First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This work, designed to be used as a basic textbook for student teachers taking B.Ed and PGCE initial training courses provides an accessible but rigorous treatment of early childhood education, integrating ideas and practice. Practitioner examples are provided, along with selected readings.
Children's learning; personality, professionalism and politics - what does it mean to be an early years teacher?; roles and relationships; working in a team; home and school - a potentially powerful partnership; what we see depends on what we look for - observation in the early years; meaningful interaction - working for equality and equity; special educational needs; an entitlement curriculum for early childhood; the physical environment.