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Understanding the… Approach

Series Editor: Pat Brunton, Linda Thornton

Understanding the … Approach is new series providing a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of international approaches to early years education and childcare. The books will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of each approach and its relationship to quality early years practice.

Each book:

  • Describes the key principles of the approach to early childhood with practical examples and case studies;
  • Provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice;
  • Highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;
  • Can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research.

Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, these will be invaluable texts for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

New and Published Books

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  1. Understanding the Te Whariki Approach

    Early years education in practice

    By Wendy Lee, Margaret Carr, Brenda Soutar, Linda Mitchell

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    Understanding the Te Whariki Approach is a much–needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Te Whariki approach, introducing the reader to an innovative bicultural curriculum developed for early childhood services in New Zealand. It will...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice

    By Janni Nicol, Jill Taplin

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf High Scope Approach. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of the Steiner Waldorf Approach to early...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Understanding the Montessori Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice

    By Barbara Isaacs

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice

    By Jane Williams-Siegfredsen

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Forest School Approach in Denmark and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the...

    Published November 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Understanding the HighScope Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice

    By Monica Wiltshire

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    Understanding the HighScope Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the HighScope Approach. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of the HighScope Approach to early childhood and its relationship to...

    Published October 27th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Understanding the Reggio Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Pat Brunton, Linda Thornton

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    ‘Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton have been immersed in the field for many years and write authoritatively, with understanding and clarity. The book is thoroughly up to date and offers a useful reference source. This book is very welcome, it is accessible, readable and sound.’ (Review of the first...

    Published June 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Understanding the Reggio Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice

    By Pat Brunton, Linda Thornton

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    A much-needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Reggio Approach and philosophy, this book: provides an overview of the historical and social background of the Reggio Approach encourages practitioners to look at their individual settings...

    Published January 23rd 2006 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Understanding the Reggio Approach: Early Years Education in Practice, 3rd Edition
    By Pat Brunton, Linda Thornton
    To Be Published December 11th 2014

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