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Working with Children in the Early Years





ISBN 9780415496995
Published August 18, 2009 by Routledge
296 Pages

 
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Book Description

Working with Children in the Early Years is an accessible introduction to early years theories, policy and practice, offering practitioners in a diverse range of settings the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for working with young children. This fully updated second edition builds on new government agendas and interests in supporting quality provision for young children and their families. Bringing together current research and thinking in a broad range of areas, it covers:

    • the diversity of practitioner roles and multi-agency working
    • working with families
    • listening to children
    • observing and assessing
    • developing professional roles
    • health and well being
    • curriculum and pedagogy
    • the importance of play and learning in the early years

All contributions are strongly practical and underpinned by relevant theory, and will support students and practitioners studying in the field of early years and early childhood studies as well as those aiming to achieve Early Years Professional Status. The book will also appeal to training providers, equipping them with a valuable and unique source to support a range of early years courses.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction  Carrie Cable, Gill Goodliff and Linda Miller  Part 1 Roles, provision and practices  Carrie Cable  Introduction  1. The roles and responsibilities of leaders  Caroline Jones and Linda Pound  2. A day in the life of a bilingual teaching assistant  Carrie Cable, Rose Drury and Leena Robertson  3. Developing professionalism in the early years: from policy to practice  Sue Owen and Gill Haynes  4. Working in teams in early years settings   Mary Reed and Mary Rees  5. Professional roles in the early years  Linda Miller  6. Leadership in a multi-agency context  Caroline Jones and Linda Pound  7. Approaches to curricula in the early years  Linda Miller, Jane Devereux, Alice Paige-Smith and Janet Soler  Part 2 Children’s lives  Gill Goodliff  Introduction  8. Modern Childhood: contemporary theories and children’s lives  Tim Waller  9. Health Inequalities in early childhood  Angela Underdown  10. What’s it all about? – how introducing heuristic play has affected provision for the under-threes in one day nursery  Ruth Holland  11. Exploring the great outdoors  Ian Shirley  12. ‘Hi Granny! I’m writing a novel.’  Marian Whitehead  13. Creativity across the curriculum  Bernadette Duffy  14. Children growing and changing: the interpersonal world of the growing child  Patti Owens  15. Promoting Healthy Eating in Early Years Settings   Deborah Albon and Penny Mukherji  16. Playing with Song  Susan Young  17. Young children, learning and ICT: a case study in the UK maintained sector  Mark O’Hara  Part 3 Listening to children and adults  Introduction  Linda Miller  18. The challenges of starting school  Hilary Fabian  19. Listening to young children: multiple voices, meanings and understandings  Elizabeth Wood  20. The role of grandparents in children’s learning  Charmian Kenner, Tabera Arju, Eve Gregory, John Jessel and Mahera Ruby  21. What can we learn from listening to girls and boys talking about their play?  Naima Browne  22. Watching and listening; the tools of assessment  Cathy Nutbrown  23. ‘It’s not like anything Joe and I have experienced before’: family workshops at Tate Modern  Roger Hancock with Alison Cox and Synthia Griffin  24. Parents and practitioners: sharing education  Vicky Hurst and Jenefer Joseph  25. Working with Parents  Lucy Draper and Bernadette Duffy

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Biography

Carrie Cable is Senior Lecturer in Education at The Open University and Director of a DCSF funded research project into language learning in primary schools.

Linda Miller is Emeritus Professor of Early Years at The Open University.

Gill Goodliff is Senior Lecturer and Head of Awards for Early Years at The Open University.