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Early Years Policy And Practice

Author : Pat Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781909330641
Genre : Education
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A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand early years’ policy and practice. It provides a succinct insight into key elements of the national and international political, economic and social agendas that influence and affect young children’s lives, and the impact of these on early years’ professional practice and provision. It provides a critical examination of policy development and its application within an historical and international context.

The Early Years Teacher S Book

Author : Leonie Abrahamson
ISBN : 9781526450777
Genre : Education
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This book guides you through what you need to know about Early Years Teacher Status step-by-step. It explains how you can work to meet each of the Standards and assessment requirements. The author addresses trainees’ common concerns about early years practice and study skills and meeting EYTS requirements and gives many examples of the strategies that trainees found most helpful. Each chapter explores each aspect of every Standard and indicator, with notes on theory, practical tips, case studies, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book helps you to: • understand all aspects of each Standard and indicator; • link your practice to the Standards; • understand the assessment requirements and how to strengthen your evidence; • plan and track your evidence; • complete your written assignments and create your portfolio with confidence; • develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role. This Second edition has been updated to include new guidance on Standard 7 around the Prevent Agenda and the work of Channel. The text is also updated to include information on the 'Integrated review' at age 2.

International Perspectives On Early Years Workforce Development

Author : Verity Campbell-Barr
ISBN : 9781909682801
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This up to date text is suitable for students on all early years and early childhood courses as well as interested practitioners. It looks at the current structure of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce in different countries, each of which represents a distinct philosophical tradition, tracing what has shaped this structure and examining how politics and policy have moulded the workforce over time. Each chapter analyses historical, philosophical and political developments in the respective country and looks at key theorists, the concepts of childhood that have shaped the workforce and the pedagogical approach. The unique aspects of each country are highlighted along with a consideration of what the future might hold for the workforce. Students and practitioners will achieve a more critical understanding of current practice and the beliefs which underpin particular pedagogical approaches while being encouraged to question their own values and practice.

Developing As A Reflective Early Years Professional

Author : Carol Hayes
ISBN : 9781909682245
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An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus on reflective practice. The early years sector is subject to constant government scrutiny and policy review. Sound reflective skills can empower practitioners at all levels and the sector as a whole to respond confidently to change. In addition, the introduction of the new Early Years Foundation Stage has enshrined within it the concept of reflective practice and the new Ofsted inspection schedule highlights the importance of self-evaluation and of being part of a reflective team. The text examines theories and research into the nature of reflective practice, how it can be used and how it can improve practice and produce a more responsive and thoughtful, research-based workforce for young children and their families. A range of themes, including global childhood poverty, observation and assessment, leadership, and multi-professional working, are then explored, highlighting the importance and application of reflection throughout these areas of research and practice.

Feminism S In Early Childhood

Author : Kylie Smith
ISBN : 9789811030574
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This unique book brings together international scholars from around the globe to examine how different feminist theories are being used in early childhood research, policy and pedagogy. The array of feminist discourses captured by the authors offer contextualised possibilities for disrupting dominant patriarchal beliefs and producing change. The authors address and challenge how early childhood experiences, institutions and practices produce gendered effects across and within diverse contexts and demonstrate how feminism(s) in action can be used to reconceptualise research methods, government policy, children’s learning, teaching practice and educational resources. In this way, the book contributes to creating new knowledge connections and community alliances in the global effort to end gender-based inequalities across local and global communities.

The Fate Of Progressive Language Policies And Practices

Author : Curt Dudley-Marling
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111575770
Genre : Education
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Noting that progressive language policies have encountered and will always encounter fierce resistance, this book presents a collection of essays by progressive language educators, theorists, and policymakers that reflect on the fate of progressive language practices and policies. Part 1 comprises three contextualizing chapters that provide a theoretical and historical backdrop. The "insider" stories of part 2 show how local activity plays a major role in determining the outcomes of projects. Essays in part 1, Progressive Language Projects: Some Framing Issues, are: (1) "Turn, Turn, Turn: Language Education, Politics, and Freedom at the Turn of Three Centuries" (Patrick Shannon); (2) "Progressivism, Critique, and Socially Situated Minds" (James Paul Gee); and (3) "What Is Progressive about Progressive Education?" (John Willinsky). Essays in part 2, Progressive Language Projects: Some Stories, are: (4) "Schooling Disruptions: The Case of Critical Literacy" (Barbara Comber, Phil Cormack, and Jennifer O'Brien); (5) "Desegregation versus Bilingual Education: The Struggles of a School Community" (Caryl Gottlieb Crowell and Robert C. Wortman); (6) "The Struggle for Fratney School" (Bob Peterson); (7) "The Dool School Story" (Jane S. Carpenter and Elena R. Castro); (8) "A Dual Language Program in Phoenix and How It Grew" (John W. Wann, Irma Rivera-Figueroa, Juan Sierra, Brenda Harrell, and Martha R. Arrieta); (9) "Power, Politics, and the Demise of Progressive Education" (Frank Serafini and Carolyn J. Rogers); (10) "Politics and the English Language Arts" (Sheridan Blau); (11) "First-Language Support in the Curriculum" (Nanci Goldman, Joyce Rogers, and Brian A. Smith); (12) "The Rainbow Curriculum: Politics over the Rainbow" (Barbara Gerard); (13) "Two News, Two Views of Toronto Schools: Learning from Broadcast News (or, Lessons on Becoming Articulate)" (Don Dippo); (14) "Sexism in English: A Good News/Bad News Story" (Alleen Pace Nilsen); (15) "'Students' Right to Their Own Language': A Retrospective" (Geneva Smitherman); (16) "In a Contact Zone: Incongruities in the Assessment of Complex Performances of English Teaching Designed for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards" (Anthony R. Petrosky and Ginette Delandshere); and (17) "The International Problems of Shifting from One Literacy to Another" (Miles A. Myers). (RS)

