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Early Childhood Theories Today

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August 2022 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
If you work in the early years, you have probably heard of Montessori and Bronfenbrenner - but have you heard of Bavolek or Fisher? Contemporary theorists and theories of early childhood learning have much to teach us. It is often forgotten that this learning is still evolving and that new voices are joining the discussion every year.

This book introduces early years practitioners to some contemporary theorists and explores their work alongside more well-known thinkers. It demonstrates how these theories relate to everyday practice in the early years and that discussion of them can support ongoing professional learning.

Aaron Bradbury
Stephen Bavolek
Tamsin Grimmer
Urie Bronfenbrenner
Kate Irvine
Pierre Bourdieu
Meredith Rose
Friedrich Froebel
Ruth Swailes
Julie Fisher
Valerie Daniel
Loris Malaguzzi
Sue Allingham
Maria Montessori
Philippa Thompson
Tina Bruce
Aaron Bradbury
Valerie Daniel
Pam Jarvis
Margaret McMillan and Grace Owen

Clear essential reading for level 4, 5 and 6 students allows them to analyse information to start putting a critique to their work

Mrs karen Cooke
Sport and Public Services, The Manchester College
August 31, 2022

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