Making Sense of Theory and Practice in Early Childhood: The Power of Ideas: The power of ideas

Paperback | March 1, 2011

byTim Waller, Judy Whitmarsh, Karen Clarke

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¿The authors demonstrate the influence of theoretical perspectives on their own practice and research¿the book presents complex information in a way which will be useful to undergraduate students and trainee teachers¿ Early Years Update, July 2012

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¿The authors demonstrate the influence of theoretical perspectives on their own practice and research¿the book presents complex information in a way which will be useful to undergraduate students and trainee teachers¿ Early Years Update, July 2012

Dr Tim Waller is Reader in Early Years Education at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and is leader of the Childhood Research cluster. Dr Judy Whitmarsh is Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Development of Applied Research in Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Karen Clarke is Associate Dean for Teaching...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.54 × 2.36 × 0.17 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335242464

ISBN - 13:9780335242467

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Part One: Community, interaction and identity
Vygotsky - From public to private: Learning from personal speech
Bruner: the power of story and identity
Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences: every child a learner
Using activity theory to examine the factors shaping the learning partnerships in a parent and child 'stay and play' session
Developing Communities of Practice: placing professional individual identity in group interactions
Developing learning dispositions for life

Part Two: Structure, power and knowledge
The Sociology of Childhood: children's agency and participation in telling their own stories
Applying Bourdieu's concepts of social and cultural capital and habitus to early years research
Freire Revisited: Critical Literacy - whose story is it anyway?
Foucault: Implications for multiagency working in the changing landscape of children's services
Feminism, the ethic of care and professional roles within care settings