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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies
     

An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

by Trisha Maynard (Editor), Nigel Thomas (Editor)
 

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The second edition of this best–selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the main theories and issues within the field of early childhood studies. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and pulls together all the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood, and

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The second edition of this best–selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the main theories and issues within the field of early childhood studies. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and pulls together all the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood, and successfully demonstrates how these can be translated into real-life practice.

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'The text has a comfortable style and delivers a rich array of insightful discussion, interesting theory and material that is both relevant to the undergraduate student and, in parts, the practising educational psychologist' - Debate

'I read the manuscript of this book at the preparation stage and was impressed with it. I feel now as I did on first reading, that this text should be recommended reading for early childhood studies students at the start of their course'- International Journal of Research and Method in Education

'This multi-professional book is just what is needed for students and practitioners, as it raises important issues and challenges, and invites dialogue and reflection in a reader friendly way' - Tina Bruce, Freelance Consultant

'The text is timely in the context of the increasing call for interdisciplinary working… it reflects changing theories, discourses and practices and I shall certainly recommend it as an excellent introductory undergraduate students' textbook' - Carol Aubrey, Professor of Early Childhood Studies, University of Warwick

Dr Ioanna Palaiologou
This new edition of the book reflects on contemporary issues in the field of early childhood studies and engages students in concepts that relate to young children. In offering theoretical perspectives of early childhood the book also draws students into critical reflection on practice. This should be a key text for all studying and teaching in the field of early years.
Stephanie Hayes
An excellent text for introducing the early years to specialists and non-specialists. It offers the student a rounded view of early years in the context of political agendas, while still maintaining the child at the centre of provision and understanding.
Jan Marks
Fully up to date with an accessible layout and style and a balance between current research, theory and practice, this new edition will prove to be a valuable resource for all students and practitioners interested in early childhood.
Nursery World
With its interlinked themes and different theoretical perspectives, this book will be of interest to both students and practitioners, prompting new thoughts on how practice can be improved and developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847871688
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/03/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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