Early Childhood Education & Care

Unique new text introducing the theories and concepts of Early Childhood Education and Care, highlighting the knowledge, values and skills required to become a competent ECEC practitioner in Ireland today.

Written by educators, practitioners and policy experts from across Ireland, this book is organised in four parts:

Part 1: Theoretical Underpinnings of Early Childhood Education and Care

Introduces students to the key concepts and theories from a range of relevant disciplines, enabling them to make sense of a child’s place in the world.

Part 2: Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Care

Demonstrates the richness and breadth of pre-school learning models, describing the numerous theoretical and practical perspectives in early education and care.

Part 3: Pedagogy and Learning

Explores the different types of environments and situations contributing to young children’s learning and reinforces the importance of engaging with parents and the community.

Part 4: structures and Issues

Outlines the unique character of the ECEC sector in Ireland, while also highlighting the importance of ethics and the significance of diversity in ECEC practice.

Suitable For:

Undergraduate degree programmes in Early Childhood Education and Care in Institutes of Technology and Colleges of Education.

Unique new text introducing the theories and concepts
of Early Childhood Education and Care, while
highlighting the knowledge, values and skills required
to become a competent ECEC practitioner in Ireland
today.
Written by educators, practitioners and policy experts from
across Ireland, this book is organised in four parts:
Part 1: Theoretical Underpinnings of Early Childhood
Education and Care
Introduces students to the key concepts and theories from
a range of relevant disciplines, enabling them to make
sense of a child’s place in the world.
Part 2: Approaches to ECEC
Demonstrates the richness and breadth of pre-school
learning models, describing the numerous theoretical and
practical perspectives in early education and care.
Part 3: Pedagogy and Learning
Explores the different types of environments and situations
contributing to young children’s learning and reinforces the
importance of engaging with parents and the community.
Part 4: Issues and Context
Outlines the unique character of the ECEC sector in
Ireland, while also highlighting the importance of ethics
and the significance of diversity in ECEC practice.
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ISBN

9780717153244

Publication Date

March 2012

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 224 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

 

Introduction: Children at the Centre of Practice
PART 1: Theoretical Underpinnings of Early Childhood
Education and Care
1: The Development of Early Childhood Education in Ireland in
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Dimensions

234 x 158 mm

Author(s)

By Máire Mhic Mhathúna and Mark Taylor

Availability Status

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Máire Mhic Mhathúna, MEd, PhD, is a lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Dr Mark Taylor is a lecturer in the School of Business and Humanities, Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Máire Mhic Mhathúna, MEd, PhD, is a lecturer in
Early Childhood Education at the Dublin Institute
of Technology.
Dr Mark Taylor is a lecturer in the School of
Business and Humanities, Institute of
Technology, Sligo
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