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Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years

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By focusing on key figures in early years education and care, this book considers the influential thinkers and ground-breaking approaches that have revolutionized practice.

With contributions from the leading authorities and researchers in the field, chapters provide an explanation of the approach, an analysis of the theoretical background, case studies from practice and questions and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking.

Included are chapters on: -

  • Froebel - psychoanalytical theories of educating and caring for young children
  •  Maria Montessori – 100 years on
  • Steiner Waldorf education – early childhood education: A curriculum for the 21st century
  • High/Scope : presenting the rationale ( philosophy, theory and research) behind this approach 
  • Post-modern and Post-structuralist perspectives in early education
  • Forest Schools - outdoor schooling
  • Vivian Gussin Paley – The wisdom of
  • Te Whariki - Relatioships with people, places and things

Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, from Foundation Degree to Masters, the book asks the reader to engage with debates and to develop their own views and opinions. With staggered levels of Further Reading, the editors and contributors provide a rich source of material that encourages reflection and promotes progression.  

Editors : Linda Pound and Linda Miller Pub UK 2011  Pb177 pages

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