Early Childhood Studies
- Rod Parker-Rees - University of Plymouth, UK
- Caroline Leeson - York St John University, UK
Early Childhood Education | Early Childhood Studies | Primary Education (General)
What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures?
How do children grow and develop?
What space do we make for children in our society?
How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children?
Can children’s play be planned by adults?
Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions.
This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.
Great layout. Well written. Covered lots of helpful topic in depth and highly relevant way.
A solid text for all students on undergraduate programmes. Supports understanding of the holistic nature of child learning and development.
Good pertinent updated version of an old classic.
This book has some interesting chapters which students may find useful when discussing specific issues. The text as a whole highlights the complexity of childhood, and the implications this can have for both the parents and the practitioner.
A useful introduction to the study of early childhood. The book makes clear links between observation and reflective practice which will help students to develop their confidence as professional practitioners. The chapter about research, policy and practice is particularly interesting and will encourage students to engage with policy makers through their own research.
A good introduction to the field of study for Early Years
Useful introductory text across a number of modules - esp Chapters 11, 15 & 16
This text book is a valuable resource for students who are studying for an early years profession.
Really gives insight into child development an essential for all who hope to start a career in childcare
Covers basic topics well
This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, play and adults' concepts of childhood.