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  • Subject index

This accessible introduction to the history of early childhood education emphasises the role of history and philosophy in early childhood practice today. Firmly grounded in current policy from across the UK, the text features a series of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify various philosophical positions in early childhood. This second edition has been fully updated and revised in line with recent policy changes, and contains new and updated biographies of key pioneers as well as three brand new conversations with historical figures.

The book is useful for a range of students of Early Childhood Education or History of Education, from first year undergraduates to PhD students. It will also be incredibly valuable to Early Years trainee teachers, practitioners and policy makers.

The Pioneers: Their Lives and Works
The pioneers: Their lives and works

In this part of the book we have presented a chronologically arranged series of biographies of 27 key figures who contributed as pioneers to the development of early childhood education and care through their work in: child development; philosophy; psychology; curriculum; pedagogy; social policy; and different forms ...

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