The Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum: How the tale unfolds by Peter BaldockThe Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum: How the tale unfolds by Peter Baldock

The Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum: How the tale unfolds

byPeter BaldockEditorPeter Baldock

Hardcover | June 26, 2006

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Narrative in the Early Years Curriculumoffers a timely new perspective on the place of narrative in the early years curriculum. Applying the results of up-to-date psychological research to day-to-day practice in pre-schools, day nurseries, schools and out of school play care settings, the author help readers to understand just what it is that makes so many story books produced for pre-school children in recent years a success and what deeper purposes they serve.

Offering helpful advice on what works, the book shows how good practice based on practical experience is underpinned and clarified by research findings. Furthermore, it illustrates that an understanding of the development of narrative competence can challenge current ideas on various areas of early years practice, including child protection, health and safety and the consultation of children.

 

Peter Baldockbegan his career as a schoolteacher in 1966. He then moved into community development posts in both the voluntary and the local government sectors. In 1993 he became manager of the Under Eights (registration & inspection) Team in Sheffield and played a key role in the establishment of the city¿s Young Children¿s Service in...
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Title:The Place of Narrative in the Early Years Curriculum: How the tale unfoldsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:June 26, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415384605

ISBN - 13:9780415384605

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Table of Contents

Introduction   Narrative and Human Memory   Narrative Structure and Stories for Young Children   From Theory to Practice   Children as Narrators   Offering Narratives to Children   Narrative in the Real World   Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

'[The author] offers a lot of interesting information, and some original insights, related to the study of narrative.' - Early Years Journal