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Storytelling In Early Childhood

Author : Teresa Cremin
ISBN : 9781317394136
Genre : Education
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Storytelling in Early Childhood is a captivating book which explores the multiple dimensions of storytelling and story acting and shows how they enrich language and literacy learning in the early years. Foregrounding the power of children’s own stories in the early and primary years, it provides evidence that storytelling and story acting, a pedagogic approach first developed by Vivian Gussin Paley, affords rich opportunities to foster learning within a play-based and language-rich curriculum. The book explores a number of themes and topics, including: the role of imaginary play and its dynamic relationship to narrative; how socially situated symbolic actions enrich the emotional, cognitive and social development of children; how the interrelated practices of storytelling and dramatisation enhance language and literacy learning, and contribute to an inclusive classroom culture; the challenges practitioners face in aligning their understanding of child literacy and learning with a narrow, mandated curriculum which focuses on measurable outcomes. Driven by an international approach and based on new empirical studies, this volume further advances the field, offering new theoretical and practical analyses of storytelling and story acting from complementary disciplinary perspectives. This book is a potent and engaging read for anyone intrigued by Paley’s storytelling and story acting curriculum, as well as those practitioners and students with a vested interest in early years literacy and language learning. With contributions from Vivian Gussin Paley, Patricia ‘Patsy‘ Cooper, Dorothy Faulkner, Natalia Kucirkova, Gillian Dowley McNamee and Ageliki Nicolopoulou.
Category: Education

Anti Bias Education For Young Children And Ourselves

Author : Julie Olsen Edwards
ISBN : PSU:000067811267
Genre : Multicultural education
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Provides practical guidance to confront and eliminate barriers of prejudice, misinformation and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity thus helping staff and children respect each other, themselves and all people.
Category: Multicultural education

Pathways To Professionalism In Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : Michel Vandenbroeck
ISBN : 9781317420408
Genre : Education
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Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is concerned with a growing interest from policy and research in the professionalisation of the early childhood workforce. Illustrated by in-depth case studies of innovative and sustainable pathways to professionalisation, it recognises the importance of a systemic approach to professionalisation across all levels of the early childhood. The authors of this wide-ranging book share insights of professionalism from various European countries and suggest that professionalism in early childhood unfolds best in a ‘competent system’. This book considers a broad range of international issues including Continuous professional support and quality Early Childhood education and care staff with different qualifications in professional development processes. How personal attitudes and competence of educators are related to the wider system of competent teams, leadership, collaboration across services and competent governance From research to policy: the case of early childhood and care Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is a crucial and fascinating read for professionals working in the sector and contributes to broadening views on what professionalism in early childhood can mean within a ‘competent system’.
Category: Education

The Routledge International Handbook Of Early Childhood Play

Author : Tina Bruce
ISBN : 9781317563549
Genre : Education
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Historical changes in play are taking place in childhood all over the world, with the digitalisation of children’s lives. Researchers are worried about the disappearance of advanced forms of play and the prioritization of time spent with loving adults, supporting play with babies and toddlers. At the same time, our understanding about the crucial importance of individual development is becoming clearer. The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play explores these issues and more. It proposes the importance of adult participation in play, as adult guidance brings the possibility of moral, cultural and symbolic elements to children’s play, and enhances the educational opportunities in adult-child joint play. The book also examines the aesthetic dimension of play and its role in the development of imagination and creativity. With contributors from many parts of the world, this unique handbook brings together the latest research and highlights practice which focuses on play. This is an essential and engaging read for all students, academics, teachers and practitioners with an interest in play.
Category: Education

Constructions Of Neuroscience In Early Childhood Education

Author : Michel Vandenbroeck
ISBN : 9781315445106
Genre : Education
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This book explores and critiques topical debates in educational sciences, philosophy, social work and cognitive neuroscience. It examines constructions of children, parents and the welfare state in relation to neurosciences and its vocabulary of brain architecture, critical periods and toxic stress. The authors provide insight into the historical roots of the relationship between early childhood education policy and practice and sciences. The book argues that the neurophilia in the early childhood education field is not a coincidence, but relates to larger societal changes that value economic arguments over ethical, social and eminently pedagogical concerns. It affects the image of the child, the parent and the very meaning of education in general. Constructions of Neuroscience in Early Childhood Education discusses what neuroscience has to offer, what its limitations are, and how to gain a more nuanced view on its benefits and challenges. The debates in this book will support early childhood researchers, students and practitioners in the field to make their own judgements about new evolutions in the scientific discourse.
Category: Education

