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Foundation Stage Teacher in Action: Teaching 3, 4 and 5 year olds 3ed

by Margaret Edgington Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Pub Date:
09/2004
ISBN:
9780761944195
Format:
Pbk 296 pages
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`This Second Edition brings a broader perspective to the early years world. Margaret's years of experience as a practitioner and consultant in the field are evident and she manages to blend good practice, policy and theoretical aspects, bringing an astute yet sensitive approach to the early years practitioners' varied experiences and qualifications.

The book reaches not only those who are starting on their careers as early years practitioners, but also those who have been there a long time and witnessed many, often bewildering changes, where their beliefs and practice have been challenged. The new edition should be essential reading not only for those working in the field, whatever stage in their careers, but also for anyone who seeks to understand small children and support them in the best way possible' - Angela D Nurse, Head of Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University College

This is a fully revised and updated edition of the author's best selling book The Nursery Teacher in Action, Second Edition.

This book now includes an extended section on leadership, on managing the foundation stage and involving the team in monitoring and evaluating foundation stage practice. Curriculum, planning and assessment now reflect the new statutory guidance on the Foundation Stage Curriculum and Profile. The author reviews the implementation of the Foundation Stage and the Profile - positive developments and areas which are still proving challenging.


New material is included on the broadening role of the foundation stage teacher in integrated, multi-disciplinary services and providing support in other settings. The book has been updated to include recent findings from Effective Pedagogy projects and other research on learning styles.


The Foundation Stage Teacher is essential reading for all early years students and practitioners; early years course tutors, and teachers new to working with 3-5 year olds and also primary headteachers.

Table of Contents:

Introduction


The Specialist Early Years Teacher


Some Key Characteristics



Leading the Foundation Stage Team


Co-ordinating Early Years Practice


Helping Children Feel 'At Home'


Helping Children to 'Branch Out'


Keeping Records


Planning and Assessment



Learning with Children


Managing Complexity


Looking Outwards, Looking Inwards



Supporting Other Practitioners


Developing the Foundation Stage

Introduction The Specialist Early Years Teacher Some Key Characteristics Leading the Foundation Stage Team Co-ordinating Early Years Practice Helping Children Feel 'At Home' Helping Children to 'Branch Out' Keeping Records Planning and Assessment Learning with Children Managing Complexity Looking Outwards, Looking Inwards Supporting Other Practitioners Developing the Foundation Stage

`The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action is one of the definitive texts on the foundation stage, in which Margaret Edgington deals with the realities of practice based on theory and early years principles. It is immensely practical and easy to read, and while it deserves to be read from cover to cover, this New Edition is particularly accessible for those who want to dip in or who need to refer to a specific chapter' - Early Education



`If you are new to the Foundation Stage, have been working in the Early Years for a few years, or for longer than you care to remember, if you have responsibility for employing staff for the Foundation Stage within your setting or if you work in a different key stage but have co-ordinator responsibility for the Foundation Stage, you should buy this book!' - National Campaign for Nursery Education Newsletter

Margaret Edgington Independent Early Years Consultant