Early childhood services: theory, policy, and practice

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Open University Press, 2000 - Education - 201 pages
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Explores relationships between theory, policy, and practice in early childhood services, examining how young children learn, approaches to curriculum for young children, the role of adults in supporting children's learning, and children as participants and knowledgeable persons. Some material has been previously published in journals, some is commissioned, and some is from a series of conferences held in 1995-96.

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Contents

How do children learn? Early childhood services
7
What should children learn? Approaches to
49
The future of infant education
74
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About the author (2000)

Helen Penn is Professor of Early Childhood and co-Director of the International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare (CMEC) at the Cass School of Education, University of East London, UK. She has a policy background, and has undertaken consultancies for many international agencies including OECD and EU and for charities such as Save the Children Fund.