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Early Childhood Grows Up

Author : Linda Miller
ISBN : 9400727186
Genre : Education
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Once the Cinderella of the education system, early years education has evolved into a much more substantially funded sector with staff experiencing greater opportunities for higher-level training and education as well as increasing demands. This book reflects practitioner debates about fundamental questions such as whether or not their field of work is a profession at all. Two key arguments are presented. The first is that early years education has matured to the point that pedagogical and regulatory frameworks have been introduced and linked to a terminology of professionalism. This has opened up a space for early years practitioners – as insiders of this historically undervalued sector – to question the nature of their practice. The questioning leads to the second argument: the need for a new future for early years education marked by a ‘critical ecology’ of the profession. This is a future in which educators maintain an attitude of critical enquiry in all aspects of their role, assessing the genuine needs of the sector, factoring in the different political and cultural milieux that influence it, and acting to transform it. In exploring the issues, this book begins by recording in detail the daily work of early years educators from six countries: Australia, England, Finland, Germany, New Zealand and Sweden. These case studies explore what it means to act professionally in a particular context; perceptions of what being a ‘professional’ in early childhood education means (including practitioners’ self perceptions and external perspectives); and common features of practice in each context. It moves on to analyse the wider socio-political forces that affect this day-to-day practice and recommends that practitioners act as transformative agents informed by the political and social realities of their time.
Category: Education

Children S Grows Up

Author : Mary McGarey
ISBN : 096319710X
Genre : Children
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Category: Children

Contemporary Issues And Challenge In Early Childhood Education In The Asia Pacific Region

Author : Minyi Li
ISBN : 9789811022074
Genre : Education
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This book investigates the unique and dynamic approaches to key issues of changing images of child and childhood, by different countries in the Asia-Pacific. Key concepts considered are re-conceptualizing early childhood education and care, re-eaxming early learning standards and redefining professionalism. The Asia Pacific region includes countries belonging to both the Majority and Minority worlds and which vary widely in terms of their cultural geography, social-cultural beliefs, and levels of development, demographic profiles, political systems and government commitments to early childhood services. An international team of experienced researchers from different countries guarantees diverse perspectives. By examining different countries’ policy choices and evidence-based practices, the authors show how best to provide for young children based on their countries’ strategies.
Category: Education

Professional Knowledge Skills In The Early Years

Author : Verity Campbell-Barr
ISBN : 9781526481214
Genre : Education
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Debates frequently focus on the role of training as an indicator of quality, but far less attention is given to understanding how to work effectively with young children, and how the knowledge to do this is built. This book examines the development and sources of this 'know-how' - from the knowledge the early years workforce already have to the knowledge they will develop in their practical and theoretical training. This also includes the knowledge that cannot be described but is nonetheless important in guiding the daily work of the early years sector. Both theoretical and practical knowledge are brought together while encouraging critical consideration of alternative forms of knowledge such as attitudes and beliefs. Providing international examples and theoretical discussions on the challenges and rewards of working in the early years, this book seeks to identify, recognise and celebrate how those who work in early years education deliver best practice when working with young children. This book is not available as a print inspection copy. To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative.
Category: Education

Pathways To Professionalism In Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : Michel Vandenbroeck
ISBN : 9781317420415
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

Policification Of Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : Susanne Garvis
ISBN : 9781351397858
Genre : Education
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The third volume in the Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries focuses on research highlights and policy aspects of early childhood education and care from 22 different countries around the world. This volume provides a platform for authors to discuss and debate the implications of research findings on current practices that reflect policies of each country. The research presented spans from challenges in teacher training to case studies of family practices around early child development to problematise the key components of teacher education and family practices that impact young children’s education and care. By problematising the key issues, chapter authors discuss the shifting paradigm of early childhood education and the importance of future research in informing these changes. Offering key policy and practice insights across 19 different countries, this book is a must-read for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood within an international perspective.
Category: Education

Kids Tv Grows Up

Author : Jo Holz
ISBN : 9781476630601
Genre : Performing Arts
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 In the early days of television, suburban families welcomed TV into their homes as an electronic babysitter that would also teach their children about the world. Children’s programming soon came to play a key role in the development of mass culture, promoting the shared interests, norms and vocabulary through which children interact with peers and define themselves as a cohort. This social history examines the forces driving the development of children’s television in the U.S., from its inception to the present. Analyses of iconic programs reveal how they influenced our concept of childhood.
Category: Performing Arts

Landscapes In Early Childhood Education

Author : Jacqueline Hayden
ISBN : UOM:39015050144487
Genre : Education
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Landscapes in Early Childhood Education provides an analytical framework for addressing current (global) issues within the field of early childhood education. Early childhood specialists from several nations show how they have applied this framework in their analyses of specific case studies. The case studies illuminate supports and constraints to the field and provide recommendations for improved practice. The case studies address areas or «landscapes»: the global landscape - issues of global significance to the field of early childhood education; the political landscape - issues that show the relationship between politics and the field of early childhood education; the landscape of policy and practice - issues regarding micro policies and classroom practices; the professional landscape - issues relating to the development and practices of early childhood professionals; and the curricular landscape - issues relating to curriculum in early childhood settings.
Category: Education

Growing Up With Children

Author : Maria W. Piers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041821104
Genre : Child rearing
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Category: Child rearing

Growing Up In Two Worlds

Author : Bruce T. Grindal
ISBN : UOM:39015002807108
Genre : Sisala (African people)
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Category: Sisala (African people)

Family Friendly Communication For Early Childhood Programs

Author : Deborah Diffily
ISBN : UVA:X004267383
Genre : Communication in education
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This volume contains 93 reproducible articles on a variety of topics for early childhood education teachers to use in newsletters or handouts for maintaining regular, informative communication with families. Additional references, suggestions for adapting the article, and other ways of reinforcing the article's content are included for each article. The editors emphasize the importance of communicating effectively to the parents of children in one's care and to involve them as full partners in your child care and/or education program.
Category: Communication in education

Vital Play In Early Childhood

Author : Gwen Somerset
ISBN : CORNELL:31924063127611
Genre : Education, Preschool
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Category: Education, Preschool

Researching Early Childhood Education

Author : Tricia David
ISBN : UOM:39015041781504
Genre : Education
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The book highlights the main research agendas of these countries, and includes a special chapter discussing the strengths and weaknesses of comparative research, and proposing a way forward for the field.
Category: Education

Books For Early Childhood

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ISBN : UOM:39015011457424
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume offers a guide to books published between 1980 and 1985 that preschool children enjoy and that at the same time address the needs and problems they encounter in their daily lives.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Early Childhood

Author : Catherine Landreth
ISBN : UOM:49015000641374
Genre : Child development
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Category: Child development