The Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum
How the Tale Unfolds
By (author) Peter Baldock
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Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum by Peter Baldock
Book DescriptionNarrative in the Early Years Curriculum offers a timely new perspective on the place of narrative in the early years curriculum. Applying the results of up-to-date psychological research to day-to-day practice in pre-schools, day nurseries, schools and out of school play care settings, the author help readers to understand just what it is that makes so many story books produced for pre-school children in recent years a success and what deeper purposes they serve. Offering helpful advice on what works, the book shows how good practice based on practical experience is underpinned and clarified by research findings. Furthermore, it illustrates that an understanding of the development of narrative competence can challenge current ideas on various areas of early years practice, including child protection, health and safety and the consultation of children.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415384612
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Baldock
Developing Early Childhood Services, Paperback (January 2011)
Offers an historical account of the development of early years services in the United Kingdom (with consideration of developments in Wales, Scotland Northern Ireland, and England). This title gives a brief account of developments from the 16th century to the Second World War and of developments in the period of Conservative Government (1979-1997).
Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Early Years, Paperback (March 2010)
By considering current debates around the alleged failure of multiculturalism this book invites early years practitioners and students to look at the work they are, or will be doing, in relation to cultural diversity
Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum, Hardback (May 2006)
Delving into the understanding that young children have of stories, this book demonstrates how narrative competence develops in the first eight years of life and how this can be reflected in practice. It is useful for teachers and early years practitioners to choose and use stories more effectively.
Regulating Early Years Service, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Peter Baldock
Designed for those needing to understand and comply with regulations for childhood education and care, this book reflects the transfer of responsibility from social to educational services and the establishment of a new regulatory body.
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Author Biography - Peter Baldock
Peter Baldock began his career as a schoolteacher in 1966. He then moved into community development posts in both the voluntary and the local government sectors. In 1993 he became manager of the Under Eights (registration & inspection) Team in Sheffield and played a key role in the establishment of the city's Young Children's Service in the following year. He became a senior manager in Ofsted's Early Years Directorate in 2001. Peter retired in 2004 and since has undertaken some teaching and consultancy work in the early years field.
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