Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens

Mary Jane and Sally went on to produce a report Meeting the Child: Approaches to Observation and Assessment in Steiner Kindergartens (Drummond and Jenkinson ...

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Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136733260

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Contributors to this accessible book will show how Steiner kindergarten philosophy and practice differs from approaches found in many nursery and reception classes, particularly with regards to assessment, encouraging readers to engage in critical reflection on their own practice as early years professionals.

Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens

The contributors to this book, who include both experienced Steiner educators and early childhood experts from other backgrounds, have worked together to explore and understand what is distinctive about Steiner kindergarten practice.

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Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136733253

Category: Education

Page: 140

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What can early years practitioners learn from Steiner kindergartens? What is distinctive about Steiner kindergarten teachers’ ways of getting to know children? As demands for accountability in Early Years settings continue to grow, external pressure to assess children and to measure their progress can disrupt the development of informal and intimate relationships between teachers and children. The contributors to this book, who include both experienced Steiner educators and early childhood experts from other backgrounds, have worked together to explore and understand what is distinctive about Steiner kindergarten practice. They present a variety of perspectives on the ways in which kindergarten teachers’ practices, values and beliefs can help children to find and construct their own identities, through play and through engagement in the life of their community. The authors explore key aspects of Steiner kindergarten practice, including caring for the physical environment, establishing rhythms and routines for children’s activity, and providing times and spaces in which teachers and children can get to know each other. By meeting with children and teachers, through rich accounts of day to day life in kindergartens and through accounts of the values and principles which inform their practice, readers will be encouraged to question and reflect on their own approaches to observation and assessment.

International Handbook of Early Childhood Education

Looking inside the kindergarten. The apple press. In R. Parker-Rees (Ed.), Meeting the child in Steiner Kindergartens. An exploration of beliefs, ...

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Author: Marilyn Fleer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789402409277

Category: Education

Page: 1620

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This international handbook gives a comprehensive overview of findings from longstanding and contemporary research, theory, and practices in early childhood education in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The first volume of the handbook addresses theory, methodology, and the research activities and research needs of particular regions. The second volume examines in detail innovations and longstanding programs, curriculum and assessment, and conceptions and research into child, family and communities. The two volumes of this handbook address the current theory, methodologies and research needs of specific countries and provide insight into existing global similarities in early childhood practices. By paying special attention to what is happening in the larger world contexts, the volumes provide a representative overview of early childhood education practices and research, and redress the current North-South imbalance of published work on the subject.

Early Childhood Studies

Drummond, M. and Jenkinson, S. (2009) Meeting the Child: Approaches to Observation and Assessment in Steiner Kindergartens. Plymouth: University of Plymouth ...

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Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473933651

Category: Education

Page: 320

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For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers. What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures? How do children grow and develop? What space do we make for children in our society? How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children? Can children’s play be planned by adults? Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.

How Children Learn New Edition

McMillan M. (1919) The Nursery School (first published in 1919 by Dent and ... Parker-Rees, R. (ed) (2011)Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens, ...

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Author: Linda Pound

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781912611089

Category: Education

Page: 128

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An ideal introduction to the pioneers of educational theory for anyone studying childcare, child development or education – whether at further or higher education level. The first edition of this book has been a best-seller for almost a decade, identified as one of the top ten books for students of child development or early childhood care and education. In this new edition, there is an increased emphasis on both what practice based on particular theories of learning looks like and on criticisms of each theory. A glossary is included in sections highlighting words and concepts particular to the theorist in question. Full-colour photographs are used to illustrate some aspects of each theory or approach. How Children Learn looks at a wide range of theorists and practitioners who have influenced current understandings of how children learn and what this means for work with young children. The book summarises the findings and ideas of famous giants such as Montessori and Piaget as well as the more recent ideas of writers and thinkers such as Howard Gardner and Margaret Donaldson. It begins by looking at the work and life of Comenius who is widely described as the father of modern education and looks at the theory behind different approaches to early childhood care and education such as Steiner Waldorf education, HighScope and Te Whariki. You will find this book invaluable in giving you a clearer picture of how ideas about children’s learning have developed over the past four centuries.

Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach

The use of the term 'kindergarten' to refer to a class of children aged between ... in his introduction to Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens: An ...

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Author: Janni Nicol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415597159

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 173

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"Exploring all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this book: describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings; provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom; 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."--Publisher.

Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Practice

(2011) Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens: An Exploration of Beliefs, Values and Practices. London: Routledge. Salter, J. (1992) The Incarnating ...

