Early Childhood Education
Society and Culture
- Angela Anning - University of Leeds, UK
- Joy Cullen - Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
- Marilyn Fleer - Monash University, Australia
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.
'The authors who have contributed to this book bring a wealth of expertise and a wide range of research findings. This gives the reader the opportunity to link theory with practice in a helpful and illuminating way' - Early Years Update
Good layout, full of interesting information
An excellent book. All chapters are relevant and bring together contributions from respected authors in the field. I will use the case studies for evaluation of UK and Global contexts with students across the range of Early years and Childhood courses that I teach on. Challenges sociocultural and historical approaches to theories of learning.
A book that is well received by students. It covers topics such as quality and assessment in Early Years sector. Students found the book valuable when preparing their assessments.
Good to find a book at a graduate level. Each chapter delivers up to date research and thinking and is essential for the student who is broadening their knowledge beyond the scope of their own UK practice
Interesting, a good book to provide further supplementary information.
With contributions from well respected authors, this publication focuses on the sociocultural and historical approaches to theories of learning. Learning and pedagogy, the nature of knowledge, assessment and evaluation and quality in the Early Years are all examined within a balanced format. Discussion points and contextualised examples enhance the overall effect.
A wonderful book. This brings together multiple perspectives and provides insightful reading for second year students.
Every chapter will be relevant to students and practitioners working in early years. Found it difficult to put the book down - such an interesting read.
This is an excellent text which deals with critical issues in early childhood curricula and pedagogy (the nature of knowledge and learning) with clarity and incisiveness.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Developing a pedagogy of play