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Supporting Early Learning : The Way Forward - Victoria Hurst

Supporting Early Learning

The Way Forward

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Published: 1st April 1998
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* How can we ensure that all young children have access to a high quality education? * What does an appropriate curriculum for children between birth and age 6 look like in practice? * How best can nursery nurses, playgroup leaders, teachers and childminders work with parents to enhance children's education? This sympathetic and accessible text seeks to answer these questions and to provide guidance for adults working with young children in a variety of formal and informal settings. The book focuses on improving the effectiveness of early education. The authors emphasise that children from birth to age six have particular developmental needs and argue that those working with young children are most likely to meet these needs if they approach their work developmentally. This means offering children educational opportunities within the framework of an integrated and developmentally appropriate curriculum. In this way, young children will acquire social skills, attitudes and dispositions, as well as subject knowledge, in ways which more closely match their individual capabilities and levels of attainment. The book will be valuable reading for all concerned with the care and education of young children - parents, teachers, nursery nurses, childminders and playgroup leaders.

"It affirms many of the principles which are sometimes said to be almost 'mantra-like' to early years teachers, but it advocatesand places those principles clearly in the context of theory, reaffirming their vitality and soundness." - Early Years

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Children learningp. 8
Personal and moral developmentp. 27
An adaptable curriculum for a changing worldp. 37
Play and learningp. 50
Observation: underpinning appropriate educationp. 62
Parents and practitioners: sharing educationp. 69
The way forwardp. 80
Bibliographyp. 92
Indexp. 96
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ISBN: 9780335199501
ISBN-10: 033519950X
Series: Supporting Early Learning
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1