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An Introduction to Early Childhood 9781446254851

ISBN : 9781446254851
Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd
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Edition : 3 Rev ed
Overview Visit the companion website at to view Observation Videos, listen to Podcasts and more! Put together by an outstanding writing team including many authors from the University of Northampton, is a popular text that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, and provides you with real insight into the changing world of Early Childhood. To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters, on the history of childhood, communication, language and literacy, play and creativity, children and the media and reflective practice. Also inside you'll find: * New case studies with reflective questions to prepare you for life in an early years setting * New Research in Context boxes which look at recent research and its relevance to practice Free online resources The new edition also comes with a wealth of online material to support your studies, including: *Observational Videos to help you link theory to practice by viewing real children in various settings *Author Podcasts to give you an insight into key issues in each chapter *Student Testimonial Videos that share real student experiences *SAGE Journal Articles ideal for a literature review or when you want to delve deeper into a topic *Handy Web Links to key information on core topics and current policy. Access the resources free via the companion website at Tim Waller is Professor of Child and Family Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. Geraldine Davis is Principal Lecturer in Education at Anglia Ruskin University. Praise for previous editions: 'Provides a clear key grounding for Early Childhood students and supports further reading' - Judi Williamson, Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University 'This is a stimulating, well-structured book with excellent references to further relevant research. I am confident students will find this a meaningful key text in their study of early childhood, early years leadership and every aspect of early years education and practice' - Denise Corfield, Edge Hill University 'Excellent book, that gives a wide range of contemporary issues relating to ECE. Useful reflection points for discussion in class' -Jackie Musgrave, Early Years Department, Solihull College



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