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Focus on early childhood [electronic resource] : principles and realities /
edited by Margaret Boushel, Mary Fawcett, and Julie Selwyn.
imprint
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2000.
description
viii, 216 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0632051574, 9780632051571
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imprint
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2000.
isbn
0632051574
9780632051571
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8496704
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-206) and index.
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"This very readable text will be found useful to both childhood students and professionals. Students following Dip HE Nursing: Care of the Child, degree courses in Childhood, Education and Social Work will find it an invaluable resource.Journal of Child Health Care[this book] brings together a wealth of current information about early childhood from various academic and professional standpoints.Child Education
"This very readable text will be found useful to both childhood students and professionals. Students following Dip HE Nursing: Care of the Child, degree courses in Childhood, Education and Social Work will find it an invaluable resource." Journal of Child Health Care"[this book] brings together a wealth of current information about early childhood from various academic and professional standpoints." Child Education
"This very readable text will be found useful to both childhood students and professionals. Students following Dip HE Nursing: Care of the Child, degree courses in Childhood, Education and Social Work will find it an invaluable resource." Journal of Child Health Care "[this book] brings together a wealth of current information about early childhood from various academic and professional standpoints." Child Education
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Summaries
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This text draws on interdisciplinary theories and research to provide a challenging and informative text for all interested in the welfare of young children.
Main Description
Focus on Early Childhood: Principles and Realities brings together a wealth of information from various academic and professional standpoints. The picture of early childhood that has emerged in recent years is broader and more complex than is commonly understood. In particular, it gives full recognition to the competencies of children and their role as active constructors of their own lives. The authors of this book are from a diverse range of professional and academic disciplines, including education, social work, social policy, pyschology and law. They draw on recent research and theory to explore this common theme: the culturally disparate but enormously rich, dynamic and complex world of young children. Among the topics explored are the concept of quality in early care and education, and the National Curriculum in the primary school. Punishment and its effects, family stress and support as well as differing national policies are also covered thoroughly.
Table of Contents
Historical views of Childhood
Fetal Development
Infancy
Early Development
Childrearing Across Cultures
Relationships
Children's Rights and Responsibilities
Early Childhood Care and Education Services in Britain
Child Agency and Primary Schooling
Technologies and Environments: new freedoms and new constraints
Family Stress and Family Support
The Child as Citizen
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