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From: Information Age Publishing [mailto:marketing@infoagepub.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:40 PM
To: Peter Smagorinsky
Subject: 2 New Education Titles from IAP - Information Age Publishing

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Varied Perspectives on Play and Learning
Theory and Research on Early Years Education


Edited by:
Ole Fredrik Lillemyr, Queen Maud University College <http://www.infoagepub.com/authors/ole-fredrik-lillemyr>
Sue Dockett, Charles Sturt University <http://www.infoagepub.com/authors/sue-dockett>
Bob Perry, Charles Sturt University <http://www.infoagepub.com/authors/bob-perry>

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  *   Paperback 978-1-62396-415-3 Web Price: $39.09
  *   Hardcover 978-1-62396-416-0 Web Price: $73.09
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EDU000000 - EDUCATION: General<http://www.infoagepub.com/browse/education-general>
SOC000000 - SOCIAL SCIENCE: General<http://www.infoagepub.com/browse/social-science-general>
SOC024000 - SOCIAL SCIENCE: Research<http://www.infoagepub.com/browse/social-science-research>

This book brings together an international group of researchers reporting on their work about play and early childhood education across 13 countries - Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, United States of America, India, The Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China and Australia. It contributes to growing international conversations about play and the role of play in early childhood education.

Each of the chapters in this anthology reflects different directions in research as well as a range of approaches to reconceptualising play. Each researcher questions assumptions underpinning young children's play and early childhood education and explores the implications of these questions for further research, practice and policy. Chapters report a wide range of innovative and transformative research, focusing on areas such as the play of infants and toddlers, the role of values in play, the complexity of connections between play and learning, motivation, the role and understandings of early childhood educators in promoting children's play, risky play and the impact of Westernised approaches to play in different contexts.

This book argues for the importance of children's play at a time when there is a great deal of pressure to increase the academic focus of early education and to eliminate play that could be deemed risky. Several authors note moves towards pedagogies of play and explore the potential links between play and learning in early education settings. The research reported in this book is a timely reminder of the value of play, for and of itself, as well as the learning potential of play. It provides a pathway into the debates about the role and value of play in early years education for students, researchers and policy-makers.

English Learner Instruction through Collaboration and Inquiry in Teacher Education


Edited by:
James F. Nagle, Saint Michael's College <http://www.infoagepub.com/authors/james-f-nagle>

  *   Buy Online at http://www.infoagepub.com/products/English-Learner-Instruction-through-Collaboration-and-Inquiry-in-Teacher-Education
  *   Paperback 9781623964849 Web Price: $39.09
  *   Hardcover 9781623964856 Web Price: $73.09
  *   eBook 9781623964863
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EDU018000 - EDUCATION: Language Experience Approach<http://www.infoagepub.com/browse/education-language-experience-approach>
EDU037000 - EDUCATION: Research<http://www.infoagepub.com/browse/education-research>

In an era of accountability and increased demand of literacy competency, this book provides examples of how teacher educators and teachers have come together to learn from each other and from English learners. The chapters in this book follow a teacher learning framework that highlights joint work, features inquiry into practice and integrates disciplinary content knowledge with culturally and linguistically responsive teaching.

While the chapters feature different venues for teacher learning, they all depict the process of teachers and teacher educators striving to integrate English learner instruction into mainstream teacher education. This book will be a resource for faculty in teacher education programs and for administrative personnel in school districts to illustrate the process of building authentic collaborations that can improve teacher learning and understanding about English learner instruction.

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