Mike Reed has assembled a ‘big book’ that offers something different to the numerous core textbooks offering factual content already on the market. By meeting the lecturer's need for a text that shows students how to think, read, reflect and write critically, his proposed new Core text would have the USP of being a critical course companion.
The Developing Child
This section invites you to explore the development of your own professional identity through considering and applying the authors’ perspectives and interpretations of theory to practice. Each author shares with you their own reflective personal journey and the impact this has had in shaping their thinking and professional practice.
Each chapter explores a number of interrelated features that are necessary when considering quality ECEC provision. There are five chapters, all of which take a particular position and encourage the reader to reflect on that position and critically examine the content from a number of perspectives. In particular the necessity to link theory with practice and expose key issues rather than arrive at conclusions or an answer. For example you may ...