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The Ecology of Preschool Behaviour

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  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521133876

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  • This book was originally published in 1980. At the time of publication the importance of the preschool years in a child's development and education had been recognised by educationalists, psychologists, and indeed parents, and there was a corresponding commitment to expand and improve nursery and playgroup facilities for preschool children. Yet, despite this recognition, there had been little sustained experimental work designed to examine the effects and importance of resources and their deployment in preschool institutions. The details of Peter Smith and Kevin Connolly's research are set out in full and its implications carefully drawn and related to other work in the field. The authors write with precision and clarity, and their research became required reading for developmental psychologists, educationalists, those interested in the effects of the environment upon behaviour and others involved in the administration and provision of nurseries and playgroups.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521133876
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: research perspectives
    2. Research philosophy and methods
    3. Preschool behaviour and the physical environment: a review
    4. Number of children in the group
    5. Amounts of space and play equipment
    6. Subsidiary studies on physical resources
    7. Preschool behaviour and the physical environment: comparison of the separate studies with each other and with previous research
    8. Studies of preschool curricula and staff: child ratio: a review
    9. A comparison of structured-activities and free-play conditions
    10. Variations in staff: child ratio in structured-activities conditions
    11. Structured activities in the preschool: comparison of present studies with previous research
    12. Implications and applications
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Kevin J. Connolly

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