The Routledge Reader in Early Childhood Education

The Routledge Reader in Early Childhood Education

This is not to present a homogenised view of early childhood provision and services across cultural contexts; rather the intention is to take a critical perspective on past, present and future directions, and to identify some of the ...

Author: Elizabeth Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000155020

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Early childhood education has always provoked passionate feelings amongst stakeholders at all levels, from practitioners working with children and families in pre-school and school settings, to advisers, managers, politicians, and academics The purpose of this reader is to examine change, transformation and continuity, and to present indicative scholarship in relation to five key themes: theoretical perspectives on learning curriculum and pedagogy play policy professionalism and research methods Within each theme, the readings have been chosen to exemplify national and international perspectives and trends. This is not to present a homogenised view of early childhood provision and services across cultural contexts; rather the intention is to take a critical perspective on past, present and future directions, and to identify some of the challenges, dilemmas and contradictions posed in research and scholarship.
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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Weinberger, J., Pickstone, C.and Hannon, P. (eds) (2005) Learning from Sure Start: Working with Young Children andtheir Families. ... Wood, E. (2008) The Routledge Reader in Early Childhood Education. London: Routledge.

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446297902

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This accessible introduction to the history of early childhood education emphasises the role of history and philosophy in early childhood practice today. Firmly grounded in current policy from across the UK, the text features a series of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify various philosophical positions in early childhood. This second edition has been fully updated and revised in line with recent policy changes, and contains new and updated biographies of key pioneers as well as three brand new conversations with historical figures. The book is useful for a range of students of Early Childhood Education or History of Education, from first year undergraduates to PhD students. It will also be incredibly valuable to Early Years trainee teachers, practitioners and policy makers.
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The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood

The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood

Writing captions as a means of blending text features and digital stories. The California Reader, 48(2): 29–35. Lynch, J., and Redpath, T. (2012). 'Smart' technologies in the early years literacy education: a metanarrative of ...

Author: Ola Erstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351398107

Category: Education

Page: 474

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As fast-evolving technologies transform everyday communication and literacy practices, many young children find themselves immersed in multiple digital media from birth. Such rapid technological change has consequences for the development of early literacy, and the ways in which parents and educators are able to equip today’s young citizens for a digital future. This seminal Handbook fulfils an urgent need to consider how digital technologies are impacting the lives and learning of young children; and how childhood experiences of using digital resources can serve as the foundation for present and future development. Considering children aged 0–8 years, chapters explore the diversity of young children’s literacy skills, practices and expertise across digital tools, technologies and media, in varied contexts, settings and countries. The Handbook explores six significant areas: Part I presents an overview of research into young children’s digital literacy practices, touching on a range of theoretical, methodological and ethical approaches. Part II considers young children’s reading, writing and meaning-making when using digital media at home and in the wider community. Part III offers an overview of key challenges for early childhood education presented by digital literacy, and discusses political positioning and curricula. Part IV focuses on the multimodal and multi-sensory textual landscape of contemporary literary practices, and how children learn to read and write with and across media. Part V considers how digital technologies both influence and are influenced by children’s online and offline social relationships. Part VI draws together themes from across the Handbook, to propose an agenda for future research into digital literacies in early childhood. A timely resource identifying and exploring pedagogies designed to bolster young children’s digital and multimodal literacy practices, this key text will be of interest to early childhood educators, researchers and policy-makers.
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The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood

Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 32 (4), 198–207. Baker, L., Mackler, K., Sonnenschein, S. and Serpell, R. (2001) 'Parents' interactions with their first-grade children during storybook reading and relations with subsequent ...

Author: Natalia Kucirkova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351389853

Category: Education

Page: 416

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The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood focuses specifically on the most cutting-edge, innovative and international approaches in the study of children’s use of and learning with digital technologies. This edited volume is a comprehensive survey of methods in children’s technologies and contains a rich repertoire of studies from diverse fields and research, including both educational and developmental psychology, post-humanist literacy, applied linguistics, language and phenomenology and narrative approaches. For ease of reference, the Handbook's 28 chapters are divided into four thematic sections: introduction and opening reflections; studies answering ontological questions, which theorize how children take on original identities in becoming literate with technologies; studies answering epistemological questions, which focus on how children’s knowledge and learning are (co)constructed with a diverse range of technologies; studies answering practice-related questions, which explore the resources and conditions that create the most powerful learning opportunities for children. Expertly edited, this interdisciplinary and international compendium is an ideal introduction to such a diverse, multi-faceted field.
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Children s Learning in Early Childhood

Children   s Learning in Early Childhood

Wood, D., Bruner, J.S. and Ross, G. (1976) 'The role of tutoring in problem solving', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17 (2): 81–100. Wood, E. (2008) The Routledge Reader in Early Childhood Education. London: Routledge.

