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Adults working with young children

Beckley, P. (2018) Adults working with young children. In: The philosophy and practice of outstanding early years provision. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 161-174. ISBN 9781351797016

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The chapter explores the work and theories of key early years thinkers and educationalists, including Pestalozzi, Owen, Froebel, McMillan, Dewey, Steiner and Montessori, who developed a philosophical approach to working with babies and young children. These are discussed in terms of their influence on others to establish good practice. The chapter considers a variety of teaching styles, including the importance of the key worker role; it looks at adult-led learning, child-led learning and a child’s independent learning; and it considers children’s transitions and continuous development. It also raises possible challenges for early years practitioners such as accountability, target setting and the variety of qualifications available.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Stephen Macdonald
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 08:20
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 14:20

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