• Summary
  • Contents
  • 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.

Linking the Past with the Present
Linking the past with the present

In this final part of the book we bring together the present with the past and look at the relation of contemporary issues and policies with their historical precedents. We reflect on some of the important contemporary issues of the early twenty-first century which affect early childhood education and care and the ...

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