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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Early Childhood Studies

A Multidisciplinary Approach

ISBN 9781137274014
Publication Date April 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Set to be the new go-to text for Early Childhood Studies, this comprehensive book provides an essential introduction to the field. Written in a fresh and interesting style, the book covers topics such as early childhood in a global context; historical and contemporary theories of child development; sociologies and representations of childhood; early education, diversity and inclusion; and health and well-being. 

A section on working with children and adults in early years contexts gives an overview of the many and varied career opportunities in the sector. The final chapters provide a guide to observing children and conducting original research in childcare settings in preparation for an extended study or dissertation. Throughout the book, Jenny Willan makes vital links between theory and practice and helps prepare students for a career working with a diverse community of children, parents and professionals.

Each chapter features:

  •          Points for further critical reflection, to encourage deeper discussion and test your understanding
  •          Real-life examples and engaging case studies to help you apply theory to practice
  •          Set assignments, key topics for further discussion, and extensive signposting to further reading and resources.

This is a must-read text for students on degree courses in Early Childhood Studies or those specialising in education in Early Years settings, as well as professionals already working in the field.

Jenny Willan (née Gubb) has previously worked as a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Plymouth, UK, and as a researcher at the University of Cambridge and the National Foundation for Educational Research. She has co-edited two previous books on early childhood and contributed articles to various journals, and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Early Years Education. She has also authored several children’s stories.

PART I: UNDERSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES
What is Early Childhood Studies?
Contemporary Childhoods in a Global Society
Theories and Theorists in Early Childhood Studies
PART II: CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS
Physical Development
Intellectual Development
Emotional and Moral Development
Social and Linguistic Development
PART III: EARLY CHILDHOOD CONTEXTS
Families and Homes
Representations of Childhood
Early Education
PART IV: SOCIAL POLICY FOR THE EARLY YEARS
Health, Well Being and Welfare
Vulnerable Children and Inclusion
Children's Rights and the Law
PART V: WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Early Years Professionals
Working with Others
Taking the Lead in Early Years
PART VI: RESEARCH WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Observing Children
Reflective Practice
Doing your Research Report
PART VII: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Emerging Themes.

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