Boys and Schooling in the Early Years

In addition, some commentators have focused on increasing boys' profile and positive experiences of the school. Advice in this instance has included ... under-represented in primary school settings and particularly in the early years.

Author: Paul Connolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134427451

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Boys' underachievement in education has now become a global concern, taxing the minds of governments across the Western world. Boys and Schooling in the Early Years represents the first major study of its kind to focus specifically on young boys and achievement. It makes a powerful argument for the need to begin tackling the problem of boys' lower educational performance in the early years. This book includes one of the most detailed and up-to-date analyses of national evidence regarding gender differences in educational achievement - from the early years through to the end of compulsory schooling. Together with original and in-depth case studies that vividly capture the differing experiences and perspectives of 5-6 year old boys, the book sets out the nature of the problems facing them in education and highlights a number of practical ways in which these issues can begin to be addressed. This is essential reading for all those working in the early years, who are concerned about boys' lower levels of achievement, and want to know what they can do about it.

Learning Bodies

The analysis in this chapter suggests important implications for early childhood curriculum. ... Teachers need to include boys in their own right, under different school circumstances to understand boys' talk and the implications for ...

Author: Julia Coffey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811003066

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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'Learning Bodies’ addresses the lack of attention paid to the body in youth and childhood studies. Whilst a significant range of work on this area has explored gender, class, race and ethnicity, and sexualities – all of which have bodily dimensions – the body is generally studied indirectly, rather than being the central focus. This collection of papers brings together a scholarly range of international, interdisciplinary work on youth, with a specific focus on the body. The authors engage with conceptual, empirical and pedagogical approaches which counteract perspectives that view young people’s bodies primarily as ‘problems’ to be managed, or as sites of risk or deviance. The authors demonstrate that a focus on the body allows us to explore a range of additional dimensions in seeking to understand the experiences of young people. The research is situated across a range of sites in Australia, North America, Britain, Canada, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of disciplines including sociology, education and cultural studies in the process. This collection aims to demonstrate – theoretically, empirically and pedagogically – the implications that emerge from a reframed approach to understanding children and youth by focusing on the body and embodiment.

Men Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Big and muscular boys: food and eating 69 Emilson, A. and Johansson, E. (2013) 'Participation and gender in circle time situations in pre-school', International Journal of Early Years Education, 21 (1): 56–69. Frosh, S., Phoenix, A. and ...

Author: Simon Brownhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317631668

Category: Education

Page: 163

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This stimulating book sets out to critically explore the notion of men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. It addresses the global pattern of gender, teaching and care where men are in the minority, and explores the notion that the greater involvement of men within teaching and associated professions has the potential to transform gender relations for future generations. International contributors raise critical questions about the construction of masculinities, the continuing reluctance of men to engage in this type of work, and the influence of political and public debates on the issue. Through this engaging discussion readers are asked to question whether this is something that we should care about, with key topics including: The roles of men in education and care Teachers’ beliefs, norms and values of gender equality The construction of male identities Gendered ideals, and children’s interpretations of gender. Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education brings together a refreshing and critical set of perspectives linked to an increasingly important educational debate and will be a valuable text for practitioners, professionals, policy makers and parents/carers.

Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years

Philadelphia: Quirk Books. Dewey, J. (1916) Democracy and education: an introduction to the philosophy of education (1966 edn). New York: Free Press. DfE (2014a) Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage.

Author: Julie Cigman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317508151

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years addresses the fact that boys do less well than girls in all areas of learning in the Early Years and continue to lag behind girls in assessments throughout their school careers. This book draws on current research to provide practical advice on ways in which Early Years practitioners can create positive learning environments for all children. It explores how best to match provision to all children’s learning styles, aiding their progress in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development. Final chapters show how learning in all other curriculum areas can follow, in a carefully designed environment. Key points explored include: the environment we can create to enable both boys and girls to become confident and autonomous learners ways that practitioners can evaluate and enhance provision to improve levels of well-being and involvement physical development and the value of active, challenging and adventurous play practical ways to stimulate language development planned activities and rich experiences that support holistic learning in an inspiring environment. Giving clear guidance on helping boys to meet high expectations in a playful and creative way, Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years is an essential read for anyone working to create a positive foundation for boys in Early Years education.

Supporting Boys Writing in the Early Years

Playing Around in School: Implications for Learning and Educational Policy. ... Gussin Paley, V. (1991) The Boy Who Would be a Helicopter. ... Hall, N. and Robinson, A. (2003 edition) Exploring Writing and Play in the Early Years.

