An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the main theories and issues within early childhood studies. Staying true to its multi-disciplinary approach, this new edition examines the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood, making essential links between theory and practice to help you apply what you learn in real-life settings. Throughout, case studies, reflective questions, exercises and links to further reading help you explore key issues and test your learning, making it easier for you to get to grips with all aspects of your course. Other key content includes: " Perspectives on Childhood " The Developing Child " Policy and Provision for Young Children " Developing Effective Practice This is essential reading for all students involved in the study of childhood, particularly students in the fields of childhood studies; social work; social policy and education. It is also an invaluable resource for practitioners and policy makers working with children.
Introduction - Trisha Maynard and Sacha Powell PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDHOOD Childhood in Different Cultures - Joanne Westwood Childhood through the Ages - Yordanka Valkanova Sociology of Childhood - Nigel Thomas The Globalisation of Early Childhood Education and Care - Helen Penn Childhood in the Digital Age - Jackie Marsh PART TWO: THE DEVELOPING CHILD Thinking and Cognitive Development in Young Children - Ruth Ford Babies' and Young Children's Social and Emotional Development - Tricia David with Sacha Powell Language Development in the Young Child - Thea Cameron-Faulkner Play and Development in Early Childhood - Justine Howard Cultural-Historical Theories of Child Development - Marilyn Fleer PART THREE: POLICY AND PROVISION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Early Childhood Policy and Services - Sonia Jackson Children's Rights and the Law - Nigel Thomas Early Childhood Education (ECE) - Iram Siraj-Blatchford Child Welfare and Protection - Dendy Platt Children's Health and Wellbeing - Sally Robinson Inclusive Policy and Practice - Siobhan O'Connor PART FOUR: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PRACTICE Observing Children to Improve Practice - Helen Moylett Undertaking Research with Children - Alison Clark Is Working Together Working? - Angela Anning Effective Early Childhood Leadership - Carol Aubrey References Index
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