Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Early Childhood
- Theodora Papatheodorou - Freelance Consultant
- Janet Moyles - Freelance Consultant
By exploring the key issues, arguments and messages that exist in the field, this book provides an international, comparative look at aspects of early childhood education and care. Pedagogical practices, learning cultures and the professional development of practitioners are considered within the wider political agenda of different countries. Pertinent policy and practice issues, such as numeracy and literacy, are carefully examined. The text highlights how important it is to engage with and listen to children, to provide positive learning encounters.
Divided into four parts, the book covers:
- Children's Learning Cultures
- Culture of Pedagogy
- Cultural Perspectives on Curriculum
- Cultures of Professional Development
Chapters cover key topics such as:
- Multi-sensory learning
- Outdoor learning
- Children's voice
- Children as mentors
- Literacy and mathematics
With expert contributors drawn from across the world, this book is vital reading for all those studying comparative education on early years courses.
'Expert contributors from around the world are found throughout this book, making it essential reading for all those studying on early years courses'
-Martine Horvath, Early Years Educator
This text offers an excellent range of insights into current topics within the global field of early childhood, embracing multiple perspectives and of real interest to students and fellow lecturers alike.
A good addition to any module related to international perspectives in education.
This book explores key issues in relation to ECEC internationally Moreover it highlights the importance of engaging with and listening to children so as to provide positive learning encounters wherever they are.
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This is a fantastic book for those studying comparative education or different childhoods. The text identifies British cultural perspectives as well as global. The perspectives in this text are varied but in sufficient depth to make this recommended reading for our students on the BA (Hons) Child Development and Education.
Very easy to read useful reference for comparative study assignments
A super read for budding early years practitioners as the context of theory is supported by observational evidence. This book reaches the core matter of early years education in its widest sense and does so in a straight forward but captivating way. It then goes on to making comparable perspectives with other nations.
A fascinating text which will suit Honours level students and beyond in the subjects of Early Years, Childhood Studies, and sociological studies around children.
I will be recommending this book for a new course starting in September, Appropriate for 3rd year students and beyond. The text is well organised and covers a wide range of early childhood issues from a range of international perspectives. Contributions are including from highly regarded international authors. The Cross- Cultural perspectives given in the book are wide and challenging.