Extending Thought in Young Children
A Parent - Teacher Partnership
Assessment | Early Childhood Education | Speech & Language Difficulties
In this fully revised version of Chris Athey's classic text, the author builds on her original internationally renowned research with new illustrations of 'continuity' in children's thinking from early to primary education.
Drawing on her extensive experience and research evidence, she explains how teachers of young children can advance professionally towards a greater knowledge of young children's thinking and learning. The book covers:
o 'forms of thought' used by young children
o assimilation of curriculum content
o parental participation
o the politics of early education
This book is an essential read for students and teachers in early years education.
Chris Athey M Ed, was Principal Lecturer in Education at the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education (RIHE). Funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, she directed the Froebel Early Education Project from 1973 to 1978. She has taught all ages of primary-school children in State and private schools. She has considerable experience of initial teacher training and INSET
The content of the book was clear and concise. My students find it straightforward and provides them with the information they needed.
Informative, interesting and usable text. Helpful to support the practice of new professionals and established practitioners.
A highly recommended text that provides depth and insight into children's learning. Some relevant pictorial representations of schemas and examples of children's work. This is a good text to extend students thinking when they have a basic knowledge of schemas.
Love the inclusion of children's drawings. Really bought the book to life
A great one!
This book encompasses a wide range of areas - a much larger scope than I was anticipating. The book is grounded in historical background and speaks of many current political agendas. It strikes a balance between depth and easy readability that will appeal to a wide audience.
Through the extensive examples Athey gives in this book students will be able to relate practice to theory.
An excellent text relating to schemas observed in young children. A great resource for students studying child development.
Excellent book which really explained schematic play and put it into context.
Many of my students bought this book and referred to it in their assignments.
They found it invaluable in describing and analysisng chidlren's schematic behaviour.
I will be recommending this text on forthcoming courses about symbolic representation and creativity.
It is an essential text for supporting these areas.