Critical issues in early childhood education
Professor Peter Moss, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
"In the era of No Child Left Behind in the U.S., you might think that the landscape of educational research and practice has been transformed into a row of 'scientific' models and unvarying curricular scripts. Nicola Yelland's volume will persuade you that, in contrast, the landscape in early childhood education is varied and full of unconventional angles. The authors examine virtually every significant aspect of curricular practice and postmodernist theory, while challenging readers to be skeptics themselves - to engage with risky ideas on the way to transformative actions."
Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.
This book challenges long-established beliefs about early childhood education. It offers readers the opportunity to think about the aspects of their profession that are fundamental to providing effective and equitable educational opportunities for young children in the 21st century. Well-known contributors explore issues that are not only 'critical' in terms of being fundamental to early childhood education, but also 'critical' in that they present alternative ideas and use frameworks that are not traditional to the field. Organized in three parts, the book considers:
- Contemporary views of early childhood education and teaching
- The rethinking of early childhood practices
- The emergence of new technologies and multiliteracies
Essential reading for students in all early childhood studies programmes, as well as early childhood practitioners who want to engage in more reflective practices around their work.
Yarrow Andrew, Chelsea Bailey, Mindy Blaise, Elizabeth Brooker, Sheralyn Campbell, Gaile Cannella, Richard Johnson, Anna Kilderry, Jackie Marsh, Jeanette Rhedding Jones, Leonie Rowan, Sharon Ryan, Jonathan Silin, Jennifer Sumsion, Daniel Walsh, Nicola Yelland