An Introduction to Early Childhood (3rd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Early Childhood (3rd Revised edition)

By: Tim Waller (editor), Geraldine Davis (editor)Paperback

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Visit the companion website at to view Observation Videos, listen to Podcasts and more! Put together by an outstanding writing team including many authors from the University of Northampton, is a popular text that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, and provides 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, on the history of childhood, communication, language and literacy, play and creativity, children and the media and reflective practice. Also inside you'll find: * New case studies with reflective questions to prepare you for life in an early years setting * New Research in Context boxes which look at recent research and its relevance to practice Free online resources The new edition also comes with a wealth of online material to support your studies, including: *Observational Videos to help you link theory to practice by viewing real children in various settings *Author Podcasts to give you an insight into key issues in each chapter *Student Testimonial Videos that share real student experiences *SAGE Journal Articles ideal for a literature review or when you want to delve deeper into a topic *Handy Web Links to key information on core topics and current policy. Access the resources free via the companion website at Tim Waller is Professor of Child and Family Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. Geraldine Davis is Principal Lecturer in Education at Anglia Ruskin University. Praise for previous editions: 'Provides a clear key grounding for Early Childhood students and supports further reading' - Judi Williamson, Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University 'This is a stimulating, well-structured book with excellent references to further relevant research. I am confident students will find this a meaningful key text in their study of early childhood, early years leadership and every aspect of early years education and practice' - Denise Corfield, Edge Hill University 'Excellent book, that gives a wide range of contemporary issues relating to ECE. Useful reflection points for discussion in class' -Jackie Musgrave, Early Years Department, Solihull College

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781446254851
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781446254851
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1446254852
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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