This fully revised and up-to-date edition examines sociocultural and historical approaches to current theories of learning in early childhood education. It sets out research-based evidence linking theory and practice in early childhood settings.
Written by leading figures in the field, the book extends a strong and traditional theme—the importance of the child's perspective and respect for each child's individual background.
Within the context of early years settings, the book is structured around four overall themes:
- The dynamics of learning and teaching
- The nature of knowledge
- Evaluation and quality
This book is essential reading for undergraduate and advanced courses in early childhood studies.