Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Cathy Nutbrown - University of Sheffield, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Early Childhood Education
There are brand new entries on:
- Babies' learning and development
- Children's Centres
- Digital Technologies
- Early Years Foundation Stage
- Early Years Professional Status
The rest of the book has also been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes coverage of heuristic play, Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement.
The book offers starting points which provide a clear focus, further reading and discussion of research on thirty-five key topics. It is a must for students following courses in early childhood education and care.
Professor Cathy Nutbrown directs and teaches on Masters and Doctoral programmes in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.
Cathy Nutbrown offers a concise summary of many issues within the field of child development. Ideal for use in a Child Development and Childcare module for student's at all levels, in particular level 3 which lends itself to a wide and relevant selection of both formative and summative assessment throughout the academic year.
This book provides some very concise chapters introducing concepts whilst others are more in depth. The 'References and Indicative Further Reading' sections at the end of each chapter are substantial and very useful.
I will recommend that students buy a copy of this book because it would be useful to them across the units that they study throughout their degree course. It provides a starting point for their thinking on a range of subjects and the follow-up references would give them a steer about where to go next.
An easy read regarding the key concepts in Early Years. The book has discussion points for all practitioners and students to use to reflect on aspects of their practice.
I think this is an essential book for all in Early Years.
Having used this text when I initially trained as a teacher many years ago, I was delighted to review a new edition. This is an ideal book for my module on 'provision for children' and to support my child development module. It is extremely comprehensible and highlights key approaches, theoretical perspectives, considerations essential for a quality early childhood provision. It provides an overview so students can then choose what to examine in more depth.
An easy to read book which covers the key concepts in Early Childhood in a concise and an easy to read way.
This book extends students understanding and knowledge throughout the Early Years. It has been useful to pick relevant sections and the chapter on neurosciences was held in high regard by the students (PGCE Early Years)./ The futher reading suggested were finely tuned to extend the chapters.
This book provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge on a variety of topics in early years.
Contains up to date information and developments in key issues such as, attachment, the foundation stage and babies learning and development. Kathy Nutbrown at her best.
This is a very useful reference book which will be valuable to a range of students and practitioners.
Excellent resource for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a variety of areas within Early Years.
A wealth of practical advice as well as guidance in implementing new concepts.