Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Sage Publications
Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care, Cathy Nutbrown's second edition, explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

New entries include:

  • Attachment
  • Babies' learning and development
  • Children's Centers
  • Citizenship
  • Digital Technologies
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • Neuroscience
  • Sexualities

The rest of the book has also been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes coverage of heuristic play, Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement.

Book News
Nutbrown's (education, U. of Sheffield, UK) introductory resource provides students and practitioners a beginning point for understanding the many terms central to working in and studying early childhood education and care. The 35 entries of the second edition were selected via a survey of 500 early childhood education students and practitioners. Ranging from Assessment to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the alphabetically-arranged entries cover a mixture of topics: types of practice, curriculum and assessment, philosophical underpinnings, and some terms that have a place in the lore of early childhood education and care. Each entry provides details of origins and definitions of the term, discussion of related research issues, examples of the term as applied in practice, and a references and further reading list for users interested in learning more about the concept. No subject index has been provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781849204002
Characteristics: xii, 176 p. ; 21 cm


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