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Early Childhood, An Introductory Text
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Since the last edition there have been a number of important policy developments of relevance including - a national childcare strategy - a white paper on early education - a national children's strategy - a strategy for play - the establishment of the Office of Ombudsman for Children - the establishment of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education - a discussion document on a curriculum for early childhood





The text is written for students taking certificates, diplomas and degrees in early childhood education and NCVA courses in childcare, and for those taking courses in education, applied social studies, psychology and related fields.





Addresses early education theories which have been updated by contemporary understanding of how young children learn. It also takes account of such issues as diversity, equality and inclusion.





Provides practical examples with suggested applications of theory to achieve best practice and positive learning outcomes for children.





Facilitates student learning in an accessible way through review questions at the end of each chapter.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychology Publisher: Gill Publication Date: 23/08/2005 ISBN-13: 9780717139323  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Noirin Hayes (PhD) is a lecturer and researcher at the Dublin Institute of Technology. She is the author of a number of reports and books including The Case for a National Policy in Early Education (1995); Window on Early Education in Ireland (1997) and Children's Rights - Whose Right: A review of child policy development in Ireland (2002). She has served on a variety of government working groups, committees and commissions including the Expert Working Group on Childcare.

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