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Author Degotardi, Sheila.

Title The Relationship Worlds Of Infants And Toddlers : Multiple Perspectives From Early Years Theory And Practice
Published Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (170 pages)
Contents Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Praise for this book; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; 1 Relationships in early years settings: definitions and challenges; What is 'a relationship'?; The significance of relationships; The contemporary lives of infants and toddlers; Multiple relationships: contexts, networks and perspectives; About this book; Notes; 2 Multiple perspectives: images, evidence and professional practice; Sites of struggle; Some forces at play; Thoughtful agents; The significance of critical reflection; Some final thoughts
3 What kind of relationship? Variations in dimensions andfunctionsThe dimensions of relationships; What contributes to relationship variation?; Relationship functions; Different relationships -- different functions; Whose perspective matters?; Some final thoughts; 4 Forming relationships: transitioning into the group setting; The challenge of transitions; Early days; Once we've said goodbye: establishing educator-child relationships; Fostering peer relationships; The active role of infants and their peers; Some final thoughts; Note
5 Relationships with and between adults: caring, learning and working togetherA 'triangle' of relationships; Parent-educator relationships; Educator-child relationships; Relationships between professionals; Some final thoughts; 6 Relationships with peers: togetherness, cooperation, friendship and belonging; Turning the spotlight on the social capabilities of infants; Infants in groups; Togetherness; Cooperation and negotiation; Peer group culture; Some final thoughts; 7 Realizing the potential of relationship-based pedagogies
Why do we need relationship- based approaches to infant-toddler programmes?Issues to consider; Moving forward: living and learning together; References; Index
Summary Taking as its starting point that young children learn and develop in a network of relationships, this book emphasises that each relationship has its own specific features, functions and learning/teaching affordances (Thompson, 2005)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-141) and index
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Subject Early childhood education.
Infants -- Development.
Interpersonal relations in children.
Form Electronic book
Author Pearson, Emma.
ISBN 0335263011 (electronic bk.)
9780335263011 (electronic bk.)