Early Childhood Education and Care: Policy and Practice / Edition 1
Currently, the majority of textbooks for early childhood education in the UK focus on the situation in England. As a result, readers may have a skewed perspective on policy and practice, and not be aware of the varying and different contexts in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Also, those working in settings not in England have to work hard to apply texts to their own contexts. This book gives the reader easy access to information on the policies and practices in ECEC across each of the countries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Each chapter covers background information; policy and practice in early childhood education and care; transition; schooling and curriculum; quality assurance, examination, and inspection; professional development and training; future and imminent changes; and case studies of children's lives.
Chapter 1 - Introduction Margaret M Clark and Tim Waller Chapter 2 - England Gill Mc Gillivray Chapter 3 - Northern Ireland Glenda Walsh Chapter 4 - The Republic of Ireland Philomena Donnelly Chapter 5 - Scotland Eileen Carmichael and Juliet Hancock Chapter 6 - Wales Sian Wyn Siencyn and Sally Thomas Chapter 7 - Early childhood Education and Care across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Index