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Title Perspectives, places and practices / edited by Peter Whiteman and Katey De Gioia
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series Children and childhoods ; 1
Children and childhoods ; 1
Contents 1. Perspectives -- 2. Rethinking pedagogical practices: how can teachers in early childhood settings be supported professionally to examine their practices? -- 3. Using practitioner inquiry to promote reflexivity and change in infant-toddler early childhood programs -- 4. Mind the gap: maternal perceptions of segregated school "choice" for students with autism in New South Wales primary schools -- 5. Places -- 6. Places to play outdoors: sedentary and safe or active and risky? -- 7. Parents', healthcare professionals' and play therapists' perceptions on the function of hospital play therapy and the role of a hospital play therapist -- 8. Practices -- 9. Young children's voices: developing innovative research methods -- 10. A vision of history: young children's perspectives on a museum -- 11. When a young child's intellectual development is advanced: program directions from the literature and the field -- 12. Using picture books to integrate mathematics in early learning
Notes Contributions by Sheila Degotardi, Katey De Gioia, Rosemary Dunn, Frances Gibson, Fay Hadley, Kerry Hodge, Helen Little, Jennie Marston, Zinnia Mevawalla, Joanne Mulligan, Wendy Shepherd, Peter Whiteman, Shirley Wyver, Christine Zuvela
The early years of life are fast gaining prominence around the world. It is well documented that investment in early childhood results in exceptionally high returns in multiple arenas; greater than those resulting from enterprise focused on later periods in people s lives. This book presents current early years research that reflects the transdisciplinary nature of childhood. The first in the Children and Childhoods series, this volume examines multiple perspectives, places and practices that constitute early childhood. The many facets of how children and childhoods are seen, where they are enacted and how they are played out are explained through explorations of playgrounds, hospitals, museums, child care centres and other locations. Similarly diverse are the methodologies that underpin these investigations. Children, practitioners, families and researchers all contribute to this cornucopia of children and childhoods. -- Internet
Volume 1 draws on a range of papers presented at the innaugural Children and Childhoods Symposium, held at Macquarie University, Australia in 2010. The examination of how children and childhoods are seen (perspectives), where they are enacted (places) and how they are played out (practices) sets the scene for the series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Child development.
Early childhood education -- Congresses.
Early childhood education -- Activity programs -- Congresses.
Early childhood education -- Australia -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author De Gioia, Katey.
Whiteman, Peter.
Macquarie University. Institute of Early Childhood.
ISBN 1443834831 (electronic bk.)
9781443834834 (electronic bk.)