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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.

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.

Practitioner Research In Early Childhood

Author : Linda Newman
ISBN : 9781473934207
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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.

Evidence Policy And Practice

Author : Jon Glasby
ISBN : 9781847422842
Genre : Medical
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This edited book provides a hard-hitting and deliberately provocative overview of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice, how policy is implemented and how research can and should influence the policy process. It critiques the notion of 'evidence-based practice', suggesting instead a more inclusive idea of 'knowledge-base practice', based in part on the lived experience of service users. It will be of interest to everyone in health and social care policy, practice and research.

Bridging The Know Do Gap

Author : Gabriele Bammer
ISBN : 9781921666407
Genre : Children
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Today's children are tomorrow's citizens. Good health and well-being in the early years are the foundations for well-adjusted and productive adult lives and a thriving society. But children are being let down in Australia and elsewhere by the lack of knowledge transfer between the worlds of research, policy and practice. Improving such transfer is the job of knowledge brokers - the various ways they can operate are explored in this book through case examples and the lessons learned from experienced proponents. The book concludes by posing three sets of ideas to shape the future of knowledge brokering.

The Fate Of Progressive Language Policies And Practices

Author : Curt Dudley-Marling
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111575770
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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)

Critical Social Work With Children And Families

Author : Steve Rogowski
ISBN : 9781447305026
Genre : Social Science
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This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work in the U.K., and examines the theory, context and application of such approaches. Radical social work of the 1970s declined as the rise of neoliberalism changed the nature of the welfare state along with what social workers do and how. A looser critical approach developed, although practitioner demoralisation and disillusionment led to the ‘second wave’ of radical social work in the late 2000s. Despite challenges, critical practice is both necessary and possible in the neoliberal world. Drawing on the author’s unique experience, core areas of practice with children and families are covered, including real life case studies, key point summaries and suggestions for further reading. The essential argument is for an emancipatory practice geared to meeting immediate needs, as well as having some vision of a future, more socially just and equal, society. The book will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate social work students, experienced practitioners, educators, managers and policy makers.

Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Author : Gaile S Cannella
ISBN : 9781629580128
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This comprehensive volume of contemporary, original articles by leading figures in qualitative research places the critical qualitative research in its historical context, describes the current landscape, and offers the opportunities of a critical qualitative inquiry for the future.

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