This book provides:
It is rich in examples and draws on a variety of New Zealand studies to illustrate different approaches:
It illustrates how observations in early childhood settings can contribute to providing high-qualilty education. Systematic observation, using sociocultural approaches can help teachers:
The author has provided a stimulating array of ideas about observation and its benefits. Any practitioner or researcher using this book will find much to enhance their professional practice.
Valerie Podmore is an associate professor in the School of Education Studies at Victoria University College of Education in Wellington. She has been actively involved in co-ordinating observational research projects in early childhood education settings for many years.