Inclusion in the Early Years

  • Filename: inclusion-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9781446281536
  • Release Date: 2013-04-22
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Cathy Nutbrown
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

This insightful text shows how the attitudes of adults in early years settings can influence practice. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. The book shows how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and exclusionary practices. This new and revised edition includes an increased focus on: - inclusion as a political issue - social class - poverty - children's rights - gay and lesbian parents and staff This text is essential for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and devleop their own inclusive practices. Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the University of Sheffield. Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield Frances Atherton is Head of Department of Early Childhood Studies, at the University of Chester.

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

  • Filename: gender-diversity-and-inclusion-in-early-years-education.
  • ISBN: 9781317514381
  • Release Date: 2016-03-31
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Kath Tayler
  • Publisher: Routledge

How can we support children to reach their full potential and not be constrained by gender expectations? Are gender roles fixed at birth or do they develop through experiences? Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education introduces practitioners to key aspects of gender in the early years and explores how to ensure that children and staff teams are supported in settings that have outstanding practice. Considering the implications of gender in the context of supporting children, families and practitioners, this book examines the theoretical contexts that surround gender identity and explores current legislation and practice in order to provide practitioners with all the information they need to develop their own work and settings in an open and equal way. Offering a wealth of practical guidance, case studies and reflective questions which link to the EYFS, chapters cover: a theoretical approach to gender development; current legislation and the impact on early years practice; understanding gender fluidity and the way in which children express gender; creating gender equality when working with children and the role of manager in creating a supportive ethos. Including tasks, reflective points and links to useful websites and organisations, this book will be valuable reading for all early years practitioners and students that want to promote an inclusive environment for the children in their care, their families and colleagues.

Inclusion and Diversity in the Early Years

  • Filename: inclusion-and-diversity-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9781907241499
  • Release Date: 2012-07-11
  • Number of pages: 65
  • Author: Anne Rodgers
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

This guide outlines best practice and key research findings on how to create a truly inclusive setting, covering all aspects of equality and diversity. The book contains advice on: supporting children with special educational needs and providing for children with English as an additional language.

Supporting Inclusion in the Early Years

  • Filename: supporting-inclusion-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9780335225972
  • Release Date: 2004-03-01
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Caroline Jones
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This accessible text provides guidance on the inclusion of young children with special educational needs or disabilities in a variety of early education settings and highlights the complexity of early identification and assessment of children described as having special educational needs. the emphasis is on inclusion as a process aimed at supporting young children and their families in order to enable participation in activities available to all children in an inclusive learning environment.

Inclusion and Early Years Practice

  • Filename: inclusion-and-early-years-practice.
  • ISBN: 1138017299
  • Release Date: 2015-01-15
  • Number of pages: 214
  • Author: Kathy Brodie
  • Publisher: Routledge

"Inclusion is a difficult, complex issue for which there are no off-the-shelf answers. To be an effective practitioner it is necessary to identify what makes each situation and circumstance unique and use this knowledge to develop strategies and approaches that are appropriate. This timely new text examines the key perceptions, perspectives and concepts around inclusion in the Early Years. Drawing on real-life experiences of practitioners, it considers the questions practitioners are likely to come across in their professional lives and how they might genuinely go about meeting the needs of all the children in their care. The book covers all aspects of inclusion including special educational needs, gender and sexuality, multiculturalism, multilingualism,Roma and traveller communities and economic wellbeing. Each chapter features: - Case studies to develop reflective thinking - Boxed examples to illustrate key points - Questions to promote discussion and debate - Annotated further reading lists With casestudies drawn from current research and thinking points which encourage reflective practice, this book will be essential reading for students on early childhood studies programmes and early years foundation degrees that wish to become reflective and critically aware practitioners"--

Supporting Special Needs

  • Filename: supporting-special-needs.
  • ISBN: 0435401629
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Penny Tassoni
  • Publisher: Heinemann

This text covers the underpinning knowledge required for special needs modules on Early Years courses. It guides students and practitioners through this subject area, and provides information on the issues and legislation.

