Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Early Childhood

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Author: Theodora Papatheodorou
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN-13: 9781446207543
Publishing year: January 2012
No of pages: 256
Weight: 580 grm
Language: English
Book binding: Hardback

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By exploring the key issues, arguments and messages that exist in the field, this book provides an international, comparative look at aspects of early childhood education and care. Pedagogical practices, learning cultures and the professional development of practitioners are considered within the wider political agenda of different countries. Pertinent policy and practice issues, such as numeracy and literacy, are carefully examined. The text highlights how important it is to engage with and listen to children, to provide positive learning encounters. Divided into four parts, the book covers:Children's Learning CulturesCulture of PedagogyCultural Perspectives on CurriculumCultures of Professional DevelopmentChapters cover key topics such as:Multi-sensory learning Outdoor learningChildren's voiceChildren as mentorsLiteracy and mathematicsWith expert contributors drawn from across the world, this book is vital reading for all those studying comparative education on early years courses.