Author: Julie Cigman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351357029

Category: Education

Page: 164

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This second edition of Supporting Boys’ Writing in the Early Years shows how you can help boys to become confident and capable writers by supporting them to write in ways that make sense to them – on the move, outside and inside, in dens, in bushes, in mud, or sprawled on the floor dressed as superheroes. The book reveals that a playful, child-centred approach can allow boys and girls to develop a writers’ voice, raise attainment in writing and enhance all aspects of young children’s development. This new edition includes: brand new examples, case studies and photographs from over 200 recent early writing projects; up-to-date references fully in line with the latest Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) documentation; a response to the increased focus in schools on handwriting, in particular on cursive handwriting; a questioning of the place of objective-led print in the classroom and a recommendation that environmental print should reflect learning rather than teaching; imaginative ideas for developing oral and written storytelling; a consideration of some of the ways in which challenging active play, such as superhero and weapon play, can be channelled into playful writing; a greater discussion and challenging of the emphasis placed on outcomes, over the process of learning and development. Supporting Boys' Writing in the Early Years will help you to create a truly enabling environment for writing and supports the belief that writing experiences should be EPIC: Everywhere, Playful and Purposeful, Inspirational and Contextualised. It is an essential read for all practitioners who want the children in their setting to flourish as motivated and creative writers.

Physical Education in the Early Years

Finally, a word about boys in pre-school classes. Observational studies (Cooper 1972, Wetton 1980, Millar 1971) show clearly that boys have a need to be involved in what has been termed, 'rough-and-tumble play', which is a difficult ...

Author: Pauline Wetton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136175497

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book begins with an overview of the first months of a child's life, with an indication of the major movement milestones which all children should reach before they enter the pre-school phase. The rest of the book gives information about developing children's physical skills in dance, games and gymnastics throughout the pre-school and infant school phase. It also addresses many of the contemporary issues surrounding the delivery of the PE curriculum in schools including the assessment of pupil's performance. This book will help students, teachers and curriculum leaders deliver a sound PE education to children aged 3-7, and will also prove useful to all those involved in early years education. Pauline Wetton is currently a lecturer in education and an assistant director of sport at the University of Durham. The Teaching and Learning in the First Three Years at School series is edited by Joy Palmer.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Although boys and girls experience similar levels of exposure to family instability, there is some evidence that boys are more negatively ... The early years of schooling represent a major life transition during early childhood.

Author: Donna Couchenour

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506353173

Category: Education

Page: 3481

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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?

Understanding Gender and Early Childhood

Type 'the feminisation of education' into a search engine and you will quickly note a moral panic which has been consistently spreading through the media for the last 20 years. You will see headlines such as: 'The betrayal of our boys' ...

Author: Jo Josephidou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639029

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Understanding Gender and Early Childhood is a comprehensive and accessible introduction into the main issues around gender and what these mean for our youngest children. Drawing on key theories and research, and illustrating each topic with case studies, reflective questions and a summary of key points, students are encouraged to question why it is more relevant than ever to consider gender issues and to reflect critically on their own practice and on the practice of others. The three parts examine gender in relation to the children, the workforce and wider society, concluding with inclusive suggestions for the future of the early years classroom. Topics covered include: how gender impacts on children’s play, learning and achievement, the gender imbalance in the early years workforce and the impact of this on children, the gendered ways in which people engage with children, gender issues in children’s health. This book is an essential read for those studying on Early Years and Early Childhood courses, along with practitioners and anyone else who wants to develop their understanding of the most pressing issues relating to gender and early childhood practice.

Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

Although the quality of pre-school shows a positive impact in reducing antisocial behaviour over the age of 3, there was also a weak association between very long duration of pre-school (with an early start aged under 2 years) and ...

Author: Gillian Pugh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412921077

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Since the publication of Every Child Matters in 2003, and the enactment of the 2004 Children's Act, children's services in the UK have undergone - and continue to undergo - a sea change. With a focus on improving outcomes for all children, and of closing the gap between those who do well and those who do not, the importance of the early years of children's lives and of supporting families through integrated service provision are now centre stage. Earlier editions of this book have argued for coherent policies for young children and for an expansion of high quality early childhood services. This edition reflects the many developments across the early childhood field in the past few years, with a particular emphasis on working together across agency boundaries to respond effectively to the needs of children and families. Much has been achieved, although there is still progress to be made. The book covers - policy and service development at national and local levels, including the broader children's services agenda, as well as specific developments for young children, such as Sure Start and children's centres - the international context for early childhood services - the development of frameworks for curriculum, for assessment and for inspection - the voice of the child, diversity and inclusion - working in multi-agency teams, and with parents - the impact of research - training and workforce issues This Fourth Edition is extensively revised and most of the chapters are completely new. The authors are all distinguished figures in the early childhood field.

D H Lawrence The Early Years 1885 1912

In some ways , too , particularly after the closeness and familiarity ( and violence and contempt ) of the Beauvale school , the life of the scholarship boy at Nottingham High School was strangely quiet , unfamiliar and isolat- ing .

Author: John Worthen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521437725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

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Recounts the novelist's early years as a teacher in London, and reveals how his sexual experiences, which included an intense relationship with an older married woman, affected his literary career