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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stageby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Developing Child in the 21st Centuryby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Offering a sociocultural approach to education and learning, this fascinating exploration of childhood provides an in-depth understanding of how children make sense of the world and the people in it. Examining the ways in which children express their thoughts, feelings and actively generate meaning through experience and interaction, this fully revised... 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 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...

  • An ABC of Early Childhood Educationby Sandra Smidt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    This unique and engaging resource describes, critiques and analyses the significance of a wide range of contemporary and classic ideas about how young children learn. Organised in a handy A ? Z format, best-selling author and early years expert Sandra Smidt: Traces back each idea to the roots of how it was first conceived Explores its implications... more...

  • 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. This fully revised edition discusses Birth to Three Matters , the new Childcare Bill and the development of children's centres, and has additional... more...