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Sociology and Social Policy: in Early Childhood Education

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ISBN: 9781739314866
AuthorO'Brien, Emma Zara
Pub Date02/06/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages256
Publisher: Boru Press Ltd
Quick overview A comprehensive overview of sociology and its importance to the field of ECE, revealing how a child is shaped and impacted, both positively and negatively, within and by their society.
€31.99

Introduces many of the fundamentals of sociology: how sociology is defined; the sociological perspective; and the core concepts and dominant perspectives in sociology

Explains sociology of ECE concepts such as understanding learning, pedagogy and care and how these are embedded within, and reflective of, a society’s culture, values and policies

Examines how we understand children’s learning, its function and how more traditional ideas are being challenged in the transition to more ‘child as an agent in their own learning’ understandings

Introduces concepts such as culture, the family and health with reference to ECE as well as inequality and social issues in society and their implications for ECE

Defines the perspectives of social constructionism, social structuralism, ethnography and the child standpoint approach

Discusses the issue of ‘agency’ against the backdrop of the UNCRC and a ‘rights vs needs’ approach

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Product description

Introduces many of the fundamentals of sociology: how sociology is defined; the sociological perspective; and the core concepts and dominant perspectives in sociology

Explains sociology of ECE concepts such as understanding learning, pedagogy and care and how these are embedded within, and reflective of, a society’s culture, values and policies

Examines how we understand children’s learning, its function and how more traditional ideas are being challenged in the transition to more ‘child as an agent in their own learning’ understandings

Introduces concepts such as culture, the family and health with reference to ECE as well as inequality and social issues in society and their implications for ECE

Defines the perspectives of social constructionism, social structuralism, ethnography and the child standpoint approach

Discusses the issue of ‘agency’ against the backdrop of the UNCRC and a ‘rights vs needs’ approach

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