Shaping Early Childhood: Learners, Curriculum and Contexts by Glenda MacNaughton
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Shaping Early Childhood: Learners, Curriculum and Contexts
By Glenda MacNaughton

Shaping Early Childhood: Learners, Curriculum and Contexts

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Shaping Early Childhood: Learners, Curriculum and Contexts by Glenda MacNaughton

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"This should be essential reading for anyone involved in the training and professional development of early years practitioners...It is an impressive analysis of the historical and contemporary 'big ideas' that have influenced societies ' and practitioners' views of children and the nature of the curriculum. There are powerful sections on parents and communities ...I particularly liked the stimulating 'ideas galleries' with their statements from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners around the world." Nursery World, October 2004 This key textbook introduces students and practitioners to a wide range of different approaches to early childhood. It provides practical strategies for developing and implementing early learning experiences that promote excellence and equity for children. The book presents the latest research and thinking about good practice, discusses how various philosophies and beliefs influence decisions in early childhood education, and identifies the key thinkers behind each approach. By examining different perspectives, the book helps early childhood practitioners to navigate their way through competing views, make informed choices, and be critically reflective in their work. In an accessible, lively and user-friendly way, it explores issues such as: What constitutes an appropriate early childhood curriculum How best to study and assess children Involving parents and children in early childhood learning The book features a range of pedagogical devices to inspire early childhood workers to reflect critically on their work and the ideas underpinning it, including: Boxed definitions of key terms Ideas summary charts and ideas galleries Clarification exercises Case studies Further reading lists This essential textbook is ideal for students undertaking early childhood qualifications at degree level, Masters courses in early childhood education, and for practitioners who work with children from birth to eight in early childhood settings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335211067
ISBN-10: 0335211062
Format: Paperback
(94mm x 67mm x 9mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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'Race' and Early Childhood Education by Glenda MacNaughton 'Race' and Early Childhood Education, Hardback (August 2009)

This book critiques the often presumed racial innocence of young children. The authors challenge early childhood educators to engage with the racialized identity politics that form among their students, and to reform their own identities and intersect and frame children's identities throughout their earliest years.

Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies by Glenda MacNaughton Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies, Paperback (September 2008)

Using varied illustrations and case studies of contemporary projects in diverse early childhood contexts, the book addresses specific issues and challenges that you might face when conducting action research in such settings.

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Author Biography - Glenda MacNaughton

Dr.Glenda Mac Naughton has worked in the early childhood field for nearly 30 years. She is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, where she established and now directs the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood. Her years in early childhood have included work across all sectors as a practitioner and a manager and she has been a senior policy advisor to government in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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