Making Sense of Theory and Practice in Early Childhood The Power of Ideas

ISBN-10: 0335242464

ISBN-13: 9780335242467

Edition: 2011

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This title offers students an overview of a range of theoretical concepts, some traditionally associated with early childhood and some less traditionally. It aims to stimulate debate and to demonstrate how theoretical thinking can inform pedagogy and research with innovative results.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Tim Waller is Editor of this book, and Professor of Child and Family Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. The majority of the contributors are based at the University of Northampton, and this is very much a team book.

Tim Walleris a reader in early years education in the School of Education and coordinator of the Childhood Research Cluster at the University of Wolverhampton. Judy Whitmarshis a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Development of Applied Research in Education, University of Wolverhampton. Karen Clarkeis Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, University of Wolverhampton.

List of figures and table
Author biographies
Foreword
Professor Christine Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram
IntroductionTim Waller
Community, interaction and identity
Vygotsky - From public to private: learning from personal speech
Bruner: the power of story and identity
Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences: every child a learner
Using activity theory to examine the factors shaping the learning partnerships in a parent and child 'stay and play' session
Developing communities of practice: placing professional individual identity in group interactions
Developing learning dispositions for life
Structure, power and knowledge
The sociology of childhood: children's agency and participation in telling their own stories
Applying Bourdieu's concepts of social and cultural capital and habitus to early years research
Freire revisited: critical literacy - whose story is it anyway?
Foucault: implications for multiagency working in the changing landscape of children's services
Feminism, the ethic of care and professional roles with care settings
Index
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