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Early Childhood Education: Society and Culture 2ed

by Angela Anning, Joy Cullen, and Marilyn Fleer SAGE Publications Ltd
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This fully revised and up-to-date edition examines sociocultural and historical approaches to current theories of learning in early childhood education. It sets out research-based evidence linking theory and practice in early childhood settings.  Written by leading figures in the field, the book extends a strong and traditional theme - the importance of the child's perspective and respect for each child's individual background.  Within the context of early years settings, the book is structured around four overall themes: - the dynamics of learning and teaching  - the nature of knowledge  - assessment  - evaluation and quality.  This book is essential reading for undergraduate and advanced courses in early childhood studies.  

Research contexts across cultures / Part 1 - Conceptualizations of learning and pedagogy in early years settings / Developing a pedagogy of play / Scaffolding learning and co-constructing understandings /Exploring critical constructivist perspectives on children's learning / Part 2 - The nature of knowledge in early years settings / The co-construction of an early childhood curriculum / Adults co-constructing professional knowledge / Building bridges between literacies / Part 3 - Assessment in early years settings / The consequences of sociocultural assessment / On-entry baseline assessment across cultures / Cultural-historical assessment: Mapping the transformation of understanding / Part 4 - Evaluation and quality in early years Settings / Quality teaching in the early years / Questioning evaluation quality in early childhood / Multiple pathways between home and school literacies / Part 5 - Conclusion / A framework for conceptualising early childhood education

'The authors who have contributed to this book bring a wealth of expertise and a wide range of research findings. This gives the reader the opportunity to link theory with practice in a helpful and illuminating way' - Early Years Update
Angela Anning University of Leeds, UK
Joy Cullen Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Marilyn Fleer Monash University, Australia