton, Gabriela Bento, Gisela Patricia Martins Dias

    Can one be too young to play outside? This unique and compelling book charts the experiences of a group of under three year olds as they explore their natural outdoor environment, followed by caring and attentive adults. It deconstructs the myths that underestimate under threes and celebrates the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27 
    Routledge

  • Apps, Technology and Younger Learners

    International evidence for teaching

    Edited by Natalia Kucirkova, Garry Falloon

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges, potential and theoretical possibilities of apps and considers the processes of change for education and home learning environments. Drawing together a diverse team of international contributors, it addresses the specific features, context…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge

  • Exploring the Contexts for Early Learning

    Challenging the school readiness agenda

    By Rory McDowall Clark

    The concept of ‘readiness for school’ is attractive to policy-makers, but many academics, researchers and practitioners argue that an early start to formal learning may be misguided. This book introduces readers to an increasing body of evidence which demonstrates that young children need…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03 
    Routledge
    TACTYC

  • Narrative Inquiry in Early Childhood and Elementary School

    Learning to Teach, Teaching Well

    By Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, Daniel R. Meier

    As top-down educational reform policies at local and national levels increasingly isolate teachers from their own professional and instructional agency, and stultify children’s passion for learning, new techniques are needed for understanding and transforming educational practices. Narrative…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education

    By Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Sylvia Kind, Laurie L. M. Kocher

    Encounters with Materials in Early Childhood Education rearticulates understandings of materials—blocks of clay, sheets of paper, brushes and paints—to formulate what happens when we think with materials and apply them to early childhood development and classrooms. The book develops ways of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13 
    Routledge

  • Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies

    Narratives of Hope, Power, and Vision

    Edited by Richard J Meyer, Kathryn F. Whitmore

    At a time when literacy has become more of a political issue than a research or pedagogical one, this volume refocuses attention on work with young children that places them at the center of their literacy worlds. Drawing on robust and growing knowledge which is often marginalized because of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12 
    Routledge

  • Early Years Pioneers in Context

    Their lives, lasting influence and impact on practice today

    By Pam Jarvis, Louise Swiniarski, Wendy Holland

    This accessible text provides an international study of critical educational leaders who established the foundation for Early Childhood Education across continents in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It places each pioneer within the time and culture in which they lived to help the reader…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Children as Consumers

    The changing status of childhood and young adulthood

    Edited by Cyndy Hawkins

    Children are significant consumers of services such as health, welfare, educational institutions and the environment. Alongside this, the marketization of childhood means that children are exposed to advertising and marketing through a wide range of media on a daily basis. Examining key debates on…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09 
    Routledge

  • Philosophy for Children

    Theories and praxis in teacher education

    Edited by Babs Anderson

    Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a movement that teaches reasoning and argumentative skills to children of all ages. This book looks at the progress that P4C has made in the UK in addressing issues of literacy, critical thinking, PSHE, education for sustainable development and wider issues such as…

    Paperback – 2016-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Enhancing Learning through Play

    A developmental perspective for early years settings, 3rd Edition

    By Christine Macintyre

    Written to explain why children need to play and offering practical guidance on how to best support children’s development through play, this fully updated third edition includes a wealth of new information to reflect recent changes in the curriculum and early years qualifications. Featuring new…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • iPads in the Early Years

    Developing literacy and creativity

    By Michael Dezuanni, Karen Dooley, Sandra Gattenhof, Linda Knight

    Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

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