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Implementing Quality Improvement Change In The Early Years

Author : Michael Reed
ISBN : 9781446253779
Genre : Education
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For all those working in Early Years, improving quality experiences for all young children is a priority. By examining issues surrounding quality improvement, the importance of reflective practice and the attributes required in the workplace to effect change and leadership, this book provides a contemporary view of practice. Chapters focus on how settings can improve quality experiences for young children and how to implement strategies that lead to quality improvement. Issues covered include: - multi-disciplinary working - evaluating impact through reflective practice - creativity, digital technologies and play - safeguarding young children - leading practice and leading change - working with parents - improving the quality of student experience This text allows students and practitioners to examine and reflect on practises that lead to creative Quality Improvement Strategies (QIS) in Early Years settings. Michael Reed is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, Institute of Education: Centre for Early Childhood Natalie Canning is a Lecturer in Early Years at The Open University.

Work Based Research In The Early Years

Author : Sue Callan
ISBN : 9781446249857
Genre : Education
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In the early years sector all practitioners are now expected to engage in work-based research, as a means of improving practice and demonstrating leadership. Using examples from recent practitioner projects, this text offers a 'real world' approach to research consistent with models that involve the active participation of children and families. With the aim of clarifying themes and concepts for inexperienced researchers, the text explores ethical principles underpinning research, supported by case studies, which will be of particular relevance to students undertaking their own small-scale investigations. Further reading on research methodology is also included. Chapters are organized under three headings: - planning for research; - doing research; - learning from research. This book provides practitioners and undergraduates with a greater understanding of the position of the researcher, how to facilitate research and the way in which research underpins raising achievement and change in the workplace. There is an emphasis on impact of research on practice, illustrated through reflection on the authors' experience of preparing this text. Sue Callan is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Michael Reed is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Early Childhood Studies at the University of Worcester.

Early Years Teaching And Learning

Author : Denise Reardon
ISBN : 9781473934467
Genre : Education
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Covering all routes to early years teaching, this textbook provides students and practitioners with everything they need to know to achieve their Early Years qualification. Previously titled Achieving Early Years Professional Status, this fantastic new edition is completely revised to include guidance and advice for those studying: Early Years Teacher Status Teach First Early Years Early Years Educator Early Years PGCE With new case studies illustrating best practice this text is also essential for professionals working in Early Years Education, Children’s Centres and local authorities. Journal articles linked to each chapter are available at

Debates On Early Childhood Policies And Practices

Author : Theodora Papatheodorou
ISBN : 9781136587085
Genre : Education
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Globally, Early Years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children’s lives. However, these strategies have also raised further debates regarding the way they have informed and shaped curricula frameworks and pedagogical approaches. The international team of contributors to this book argue that if these issues are not explicitly acknowledged, understood, critiqued and negotiated, emerging policies and documents may potentially lead to disadvantaging, marginalising and even pathologising certain childhoods. Divided into two parts, the volume demonstrates the dialectic nature of both policy and practice. The chapters in this wide-ranging text: explore and articulate the philosophical premises and values that underpin current early childhood policy, curricula and pedagogies explicitly acknowledge and articulate some of potential conflicts and challenges they present provide examples of divergent and creative pedagogical thinking highlight opportunities for enabling pedagogical cultures and encounters. Debates on Early Childhood Policies and Practices is aimed at a wide readership including academics and researchers in early years education, policy makers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, practitioners and early childhood professionals.

A Critical Companion To Early Childhood

Author : Michael Reed
ISBN : 9781473909328
Genre : Education
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In this stimulating and provocative book the editors have drawn together a diverse and international range of respected authors, each of whom has taken a critical approach to the contentious question of how you define and achieve quality early childhood services. It is a book designed to provoke and promote critical dialogue and discourse amongst practitioners and students through critical engagement with the position of the authors within the text. I believe anyone who reads this book will be inspired and motivated to challenge and extend their thinking and professional practice, adopting the critical stance which lies at the heart of quality services for children and families. Professor Chris Pascal, Director of Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) Early childhood is a complex and important area of study where it is important to develop your critical thinking and reflect upon key issues. This book will help do both. It explores interrelated topics such as: Child development Play Safeguarding Professionalism Curriculum and Policy Each chapter will not only engage with what you need to know but help you develop your academic skills. The book also comes with lots of online resources which can be found at and include: Podcasts from the authors of each chapter so you can better understand the key concepts PowerPoints to help you revise the essential information Journal articles related to each chapter provide further reading Michael Reed and Rosie Walker are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood at the Institute of Education, University of Worcester.

Leading Change In The Early Years

Author : Jillian Rodd
ISBN : 9780335263714
Genre : Education
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Teaching Early Years

Author : Donna Pendergast
ISBN : 9781743434048
Genre : Education
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'This new early childhood text provides a comprehensive overview of early childhood education in Australia for children from birth to eight years. It reports on a wide variety of significant early childhood topics and is written in a style directed towards early childhood professionals.' - Kim Walters, President, Early Childhood Teachers Association The early years of care and learning are recognised as crucial for ongoing educational success and future participation in society. Early childhood professionals need specialist preparation to understand and effectively support early years learners. Teaching Early Years offers a systematic, research-based introduction to educating children from birth to eight years. Leading educators identify the key priorities in early years education and cover developmental issues, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Each chapter concludes with questions that guide reflection of the concepts developed in the chapter. Written for early childhood education students, childcare workers and education leaders, Teaching Early Years is an essential resource for anyone involved in caring for and educating early years learners.

Quality Matters In Early Childhood Education And Care Quality Matters In Early Childhood Education And Care Korea 2012

Author : Taguma Miho
ISBN : 9789264175648
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This book focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care in Korea.

The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Grant

Author : John A. Sutterby
ISBN : 9780857242792
Genre : Education
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This volume focuses on the implementation of professional development for early childhood educators, containing chapters on the major implementation decisions for large scale development programs. The collection should provide future developers of professional development with a road map for what works and what might not be as effective.

Starting Strong Iii A Quality Toolbox For Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264123564
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This publication focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care: it aims to define quality and outlines five policy levers that can enhance it.

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