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  • A Guide to Early Years Practiceby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95

    This is a practical, accessible guide to Early Years practice. The author examines current theories about how children learn best and focuses on how we can support and extend the learning of young children. more...

  • Playing to Learnby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    What do we mean when we use the word ?play? in terms of learning and development? This book argues that all play is purposeful. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum focuses on play as the prime mode of learning; this thought-provoking book clarifies what is required of practitioners. more...

  • Reading the Worldby Sandra Smidt

    Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Literature - not literacy - for young children is explored though the theory of semiotics, narrative and culture. The book looks at the oral tradition, at wordless picture books, picturebooks with words, chapter books, and translation. For early years teachers, nursery nurses, TAs and teachers for K 1 and 2 and all who read to young children. more...

  • Introducing Freireby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The famous Brazilian educator Paulo Freire has influenced educators, teachers and students in a broad tapestry of contexts and countries, as he challenged conventional thinking on how teachers ought to teach and learners ought to learn. By making his ideas accessible and relevant, this insightful and thought-provoking text draws out the relevance... more...

  • Introducing Vygotskyby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a journey through the key concepts of Lev Vygotsky, one of the twentieth century?s most influential theorists in the field of early education. His ground-breaking principles of early learning and teaching are unpicked here using every-day language, and critical links between his fascinating ideas are revealed. Introducing... more...

  • Introducing Brunerby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a journey through the key concepts of Jerome Bruner, a significant figure in the field of early education whose work has spanned almost a century. His wide-ranging and innovative principles of early learning and teaching are unpicked here using everyday language and the links between his ideas and those of other key... more...

  • Introducing Malaguzziby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    In this accessible and engaging text, Sandra Smidt examines how Malaguzzi?s philosophy developed out of his personal experiences of growing up in post-fascist Italy. His ideas are explored and illustrated throughout by examples relating to everyday early years practice. The key themes explored include: relationships - the importance of relationships,... more...

  • Observing, Assessing and Planning for Children in the Early Yearsby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 35.95

    This introductory text shows how, by observing children knowledgeably, practitioners can plan for and assess the young children in their care much more effectively. Observation as a 'tool for learning' has long been considered to be one of the most beneficial ways of teaching the very young, and this book introduces the work of people who have become... more...

  • Key Issues in Early Years Educationby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Key Issues in Early Years Education is the second edition of The Early Years: A Reader . This essential text for students and professionals is unique in its range of voices and topics and in its determination to see the child as central to learning and development. As in the first edition it not only has chapters written by key figures in the field... more...

  • Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Yearsby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Shortlisted for the Nasen Book that supports SEN and Disability Issues Award 2008 Are children who are exposed to more than one language from birth at an advantage or a disadvantage when starting school? Supporting Multilingual Learners in the Early Years examines the theoretical, ideological and practical issues involved in the education... more...