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Author: Janni Nicol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317556169

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains the history of Steiner Waldorf education, the role of play in learning and the key themes of rhythm, repetition and reverence with ideas for activities and resources. Practical examples throughout the book involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings allow readers to see the connection between theory and practice. This new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear comparisons between Steiner practice and the revised Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) requirements A section on the growth of international Steiner settings Information on celebrating festivals and outdoor environments This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Steiner Waldorf approach can bring to their practice and children.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Meeting the child in Steiner kindergartens: An exploration of beliefs, values and practices. New York, NY: Routledge. Petrash, J. (2002).

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Author: Donna Couchenour

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483340340

Category: Education

Page: 1600

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The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?

The Child in Society

Parker-Rees, R. (2011) Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens. London: Routledge. Support the application of different philosophical approaches.

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Author: Hazel R Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473911666

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction. Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover: Historical and Cultural Perspectives Policy and Economic Perspectives Psychological and Biological Perspectives Contemporary Views. Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care. This fantastic foundation will help you to begin to understand the relationship between the child and society. Visit https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-child-in-society/book240119#resources for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.

Reclaim Early Childhood

In R. Parker-Rees (Ed.), Meeting the child in Steiner kindergartens: An exploration of beliefs, values, and practices (pp. 94–102). London: Routledge.

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Author: Tamara Suggate Sebastian Suggate

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 9781912480333

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Presents a clear, deep and accessible overview of the philosophical, developmental and educational foundations of Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf education - as a dynamic, adaptable, creative process for which a profound sense of the uniqueness of each child is foundational.

Creative Engagements with Children International Perspectives and Contexts

10Carlina Rinaldi, 'Reading the Book of the Child', in Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens, ed. Rod Parker-Rees (London: Routledge, 2011), 103-116.

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Author: Rachael Jacobs

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848881273

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Creative Engagements with Children: International Perspectives and Contexts explores inter-disciplinary perspectives on the complex issues surrounding the notion of engagement in education.

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

The kindergarten teacher glanced at the children from time to time while ... (2009) Meeting the Child: Approaches to Observation and Assessment in Steiner ...

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Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446210185

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! This new edition of Cathy Nutbrown's much loved book explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. There are brand new entries on: - Attachment - Babies' learning and development - Children's Centres - Citizenship - Digital Technologies - Early Years Foundation Stage - Early Years Professional Status - Neuroscience - Sexualities The rest of the book has also been thoroughly updated and revised, and includes coverage of heuristic play, Early Literacy Development and Parental Involvement. The book offers starting points which provide a clear focus, further reading and discussion of research on thirty-five key topics. It is a must for students following courses in early childhood education and care. Professor Cathy Nutbrown directs and teaches on Masters and Doctoral programmes in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.

Reflective Practice and Early Years Professionalism 2nd Edition Linking Theory and Practice

Drummond, M.J. and Jenkinson, S. (2009) Meeting The Child: Approaches to Observation and Assessment in Steiner Kindergartens.

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Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444189414

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Reflective practice and early years professionalism provides you with detailed support for developing reflective practice in early years provision. Jennie Lindon explores the nature of reflective practice and shows you how to apply these skills for the benefit of children and families. The book covers key concepts about learning and ways to promote continued professional development in the workforce. Reflective practice offers practical advice for individual professionals and also explores the dynamics of reflective practice within teams. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with young children and families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.

Too Much Too Soon

Janni Nicol, Steiner Waldorf early childhood consultant, ... Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth University, editor of Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens.

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Author: Richard House

Publisher: Hawthorn Press

ISBN: 9781907359231

Category: Education

Page: 376

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This title tackles the burning question of how to nurture young children's well-being and learning to reverse the erosion of childhood.

Places for Two year olds in the Early Years

Supporting Learning and Development Jan Georgeson, Verity Campbell-Barr ... and he has edited Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens: An Exploration of ...

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Author: Jan Georgeson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317289449

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Grounded in recent research on the challenges of working with two-year-olds, Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years explores how this often overlooked age group is presented in policy and practice, and discusses why working with two-year-olds can be both exciting and highly rewarding. The book builds on theoretical understandings of child development, high-quality provision and pedagogical practice, to offer practical solutions for working effectively with two-year-olds and their families in a variety of early years settings. Chapters focus on the specific needs of two-year-olds and the accompanying demands made on settings and practitioners. Many topics are also approached from a practical perspective, prompting readers to consider their own experiences of working with two-year-olds. The book explores: understandings of ‘high quality’ education and care varying workforce requirements and professional development how practitioners develop knowledge(s) about working with two-year-olds physical and social environments for two-year-olds the role of the adult or key person in supporting children’s development provision of services for disadvantaged two-year-olds. With reflective questions and annotated further reading included throughout, Places for Two-year-olds in the Early Years is essential reading for practitioners, policy-makers and students involved in this often overlooked area of early years provision.

