Early Childhood Studies A Social Science Perspective

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-17
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Early Childhood Studies: A Social Science Perspective explores key issues in early childhood studies from a variety of social science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, social policy and education. Each chapter considers a different social science discipline, identifying, analysing and critically assessing how that particular discipline enriches early years provision and research. User-friendly student features are included throughout, including: icebreakers introduce the main chapter themes objectives help readers to develop cognitive skills, moving from identifying to analysing to critically assessing formative activities encourage practical application of the content case-studies ground theory in practice research activities support those looking to take their understanding further self-assessment questions allow readers to test their knowledge further reading references and web links provide ideas for further exploration An essential course companion for all Early Childhood Studies undergraduate students.

Table of Contents

Introduction \ 1. Psychology and Early Childhood Studies \ 2. Sociology and Early Childhood Studies \ 3. Social Policy and Early Childhood Studies \ 4. Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies \ 5. Enhancing Learning and Early Childhood Studies \ 6. Research Methods and Early Childhood Studies \ Conclusion \ Answers \ References \ Index

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