An ABC of Early Childhood Education: A guide to some of the key issues

1st Edition

Sandra Smidt

Routledge
Published September 25, 2014
Textbook - 176 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138019782 - CAT# Y165505

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Summary

This unique and engaging resource describes, critiques and analyses the significance of a wide range of contemporary and classic ideas about how young children learn. Organised in a handy A – Z format, best-selling author and early years expert Sandra Smidt:

  • Traces back each idea to the roots of how it was first conceived
  • Explores its implications for the early years classroom in accessible terms
  • Makes connections where relevant to other strands in the field of early childhood education
  • Provides examples from her extensive classroom experience and international literature
  • Draws on a range of ideas from both developing and developed countries giving the material a truly global focus
  • Uses a sociocultural view of learning to underpin the choice or analysis of each idea

Students on early years education courses at a range of levels will find this an essential and enlightening companion text, for use throughout their studies.

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