Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care by Margaret KernanPeer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care by Margaret Kernan

Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care

EditorMargaret Kernan, Elly Singer

Paperback | October 26, 2010

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Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Carebrings together fresh perspectives and research about young children¿s relationships. It examines children¿s rights and well-being against a backdrop of increased social movement and migration, changing family structures and work practices, and the growing prevalence of education and care services for young children.

With contributors from diverse cultural, geographical and disciplinary backgrounds, this edited collection shows how educators support children¿s peer relationships and use these as a basis for enhancing social and cognitive development. Themes discussed include:

  • conflicts and negotiations
  • friendships and play
  • group phenomena
  • independence and interdependence
  • identity and belonging
  • peer relations and children with disabilities
  • attuning adults to young children¿s relationships.

This book will be highly relevant for academics, researchers and students concerned with early childhood care and education, especially those interested in relating these issues on a global scale.

Margaret Kernanis a Senior Programme Manager in International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI), the Netherlands.Elly Singeris Associate Professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Utrecht and at the Faculty of Education of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Title:Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415574617

ISBN - 13:9780415574617

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Table of Contents

ForewordWilliam Corsaro  1. Introduction Margaret Kernan, Elly Singer and Rita Swinnen 2. A Model ffor Studying Socialization in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings Carollee Howes 3. Children¿s and Parents¿ Perspectives on Play and FriendshipsMargaret Kernan 4. Rethinking Young Children¿s Rights for Participation in Diverse Cultural ContextsAnne Trine Kj¿rholt 5. Play and Prescription: The Impact of National Developments in EnglandTricia David, Kathy Goouch and Sacha Powell 6. The Importance of Mixed Age Groups in CameroonBame Nsamenang 7. Peer Relations in Brazilian Daycare Centres: A New Focus for Early Childhood EducationMariaClotilde Rossetti-Ferreira, Zilma De Moraes Ramos De Oliveira, Mara Ignez Campos-De-Carvalho and Katia Souza Amorim 8. Fostering a Sense of Belonging in Multicultural Childcare SettingsElly Singer and Dorian De Haan 9. Including Children With Disabilities: Promoting Peer Relationships And FriendshipsNina von der Assen and Margaret Kernan 10. Training Early Years Practitioners to Support Young Children¿s Social RelationshipsMiriam Rosenthal and Lihi Gatt 11. Respect: Principles and Practice in Adult Education in an Early Childhood Setting in MexicoRoxanna Pastor Fasquelle