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Staff release new early childhood education book

Former staff from the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching have collaborated on a new early childhood education book, The Child in Focus: Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood Education, published through Oxford University Press.

Dr Estelle Irving (now Higher Education Support Unit) and Dr Carol Carter, together with their past and present colleagues, Frances Burton, Melissa Colville, Ann Hooper, Mary Hughes, Sue Lancaster, and Ginette Pestana worked together on the book.

The Child in Focus: Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood Education addresses theory into practice in teaching and learning, curriculum and pedagogy and professional practice in early childhood (birth to age 8). Importantly, the text also discusses wider social and cultural contexts and issues.

The contributors are all experienced teacher educators who drew on their own areas of specialisation in early childhood and primary school education, with chapters that include literacy, mathematics, science, and the arts. The text will be used by students in Holmesglen’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, and in similar courses throughout Australia.

As Oxford University Press notes, “[The book] addresses the national graduate teacher standards described by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the Australian Curriculum, and the National Quality Standard (NQS) of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).”

You can learn more about the book at Oxford University Press.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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