Studying Childhood and Early Childhood

Studying Childhood and Early Childhood : A Guide for Students

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Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include:

making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood
making the most of your lectures
writing good assignments
learning how to study independently
developing your critical thinking
drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits)
getting a job in the early years sector.

The new edition has been thoroughly updated and now contains:

a new chapter on placements and visits
detailed advice on how to avoid plagiarism
full consideration of multi-agency working, throughout every chapter
advice on career opportunities and further study.

Designed to support students in their studies and beyond, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying childhood or early childhood.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 10.16mm | 290g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • figures
  • 1849201358
  • 9781849201353
  • 1,083,398

Table of contents

Key Course Themes
Reading into Writing
Producing a Good Assignment
Visits, Observations and Placements
Doing Your Dissertation or Research Project
Life afterwards: Getting a Job and Further Study
Further Reading and Resources
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'This new revised edition includes a new chapter on placements and more thoroughly considers the role and place of multi-agency working...Chapter 4 is particularly useful and provides an excellent discussion on making informed judgements in professional practice...Overall the book is comprehensive in its coverage of core skills and very accessible for students. It captures the challenges faced by Early Childhood students well and emphasises the importance of making and justifying professional decisions. There is also a comprehensive list of further reading and resources which will undoubtedly be useful for both new and final year students' -

'[This book] is a great guide to read prior to beginning a course and will help prepare students not only for studying childhood at degree level, but also for writing assignments and carrying out research projects too. It even offers advice on career opportunities and 'next steps' after completing a course' -
Nursery Education PLUS

'I think this is an excellent book for childhood and early childhood students, and I can't recommend it highly enough. The authors have captured precisely the challenging issues for students, and this book really helps to develop students' understanding of the importance of knowledge and judgement in their future work with children' - Elise Alexander, Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University
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