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Quality Education In The Early Years : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Lesley Abbott

Quality Education In The Early Years

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

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Published: 1st October 1994
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Lesley Abbott and her team of contributors identify and explore high quality work (and what shapes it) in early years education. They show us children and adults variously working and playing, talking and communicating, learning and laughing, caring and sharing in a rich tapestry of case studies which highlight quality experiences and interactions. Every chapter is based around a particular case study, each one tackling a different issue: the curriculum, play, assessment, roles and relationships, special needs, partnerships with parents and equal opportunities. All the writers work together in early years education on a day-to-day basis enabling them to pool their different expertise to create a balanced but challenging approach. They give inspiring examples of, and outline underlying principles for, quality work and ask important questions of all those involved in the education and care of young children.

"The book has a strong professional and practical style, and the material is presented in a skilful manner by experienced contributors. The result is a text which identifies and discusses quality inan accessible form for all interested adults, both parents and professionals, who are involved with young children, achieved largely without trivializing the issues which are addressed." - Education Today and Tomorrow "...an interesting and instructive lesson for us all." - Early Years

Introduction
The Search for Quality in the Early Years
'A Quality Curriculum in the Early Years'
Raising Some Questions
'Play is-fun, but it's hard work too'
The Search for Quality Play in the Early Years
'Why involve me?'
Encouraging Children and their Parents to Participate in the Assessment Process
'It's nice here now'
Managing Young Children's Behaviour
'She'll have a go at anything'
Towards an Equal Opportunities Policy
'We only speak English here, don't we?'
Supporting Language Development in a Multi-Lingual Context
'People matter'
The Role of Adults in Providing a Quality Learning Environment
'You feel like you belong'
Establishing Partnerships Between Parents and Educators
'Look at me, I'm only two'
Educate for the Under Threes
Where Do We Go From Here?
Concluding Thoughts
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780335192304
ISBN-10: 0335192300
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1