The New Early Years Professional

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Celebrating the spirit and need for increased multi-disciplinary working and co-operation in the care and education of children, this book addresses the emergence of a new type of early years professional. It will support the reader in understanding the background and context to the current situation of change and excitement as well as help them reflect on the challenges and ...

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The New Early Years Professional: Dilemmas and Debates

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Overview

Celebrating the spirit and need for increased multi-disciplinary working and co-operation in the care and education of children, this book addresses the emergence of a new type of early years professional. It will support the reader in understanding the background and context to the current situation of change and excitement as well as help them reflect on the challenges and possibilities of future Early Years and interagency working. It covers key issues such as:


  • families, children and culture

  • health and well-being

  • safeguarding children

  • leadership and management.

Adopting an analytical and reflective style appropriate for degree-level study, this book is a core reader for all Early Childhood Studies and Early Years courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843124238
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
About the contributors     ix
Introduction: dilemmas and debates     1
Putting the Early Years into context   Angela D. Nurse     9
Multi-agency development and issues of communication   John Powell     19
The family in context   Angela D. Nurse     32
Child development and psychology   Alan Bainbridge     44
Children's learning   Alan Bainbridge     55
Children learning: a practical point of view   Pamela May     68
Birth to 3   Pamela May   Angela D. Nurse     82
Play and creativity   Pamela May     95
The new health visitor   Sally Robinson   Jane Arnott   Jane Greaves     111
Safeguarding children   Angela D. Nurse     122
Inclusion and special needs: Can education successfully encompass both?   Sue Soan     136
Leadership in the Early Years   Gill Bottle     153
Research in the Early Years   Gill Bottle     166
International perspectives   Angela D. Nurse     178
Index     191
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