‘The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.’ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

The Child in the Socio-cultural Context
The child in the socio-cultural context


The five chapters in Part 2 focus on some of the changes in the ‘lived lives’ of children in the UK in the 21st century that impact on their health and well-being and ultimately on their learning and development. There is no attempt to provide answers to some of the factors identified that inevitably become problematised, particularly in the media, such as changes to family structure and changed attitudes and responses to the role of parents, but it is important to raise the awareness of all those involved in ECEC. There is increased understanding of the importance of family and community, as well as the physical environment, on children's ability to learn and ...

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