Author: Sean MacBlain

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529758924

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Everything you need to know about Learning Theories in Early Childhood practice. This book explores the key theorists and theories that form the foundation of learning and development in early childhood. Building your own understanding and knowledge of children’s learning, it then helps you develop the skills of translating theory into practice. How does this book support you? · The structure of the book mirrors your student learning journey, to compliment your course and seminar reading. · Parts 1 and 2 help you develop your reflective and analytical skills through critical questions, photographs and discussion points. · Part 3 gives real life case studies to help you understand how the theories can be practically applied in settings to improve your own practice.
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Routledge Library Editions Education Mini Set C Early Childhood Education 5 vol set

Routledge Library Editions  Education Mini Set C  Early Childhood Education 5 vol set

Such research has tended to focus on the development of rational skills , largely ignoring metaphoric fluency ... As C. S. Lewis rather brusquely puts it : No book is worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally ( and often far ...

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136700361

Category: Education

Page: 1568

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Early Learning and Development

Early Learning and Development

ElMagico Numero Tres: Cuando los ninos aun no hablan (The Magical Number Three: When children do not yet speak). Barcelona: Paidos. ... The Routledge Reader in Early Childhood Education. New York: Routledge, pp. 136–59.

Author: Marilyn Fleer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107493414

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Early Learning and Development provides a unique synthesis of cultural-historical theory from Vygotsky, Elkonin and Leontiev in the twentieth century to the ground-breaking research of scholars such as Siraj-Blatchford, Kratsova and Hedegaard today. It demonstrates how development and learning are culturally embedded and institutionally defined, and it reflects specifically upon the implications for the early childhood profession. Divided into parts, with succinct chapters that build upon knowledge progressively, the everyday lives of children at home, in the community, at pre-school and at school are discussed in the context of child development and pedagogy. The book explicitly problematises the foundations of early childhood education, inviting postgraduates, researchers and academics to drill down into specific areas of international discourse, and extending upper-level undergraduates beyond the fundamental underpinnings of their learning. Ultimately Early Learning and Development offers new models of 'conceptual play' practice and theory within a globally resonant, cultural-historical framework.
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The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophies and Theories of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophies and Theories of Early Childhood Education and Care

Bloch, M., Swadener, B.B. and Cannella, G.S. (Eds) (2014) Reconceptualising Early Childhood Care and Education: A Reader. Oxford: Peter Lang. Burman, E. (1994) Deconstructing Developmental Psychology. London: Routledge.

Author: Tricia David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317392781

Category: Education

Page: 364

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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophies and Theories of Early Childhood Education and Care brings together leading writers in the field to provide a much-needed, authoritative guide to the major philosophies and theories which have shaped approaches to Early Childhood Education and Care. Providing a detailed overview of key concepts, debates and practical challenges, the handbook combines theoretical acumen with specific examples to show how philosophies and theories have evolved over the centuries and their impact on policy and society. It examines the ways in which societies define and make sense of childhood and the factors that influence the development of philosophies about young children and their learning. The collection offers an insight into the key theorists and considers how the economics and politics of their time and personal ideology influenced their ideas about childhood. It looks at curricula and provision which have proved inspirational and how these have impacted on policy and practice in different parts of the world. The handbook also explores alternative and perhaps less familiar philosophies and ideas about babies and young children, their place in society and the ways in which it might be appropriate to educate them Bringing together specially commissioned pieces by a range of international authors, this handbook will enable academics, research students, practitioners and policy-makers to reflect on their own understandings and approaches, as well as the assumptions made in their own and other societies.
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The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care

the classrooms of early childhood education and care, education itself can, if we so choose, either limit or broaden the ... Early Childhood Care and Education: Critical Questions, New Imaginaries and Social Activism: A Reader.

Author: Arniika Kuusisto

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000575378

Category: Education

Page: 564

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Understanding the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care is of critical importance for the development of cultural literacy and plays a key role in societal coherence and inclusion. This international handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the place of religion in the societal educational arenas of the very youngest children across the globe. Drawing together contributions from leading international experts across disciplinary backgrounds, it offers a critical view of how to approach the complexities around the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care. Through its four parts, the book examines the theoretical, methodological, policy and practice perspectives and explores the complex intersections of transmission of "cultural heritage" and "national values" with the diverse, changing societal contexts. Each chapter contributes to an increased understanding of how the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care can be understood across continents, countries and educational systems. The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care is an essential resource for academics, researchers, students and practitioners working in Early Childhood Education, Sociology of Childhood, Religious Education and other related fields
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Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

ANNOTATED FURTHER READING Moyles, J. Payler, J. and Georgeson, J. (2012) Early Years Foundations: An Invitation to ... (2008) Inside Role-play in Early Childhood Education: Researching Children's Perspectives, London: Routledge.

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800118

Category: Education

Page: 652

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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.
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