Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care / Edition 2

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Overview

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care, Cathy Nutbrown's second edition, explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

New entries include:

  • Attachment
  • Babies' learning and development
  • Children's Centers
  • Citizenship
  • Digital Technologies
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • Neuroscience
  • Sexualities

The rest of the book has also been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes coverage of heuristic play, Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849204019
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, where she teaches and researches in the field of early childhood education.

Cathy began her career as a teacher of young children and has since worked in a range of settings and roles with children, parents, teachers, and other early childhood educators. Cathy is committed to finding ways of working ‘with respect’ with young children, and sees the concept of quality in the context of what it means to develop curriculum and pedagogy in the early years with the ambition of working in a climate of ‘respectful education’.

She established the University of Sheffield MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998 and a Doctoral Programme in Early Childhood Education in 2008. In 2010 she contributed to the Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation In June 2012 she reported on her year-long independent review for government on early years and childcare qualifications (The Nutbrown Review). She is Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE Journal of Early Childhood Research and author of over fifty publications on aspects of early childhood education.

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Table of Contents

Birth to three 7
Brain studies and neuroscience 12
Child minding and home care 17
Developmentally appropriate practice 23
Early intervention studies 27
Early literacy development 32
Family literacy 40
Foundation stage 44
Gender 51
High scope preschool curriculum 56
Heuristic play with objects 60
Inclusive education 64
Index for inclusion 71
Information and communication technology 75
Key person 80
Media and popular culture 84
Montessori method 89
Parental involvement 93
Persona dolls 101
Play 106
Quality 110
Reggio Emilia approach 119
Schemas 124
Special educational needs 129
Steiner-Waldorf kindergarten 136
Sure start 140
Te Whariki 146
Treasure baskets 150
UN convention on the rights of the child 155
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