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Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

Second Edition


February 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

The book offers starting points which provide a clear focus, further reading and discussion of research on thirty-five key topics. It is a must-have for students studying courses in early childhood education and care.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown directs and teaches on Masters and Doctoral programs in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.


 
Assessment
 
Attachment
 
Babies' Learning and Development
 
Childminding and Home Childcare
 
Children's Centres
 
Citizenship
 
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
 
Digital Technologies
 
Early Intervention Studies
 
Early Literacy Development
 
Early Years Foundation Stage
 
Early Years Professional Status
 
Family Literacy
 
Gender
 
Heuristic Play with Objects
 
High Scope Pre-School Curriculum
 
Inclusion
 
Index for Inclusion
 
Key Person
 
Media and Popular Culture
 
Montessori Method
 
Neuroscience
 
Parental Involvement
 
Persona Dolls
 
Play
 
Quality
 
Reggio Emilia Approach
 
Schemas
 
Sexualities
 
Special Educational Needs
 
Steiner-Waldorf Approach
 
Sure Start
 
Te Whãriki
 
Treasure Basket
 
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Excellent resource for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a variety of areas within Early Years.
A wealth of practical advice as well as guidance in implementing new concepts.

Ms Lisa Oneill
Education , City College Norwich
June 13, 2013

An easy read for new students covering a range of concepts.

Miss KATY MEREDITH
AACATS, Ystrad Mynach College
May 23, 2013

An excellent overview. I would highly recommend this book to anyone entering into work with young children, suitable for both under and post- graduate.

Mrs Deirdre Hewitt
School of Education, Chester University
April 11, 2013

Cathy Nutbrown yet again does not fail to inform us and keep us up to date on key areas. This book will be recommended to my students when completing their research assignment and indeed may even give them some new ideas.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
March 25, 2013

The book presents a good starting point for students, particularly undergraduates as it introduces them to a number of concepts which they will encounter during their programme. It is clear, concise and gives students the opportunity to explore key themes and the latest developments in the field of early childhood. As a resource tool, the book may be useful to students who are engaged in the early stages of developing their ideas for a small-scale research project.

Miss Themesa Neckles
School of Education, Sheffield University
October 15, 2012

This book provides a useful outline of key concepts in early childhood education and care and will be very useful to students studying my second year module.

Dr Sally Hester
Social and Psychological Science, Edge Hill University
August 9, 2012

An excellent book which provides opportunities for students to reflect on their pedadogy and practice. I am going to use it in discussions with my students.

Mrs Amanda Thomas
Education, Glamorgan University
July 11, 2012

Pitched at the correct level to get the message across without being too theoretical.

Mrs Sharon Tonner
Primary Education, Dundee University
June 1, 2012

This book does what it says on the cover. A really comprehensive overview of current issues in the early years. A must have for reference for all students, to dip in and out.

Mrs Julie Brierley
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
May 17, 2012

I have adopted this text for my first year BA Child and Youth Studies module focusing on early childhood philosophy and practice. Offers students insight and good overview of key concepts.

Ms Alice Mongiello
Education , UHI Millennium Institute
April 26, 2012

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