The Developmental Science Of Early Childhood Clinical Applications Of Infant Mental Health Concepts From Infancy Through Adolescence

Author : Claudia M. Gold
ISBN : 9780393709636
Genre : Psychology
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A practical distillation of cutting-edge developmental research for mental health professionals. The field commonly known as "infant mental health" integrates current research from developmental psychology, genetics, and neuroscience to form a model of prevention, intervention, and treatment well beyond infancy. This book presents the core concepts of this vibrant field and applies them to common childhood problems, from attention deficits to anxiety and sleep disorders. Readers will find a friendly guide that distills this developmental science into key ideas and clinical scenarios that practitioners can make sense of and use in their day-to-day work. Part I offers an overview of the major areas of research and theory, providing a pragmatic knowledge base to comfortably integrate the principles of this expansive field in clinical practice. It reviews the newest science, exploring the way relationships change the brain, breakthrough attachment theory, epigenetics, the polyvagal theory of emotional development, the role of stress response systems, and many other illuminating concepts. Part II then guides the reader through the remarkable applications of these concepts in clinical work. Chapters address how to take a textured early developmental history, navigate the complexity of postpartum depression, address the impact of trauma and loss on children's emotional and behavioral problems, treat sleep problems through an infant mental health lens, and synthesize tools from the science of the developing mind in the treatment of specific problems of regulation of emotion, behavior, and attention. Fundamental knowledge of the science of early brain development is deeply relevant to mental health care throughout a client's lifespan. In an era when new research is illuminating so much, mental health practitioners have much to gain by learning this leading-edge discipline's essential applications. This book makes those applications, and their robust benefits in work with clients, readily available to any professional.
Category: Psychology

Music Therapy And Early Childhood

Author : Elizabeth Schwartz
ISBN : 1891278533
Genre : Psychology
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A comprehensive guide to music therapy with young children, providing a detailed examination of development from birth to age five, with theoretical perspectives and extensive scales of developmental milestones. Information is compiled in nine different chronological periods, including benchmarks for physical, sensory, motor, cognitive, emotional/social, and language development. The book then synthesizes current research on musical development in young children and provides lists of musical behaviors as well as a presentation of the theories of musical development proposed by Briggs/Bruscia and Edwin Gordon.
Category: Psychology

Everyday Sel In Early Childhood

Author : Carla Tantillo Philibert
ISBN : 9781315461038
Genre : Education
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With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include: • Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior • Introducing your students to the concept of mindfulness and how it fits within the SEL framework • Crafting an emotionally, physically, and mentally safe classroom climate and culture • Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills • Providing your students the safe space to test their SEL skills through experiential learning, team work, and class discussions • Honing your own SEL competency through professional development so both you and your students can get the most out of your school’s SEL experience This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.
Category: Education

An Introduction To Early Childhood

Author : Tim Waller
ISBN : 9781473905115
Genre : Education
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Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of early childhood. To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters including The History of Childhood, Play and Creativity, Children and the Media, Leadership and Management, and Reflective Practice. This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including: · Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time · More case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice · Research in context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years · Reflective questions encourage you to think like a reflective practitioner · Chapter summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter · Further reading and recommended websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study. Visit the companion website to access a wealth of additional online resources including: · Podcasts from chapter authors provide deeper insight into key topics · Employability podcasts provide hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job · Child observation videos give you a peek into a real early years setting and insight into child behaviour · Free SAGE journal articles deepen your understanding on core topics · Web links direct you to useful websites to further your study and support you in practice.
Category: Education

Early Childhood Professionals

Author : Marjory Ebbeck
ISBN : 0864331703
Genre : Education
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Clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. The text explores leadership concepts in an integrated manner. Authors are from the University of South Australia, & the University of Melbourne.
Category: Education