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.
This book also comes with a new companion website. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/walleranddavis3e to access a wealth of additional resources including:
Child Observation Videos give students a peek into a real Early Years settings and insight into child behaviour. These track particular children at different stages in their development, showing videos of the children 12 months apart in order to observe their development. Great basis for seminar discussions and student assignments.
Employability podcasts providing hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job
Podcasts from chapter authors providing deeper insight into key topics
Free SAGE Journal Articles to deepen students' understanding on core topics
Web links directing to useful websites for further study and support in practice.
Tim Waller is Editor of this book, and Professor of Child and Family Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. The majority of the contributors are based at the University of Northampton, and this is very much a team book. Geraldine Davis is a Principal Lecturer and Director of the Doctorate in Education at Anglia Ruskin University. She has worked in higher education for 14 years, following work as a teacher in schools, colleges and within the health sector. She led the Masters degree in Early Years Professional Practice between 2010 and 2015. Geraldine led a funded research project to explore the link between leadership in the early childhood workforce and outcomes for children from 2010 - 2013. She co-edited the third edition of 'An Introduction to Early Childhood' with Professor Tim Waller in 2014 and wrote the chapter 'Leadership and Change Management in Early Childhood'.
PART ONE: HISTORY AND THEORIES OF CHILDHOOD A History of Childhood: Adult Constructs and Children's Agency - Michael Wyness Modern Childhoods: Contemporary Theories and Children's Lives - Tim Waller International Perspectives - Libby Lee-Hammond with Tim Waller PART TWO: INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY Children's Rights to Participation - Gill Handley Understanding Diversity - Prospera Tedam Inclusive Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Christine Hickman and Kyffin Jones PART THREE: LEARNING AND PLAY Play and Creativity - Paulette Luff Outdoor Play and Learning - Helen Tovey and Tim Waller Children and Media - Jane O'Connor PART FOUR: HEALTH, WELLBEING AND PROTECTION Child Health - Sharon Smith and Tania Hart Wellbeing - Jane Waters Protecting and Safeguarding Children - Celia Doyle Working with Families - Eunice Lumsden and Celia Doyle PART FIVE: PROFESSIONAL WORKING Professional Work in Early Childhood - Denise Hevey Joined-up Thinking in Practice: An Exploration of Professional Collaboration - Eunice Lumsden Leadership and Change Management in Early Childhood - Geraldine Davis PART SIX: RESEARCH AND REFLECTION Researching Young Children's Worlds - Jane Murray Reflective Practice - Caroline Jones