Child Observation: A Guide for Early Childhood Students

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This is a key text that enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation in understanding, planning for and educating early years children. It explores the theoretical background to child observation and links it back to practice. Recent important research in the field of child observation is highlighted and ethical implications of research in early childhood are considered. This is essential for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates.

Updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes
A new chapter on observation documentation in the multi-modal age
Includes new material and case studies that explores the essential elements of child observation across the world
Research chapter re-written to make it more accessible for all students
More case studies throughout linking theory to practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages296
ISBN (Print)9781526449993, 9781526460677
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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