Inclusion in the Early Years

  • Filename: inclusion-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9781843121213
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Phyllis Jones
  • Publisher: Routledge

Is it possible to meet all the needs of a widely diverse group of children in one class? Based upon the author's own research into this question, this new book invites readers to compare teachers' accounts of their best lessons and provides useful discussion and viewpoints about inclusive pedagogy in a variety of learning contexts. Inclusive Pedagogy in the Early Years covers: structured and signposted case studies to encourage comparison examples of children's work to demonstrate how they responded to lessons.

Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood

  • Filename: diversity-and-inclusion-in-early-childhood.
  • ISBN: 0857028502
  • Release Date: 2013-07-31
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Chandrika Devarakonda
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

Covering a wide range of concepts and taking a broader perspective of what inclusion entail, this book offers an overview of current research, policy and practice in diversity and inclusion in the early years. It is a clear introduction to what inclusive practice means for those working with young children in the early stages of their lives. With case studies and activities designed to help students relate to diverse situations, the author discusses the main issues surrounding: - race - gender - culture - disability and Special Educational Needs - English as an Additional Language - Traveller children - the contexts of inclusion and exclusion - good practice in early childhood settings - different perspectives of inclusion This is essential reading for students studying inclusion and diversity on early childhood or early years courses, and those seeking to promote good practice and enable all children to develop to their full potential irrespective of their background. 'The success of this book is in its ability to explore inclusion from a wide perspective. Offering a range of thought-provoking material, such as reflective questions, debates and controversies, practitioner, parent and children's views, legislation, activities, and examples of good practice, will keep readers interested and actively engaged throughout the book' -Dr Anna Kilderry, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Chandrika Devarakonda is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Children's Services at the University of Chester.

Inclusion in the Early Years

  • Filename: inclusion-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9781446233443
  • Release Date: 2006-04-07
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Cathy Nutbrown
  • Publisher: SAGE

' This is a book for those who want to find more, to broaden their own perceptions and understanding of inclusion and to base their own practice on research, and as such would interest and inform any practitioner from managers to students.'- Early Years Update 'This text is a 'must buy' for anyone interested in inclusive education in the early years... A particular strength of the book is the way in which the everyday experiences of children, parents and practitioners are discussed in relation to educational theory... Perhaps the greatest strength of the book though, lies in the way that ideas are based on research findings are presented so clearly. It will almost certainly be nominated for this year's NASEN/TES academic book award and deservedly so' - SENCO Update 'Refreshingly, in this book, inclusion is not about a narrow group of students defined as 'special' but about increasing the participation of everybody involved in early years settings. It is about reducing the exclusion of all children, their families and communities. It is also about the practitioners who work with them, whose involvement in decisions in their own workplace is critical if they are to support the participation of children. It is rich with experience, from the UK and internationally, building up an understanding of education from stories of encounters with children and their families. This book will help readers to escape from the confines of considering children, and the difficulties they encounter, through the constricting and distorting lens of special educational needs' - Tony Booth, Professor of Inclusive and International Education Canterbury Christ Church University 'Fascinating reading ... bound to inform discussions and encourage early years practicioners to develop and reflect on their own practices ... I will be recommending this book to colleagues and adding it to my essential reading list for students' - Nursery World 'A very helpful book which both challenges and informs... [It] brings together important evidence to help us find a positive way forward' - Early Education 'Well-written and accessible... The book is rich with the reported experiences and ideas of educators and provides clear pointers for further research and discussion. It will serve as an excellent stimulus for educators in any early-years setting who are seeking to develop their own agreed philosophy and inclusive practices' - Support For Learning By identifying and discussing key research studies on inclusion in the early years, and drawing on studies of practitioners’ views and experiences of working inclusively, this insightful text shows how practices in a range of early years settings can be influenced by the attitudes and responses of adults in those settings. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. Key factors which can make inclusion successful are highlighted, including curriculum and pedagogy, professional development and work with parents. The book shows how working inclusively involves all members of the setting community, and presents a number of original stories (generated from a recent research project carried out by the authors) of how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and non- inclusive practices. This is an essential text for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and develop their own inclusive practices.

