Quality Education in the Early Years

Quality Education in the Early Years

By (author) Lesley Abbott , Edited by Rosemary Rodger

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This volume identifies and explores high quality work (and what shapes it) in early years education. It shows us children and adults variously working and playing, talking and communicating, learning and laughing, caring and sharing in a rich tapestry of case studies which highlight quality experiences and interactions. Every chapter is based around a particular case study, each one tackling a different issue: the curriculum, play, assessment, roles and relationships, special needs, partnerships with parents and equal opportunities. All the writers work together in early years education on a day-to-day basis enabling them to pool their different expertise to create a balanced but challenging approach. They give inspiring examples of, and outline underlying principles for, quality work and ask important questions of all those involved in the education and care of young children.

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 299.38g
  • 01 Oct 1994
  • OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Milton Keynes
  • English
  • New.
  • bibliography, index
  • 0335192300
  • 9780335192304
  • 872,720

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"The book has a strong professional and practical style, and the material is presented in a skilful manner by experienced contributors. The result is a text which identifies and discusses quality inan accessible form for all interested adults, both parents and professionals, who are involved with young children, achieved largely without trivializing the issues which are addressed." - Education Today and Tomorrow "...an interesting and instructive lesson for us all." - Early Years

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