International Perspectives in the Early Years
- Linda Miller - The Open University
- Claire Cameron - UCL Institute of Education, UK
Early Childhood Education | Early Childhood Studies
Stemming from original research in the field, a range of expert contributors explore the key themes and debates surrounding international perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Drawing on studies carried out in Norway, Mexico, France, Hungary and many more countries, the book covers a wide range of topics including:
- the relationship between early childhood and primary education
- gender and play in ECEC
- early interventions
- working with families
- place-based learning
With case studies, detailed suggestions for further reading at different levels and discussion points, this is a key text for students of Early Years at all levels, from Foundation Degree to Masters, as well as current early years practitioners.
Linda Miller is Professor Emeritus of Early Years, The Open University.
Claire Cameron is Senior Reader in Education at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
Insightful resource which allows the students to develop deeper understanding
This is a useful book for gaining a better understanding of international perspectives, however it is a higher level than required for the level 3 child care course the students are completing. It was useful for the higher ability students who felt the case studies improved their understanding of the differences between the countries early years curriculum and approaches.
This text is clearly written and useful for undergraduates on this course. It offers some interesting perspectives and a range of debates for the students to explore.
Useful reader for the module for undergrads
Useful book to give broader perspective as students do not always compare UK curriculum to more international versions in the essay even though it is taught
The book covers an interesting range of contemporary perspectives, offering an informative and provoking insight, a great resource.
covers interesting topics relevant to the modules i am teaching
A good overview of international perspectives. particularly useful for 3rd year Childhood Studies students who are considering going on to a PGCE primary course.
Useful book for undergraduate early years students
A useful text for students through all modules.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: International Perspectives: Themes and Issues