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Early years foundations: critical issues

Early years foundations: critical issues

Payler, Jane, editor; Georgeson, Jan, editor; Moyles, Janet R., editor

The new edition of this book aims to critically examine the new EYFS and the key elements of the revised framework document

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Second edition.
Published Maidenhead : Open University Press 2014
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Janet Moyles, Jan Georgeson, Jane Payler
ISBN: 0335262651, 9780335262649, 9780335262656
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: EDUCATION Elementary.; Great Britain.; Early childhood education.; Early childhood education Great Britain.
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  1. Early Years Foundations
  2. Early years foundations
  3. Praise for this book
  4. Contents
  5. Contributors
  6. Figures, tables and photographs
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 An overview of early education in England
  9. PART 1 Quality and consistency
  10. 2 Playing, learning and developing
  11. 3 Necessary paperwork: observation and assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  12. 4 Enabling pedagogy: meanings and practices
  13. 5 Qualifications and quality in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  14. PART 2 A secure foundation
  15. 6 Having real conversations: engaging children in talk to extend their language and learning.
  16. 7 Physical development and outdoor play9 Early literacy learning in the contemporary age
  17. 10 The teaching and learning of mathematics: a simple matter of 1, 2, 3?
  18. 11 Understanding the world, including ICT
  19. 12 Expressive arts and design
  20. PART 3 Partnership working
  21. 13 The pressures of leading early years services in a changing world
  22. 14 'Parents as partners': the new politics of parenting
  23. 15 Inter-professional practice and very young children
  24. 16 School readiness: starting age, cohorts and transitions in the early years
  25. 17 Playing with gender: making space for post-human childhood(s).
  26. 18 Without foundation: the EYFS Framework and its creation of needs19 International perspectives on the Early Years Foundation Stage
  27. Author index
  28. Subject index
  29. Early.