A Handbook Of Children And Young People S Participation

Author : Barry Percy-Smith
ISBN : 9781135267636
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A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation. Promoting the participation of children and young people – in decision-making and policy development, and as active contributors to everyday family and community life – has become a central part of policy and programme initiatives in both majority and minority worlds. This book presents the most useful recent work in children’s participation as a resource for academics, students and practitioners in childhood studies, children’s rights and welfare, child and family social work, youth and community work, governance, aid and development programmes. The book introduces key concepts and debates, and presents a rich collection of accounts of the diverse ways in which children’s participation is understood and enacted around the world, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and young people. It concludes with a number of substantial theoretical contributions that aim to take forward our understanding of children’s participation. The emphasis throughout the text is on learning from the complexity of children’s participation in practice to improve our theoretical understanding, and on using those theoretical insights to challenge practice, with the aim of realising children’s rights and citizenship more fully.

Practitioner Research In Early Childhood

Author : Linda Newman
ISBN : 9781473934214
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"This comprehensive publication rightly establishes early childhood as a critical phase in the education of young people and makes the case for developing our insights regarding early childhood education (ECE) practices through the eyes of practitioner inquiry in the context of collaborative partnerships. It achieves its goal through a series of insightful case studies that not only illuminate the text as stories from the field, but also contribute to our understanding regarding ECE learning and pedagogy."- Susan Groundwater-Smith, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. Bringing together theory and practice, this book draws on the projects and experiences of senior and new researchers implementing various forms of practitioner research. Chapter discussions are informed by international literature to provide insightful reflections on research processes and the contribution of practitioner research in changing practice. The diversity of perspectives across the chapters provides an excellent resource for those undertaking research within early childhood contexts. Features include: the contribution of practitioner research to curriculum and social change. professional development and strengthening learning communities how practitioners can be supported in documenting and articulating their work the relationships between the research community and field of practice through practitioner research projects contemporary problems and issues that frame the practices of early childhood educators case studies from Australia, South Africa, Sweden and Chile A diverse range of case studies that use a range of internationally recognised research methods are presented. The book offers guidance, support and inspiration to practitioners on how to research their implementation of meaningful and sustainable changes in early childhood contexts.

Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Author : Gaile S Cannella
ISBN : 9781315431161
Genre : Psychology
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Critical approaches to qualitative research have made a significant impact on research practice over the past decade. This comprehensive volume of contemporary, original articles places this trend in its historical context, describes the current landscape of critical work, and considers the future of this turn. The book-includes contributions from some of the leading qualitative researchers on three continents;-consists of big-picture articles that describe the dimensions of this research tradition;-situates critical qualitative inquiry in the overall development and landscape of qualitative research.

Early Start

Author : Andrew Karch
ISBN : 9780472118724
Genre : Education
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In the United States, preschool education is characterized by the dominance of a variegated private sector and patchy, uncoordinated oversight of the public sector. Tracing the history of the American debate over preschool education, Andrew Karch argues that the current state of decentralization and fragmentation is the consequence of a chain of reactions and counterreactions to policy decisions dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when preschool advocates did not achieve their vision for a comprehensive national program but did manage to foster initiatives at both the state and national levels. Over time, beneficiaries of these initiatives and officials with jurisdiction over preschool education have become ardent defenders of the status quo. Today, advocates of greater government involvement must take on a diverse and entrenched set of constituencies resistant to policy change. In his close analysis of the politics of preschool education, Karch demonstrates how to apply the concepts of policy feedback, critical junctures, and venue shopping to the study of social policy.

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