Supporting ICT in the Early Years by John Siraj-blatchfordSupporting ICT in the Early Years by John Siraj-blatchford

Supporting ICT in the Early Years

byJohn Siraj-blatchford, David Whitebread

Paperback | October 1, 2003

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    "This book is an excellent resource for gaining understanding about the fundamental principles of ICT in the Foundation Stage curriculum... [The] principles of good practice in this book will not be outdated by new products or trends. The book is a well-balanced blend of theory and application. It has certainly helped to provoke and resolve ideas about the use of ICT in our settings." - Nursery World
This book helps readers understand how very young children (from birth to six) develop an early awareness, and subsequently develop their knowledge, skills and understandings of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The rapid growth of ICT has prompted concerns among parents, educators and policy-makers over the suitability of many educational applications, and electronic toys, for young children. However, evidence is presented to show that the use of ICT by young children is compatible with the principles of a developmentally appropriate curriculum (DAC). In fact the authors argue that used imaginatively, many applications of ICT can make a significant and unique contribution to children's social and cognitive development.

This is a significant book for students, parents,carers, teachers, and other professionals who want to provide a rich learning environment in education, and in teaching and supervising research in the early years.

Title:Supporting ICT in the Early YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:3.58 × 2.36 × 0.14 inPublished:October 1, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335209424

ISBN - 13:9780335209422

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Table of Contents

1.An integrated approach to ICT education
2.ICT in the home, the local environment and early years education
3.Responding to the differing needs of children
4.Programmable toys, turtles and control technology
5.Interactive stories, narratives, simulated environments and adventure games
6.Creativity, Communication and the computer
Conclusions:the way forward
Glossary of Terms