Paperback: £14.99 / $26.95
2009, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, BIC 2: JN JKSB1 JMC
Praise for the second edition:
'(...) the book is easily accessible and will, I feel, succeed in its aim to help readers reach a deeper understanding of children and their lives as well as themselves as adults engaged with children.'
- Early Years: International Journal of Research and Development
'Fawcett's enthusiasm for a more creative approach to children's education, drawing on actual examples and with visual illustrations, is inspiring and provides an uplifting and thought provoking conclusions.'
- British Psychological Society, Debate
'Its strength lies in the fact that it is more than a 'how to' guide, unlike most material for child development professionals... the sections exploring biases in Western child observation are especially valuable. Fawcett's comments on the Reggio Emilia approach sparked new ideas for me, particularly in relation to group work.'
- Speech & Language Therapy in Practice
Praise for the first edition:
' ...a wealth of excellent examples for developing and improving the necessary skills to observe children in context... Mary Fawcett's practical guidance on the collection of evidence and the use of that material is highly informative, irrespective of the area of child study in which the reader is engaged.'
- Child Language Teaching and Therapy
'This slim and readable volume would serve as an eminently practical 'how-to' handbook for trainees of any discipline embarking upon child observation in any context.'
- Child Psychology and Psychiatry
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Edited by Jan Horwath