Diversity Special Needs and Inclusion in Early Years Education

  • Filename: diversity-special-needs-and-inclusion-in-early-years-education.
  • ISBN: 9351500292
  • Release Date: 2015-01-12
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Sophia Dimitriadi
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

Instead of segregating children with special needs from the rest, Diversity, Special Needs, and Inclusion in Early Years Education argues for inclusiveness in educational institutions, through changes in curriculum and teaching methods. The book presents case studies from various countries as well as theoretical frameworks, models, approaches and projects on diversity and inclusion to effective implementation of programmes and practices for young children. Each chapter of the book has a unique contribution to understanding the aspects of inclusive education taken from international experience. This edited volume is for professionals and researchers in the field of special education, policy makers, parents and teachers, and school management. It would be of interest to people working on diversity and inclusive education as well as in early childhood education organisations. NGOs working in the area of special education will find this particularly useful.

The Exceptional Child Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

  • Filename: the-exceptional-child-inclusion-in-early-childhood-education.
  • ISBN: 9781285972596
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Eileen K. Allen
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Filled with classic and current research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Edition, discusses key approaches and tools needed to provide an optimal setting for young exceptional children with special needs and their families. Many checklists and forms are included for use within the classroom to aid teachers and caregivers in developing a developmentally appropriate environment. The book's friendly and easy-to-use format is useful whether you are an educator or parent/caregiver. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Inclusion and the Early Years Learning Framework

  • Filename: social-inclusion-and-the-early-years-learning-framework.
  • ISBN: 1876138335
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 72
  • Author: Margaret Sims
  • Publisher:

The first national framework for Australian early years professionals. The framework emphasises being, belonging and becoming. It argues that belonging, having relationships and a place in people's lives is essential for wellbeing.

The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years

  • Filename: the-really-useful-book-of-ict-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9781135866792
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Harriet Price
  • Publisher: Routledge

Practitioners and students wishing to know how very young children develop an awareness of ICT will find this text invaluable. ICT has arguably one of the biggest impacts on every-day 21st century life, so its inclusion in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum reflects the need to encourage forward-looking practice in classrooms and nurseries. This book enables you to help young children develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of ICT, with chapters from contributors with a wide range of practical experience. Full of ideas and new thinking, this practical guide shows you how to: promote independence in children's use of ICT through resources like digital cameras and role-play toys. explore the nature of creativity through ICT, using it to support the more traditional areas of art, music, dance and writing use ICT to enhance the physical and sensory aspects of outdoor learning experiences. harness the potential of ICT in reaching children with a variety of different learning needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders. value children's home experiences of ICT and build on what they already know, and how to work with parents in developing their child's ICT capability. ICT can underpin all areas of learning for young children; this highly practical, inspirational and informative text is therefore relevant to all practitioners and students training in Early Years education.

Inclusive Education in the Early Years Right from the Start

  • Filename: inclusive-education-in-the-early-years-right-from-the-start.
  • ISBN: 0195524128
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Kathy Cologon
  • Publisher:

Inclusive Education in the Early Years is written for pre-service teachers to assist in the development of their skills and knowledge about inclusion, disability and inclusive education, within the context of their role as early childhood educators. The text covers critical aspects of teacher development in relation to fostering inclusive language and communication, enabling social interactions (including play) and supporting positive behaviour development. The state of play and implications of the current Australian context for early childhood education is explored, including consideration of the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia and the current legislative and policy contexts.

Supporting Identity Diversity And Language In The Early Years

  • Filename: supporting-identity-diversity-and-language-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9780335204342
  • Release Date: 2000-06-01
  • Number of pages: 147
  • Author: Siraj-Blatchford, Iram
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This book provides clear evidence and practical guidance on how to develop young children's emerging language, especially those children who have English as an additional language, and how to generate, activate and assess curriculum for diversity. The book focuses on all children's learning for cultural diversity. Practical advice, real examples and staff activities bring the book to life.

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