Threads of Thinking

Drummond, M.J. and Jenkinson, S. (2009) Meeting the Child: Approaches to Observation and Assessment in Steiner Kindergartens. A report from the Faculty of ...

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Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446210192

Category: Education

Page: 216

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In her new edition of this popular book, Cathy Nutbrown presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children's thinking. She shows, with detailed observation, that they are able and active learners. She considers aspects of children's patterns of learning and thinking - or schemas - and demonstrates clearly how children learn in an active, dynamic and creative way. This book makes schema theory explicit in practice. Supported by numerous detailed examples and the discussion of difficult theoretical issues, it illustrates children's learning in areas such as literacy, maths and science. This new edition includes: - discussion on the need for professional development - changes in early years pedagogy - more discussion of theories of learning in relation to curriculum and teaching practices - new examples of children's drawings - new suggestions for using stories to support schemas. Threads of Thinking is for early years practitioners who wish to support and develop children's learning. Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Director of Studies in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.

Reflective Practice and Early Years Professionalism 3rd Edition Linking Theory and Practice

HM Inspectorate of Education (2007) The Child at the Centre: ... /c/continenceandtoiletissuesschools Nicol, J. (2007) Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach ...

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Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471866128

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Ensure your students link theory with practice with this updated version of the authoritative and accessible series from Jennie Lindon Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Reflective Practice and Early Years Professonalism provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes. · Provides detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter · 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role. · Ensures the latest thinking and research is covered in full.

Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner

Dr. Steiner: There is good progress in the foreign languages. A teacher reports about the kindergarten with thirty-three children. She asks if the children ...

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Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109949

Category: Education

Page: 537

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The Waldorf School movement has it roots in the chaotic period following the First World War. Struggling to create the first school, Rudolf Steiner worked on every detail. Lesson plans, religious education, school hours, course resources, administration, finance, child study; no aspect of school life was beyond his attention. Guiding the faculty and demonstrating a phenomenal range of knowledge, Steiner moved toward his goal of creating a vehicle for social transformation. These two volumes span the years 1919 to 1924 and cover, meeting by meeting, the development of the first Waldorf School. Here is Rudolf Steiner, not through the written word or lectures but in transcribed interaction that details the creation process. Participating in a work in progress, Steiner deals with an amazing array of problems, frustrations, successes and failures. His sleeves rolled up and his sight on a vision that he made a reality, Rudolf Steiner lays the foundations of Waldorf Education. This detailed look, behind the scenes, will interest not only teachers, but also parents and students: anyone who wants to know how a successful worldwide school movement arose.

Influencing Early Childhood Education Key Figures Philosophies And Ideas

Mepham, T. (2009) Introduction. In M-J. Drummond and S.Jenkinson (eds) Meeting the Child: approaches to observation and assessment in Steiner Kindergartens.

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Author: Pound, Linda

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335241569

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book offers an academic, critical approach to theories underpinning current practice in early childhood care and education.

SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood

The main book titles are: Developmental Education for Young Children (Springer, ... Meeting the Child in Steiner Kindergartens: An Exploration of Beliefs, ...

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Author: Elizabeth Brooker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473907164

Category: Education

Page: 448

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'This Handbook offers diverse perspectives from scholars across the globe who help us see play in new ways. At the same time the basic nature of play gives a context for us to learn new theoretical frameworks and methods. A real gem!' - Beth Graue, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA Play and learning scholarship has developed considerably over the last decade, as has the recognition of its importance to children’s learning and development. Containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to building knowledge and expertise in the field, this Handbook focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning scholarship. Organized into three sections which consider: theoretical and philosophical perspectives on play and learning play in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment play contexts. The Handbook's breadth, clarity and rigor will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, as well as professionals with interest in this dynamic and changing field. Liz Brooker is Reader in Early Childhood in the Faculty of Children and Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London. Mindy Blaise is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Susan Edwards is Associate Professor in Curriculum and Pedagogy at Australian Catholic University. This handbook's International Advisory Board included: Jo Aliwood, The University of Newcastle, Australia Pat Broadhead, Leeds Metropolitan University, Australia Stig Brostrom, Aarhus University, Denmark Hasina Ebrahim, University of the Free State, South Africa Beth Graue, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA Amita Gupta, The City College of New York, CUNY, USA Marjatta Kalliala, University of Helsinki, Finland Rebecca Kantor, University of Colorado Denver, USA Colette Murphy, Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ellen Sandseter, Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, Norway