The Routledge Handbook of Philosophies and Theories of Early Childhood Education and Care brings together leading writers in the field to provide a much-needed, authoritative guide to the major philosophies and theories which have shaped approaches to Early Childhood Education and Care. Providing a detailed overview of key concepts, debates and practical challenges, the handbook combines theoretical acumen with specific examples to show how philosophies and theories have evolved over the centuries and their impact on policy and society. It examines the ways in which societies define and make sense of childhood and the factors that influence the development of philosophies about young children and their learning. The collection offers an insight into the key theorists and considers how the economics and politics of their time and personal ideology influenced their ideas about childhood. It looks at curricula and provision which have proved inspirational and how these have impacted on policy and practice in different parts of the world. The handbook also explores alternative and perhaps less familiar philosophies and ideas about babies and young children, their place in society and the ways in which it might be appropriate to educate them Bringing together specially commissioned pieces by a range of international authors, this handbook will enable academics, research students, practitioners and policy-makers to reflect on their own understandings and approaches, as well as the assumptions made in their own and other societies.in early childhood education and care: learning outcomes, audits, testing for accountability and comparability purposes, and quality enhancement. There is a convergence worldwide in how curriculum, assessment and pedagogy are talked about, although there are significant differences in the detailed approaches ... Some of this convergence stems from drives for national competitiveness in a global world. ... One is the hierarchy of knowledge and the rush to mathematics and literacy.
|Title||:||The Routledge International Handbook of Philosophies and Theories of Early Childhood Education and Care|
|Author||:||Tricia David, Kathy Goouch, Sacha Powell|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-10-05|