Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Education by Nicola YellandContemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Education by Nicola Yelland

Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

byNicola Yelland

Paperback | March 16, 2010

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This book will consider and interrogate a range of new and contemporary Early Childhood issues that have emerged in the field in the past 5 years. The strength of the book is based on a consideration of issues that can be considered to be fundamental issues relevant to the field of early childhood education, as well as ground breaking in that they present ideas and utilize frameworks that are still not regarded as traditional or mainstream. They also consider the care and education of young children from a global perspective and deal with issues and groups of children/families that are often marginalized. They interrogate ideas with methodologies that are often postmodern in perspective, or present alternative readings that challenge the comfort zone of many early childhood educators. Such issues and methodologies are increasingly being favoured by teacher educators, parents and community members, who think that developmental perspectives do not satisfactorily explain and assist in interactions with young children and their families.
Nicola Yelland is a Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Title:Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.06 × 6.06 × 0.71 inPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335237878

ISBN - 13:9780335237876

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Contemporary perspectives on global and policy issues
Extending possibilities and practices in early childhood education
Rethinking pedagogical practices in early childhood education: A multidimensional approach to learning and inclusion
Between two debts: Child and (inter)national development
Shaping the future: How human capital arguments about investment in early childhood are being (mis)used in poor countries
Reframing rights: Poverty discourses and children's lives in the United States
The displaced early childhood education in the postcolonial era of Hong Kong
National 'treasures': The Aotearoa New Zealand child
Investigating 'Quality' project: Opening possibilities in early childhood care and education policies and practices in Canada

Part 2 Critical views in practice
When words are scarce, but success depends on them: Composing in a Navajo kindergarten
Childhoods left behind? Official and unofficial basics of child writing
'Improper' children
Like a wild thing': Analysing the 'deviant' competence of girls in home-preschool communications
At home with the future: Influences on young children's early experiences with digital technologies
When robots tell a story about culture... and children tell a story about learning
The early years research-policy-practice nexus: Challenges and opportunities.