Inclusion in the Early Years

  • Filename: inclusion-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9781446289532
  • Release Date: 2013-04-22
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Cathy Nutbrown
  • Publisher: SAGE



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.

Inclusion and Early Years Practice

  • Filename: inclusion-and-early-years-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781317701507
  • Release Date: 2015-02-20
  • 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 case studies 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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood

  • Filename: diversity-and-inclusion-in-early-childhood.
  • ISBN: 0857028510
  • 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.

A Z of Inclusion in Early Childhood

  • Filename: a-z-of-inclusion-in-early-childhood.
  • ISBN: 9780335246793
  • Release Date: 2014-02-01
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Mary Dickins
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



"The concept of inclusion is complex and messy and although many definitions abound it has never been fully clarified in legislation and guidance. The purpose of this book is to consider how professionals working with young children and their families can better understand the concept of inclusion and successfully establish, examine and evaluate the building blocks and framework that should underpin inclusive practice. This book represents a genuine attempt to identify the challenges and barriers to inclusion for all children; to understand them and in some measure, to suggest how they might be overcome"--Publisher.

Equality and Inclusion in Early Childhood

  • Filename: equality-and-inclusion-in-early-childhood.
  • ISBN: 1444145509
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 226
  • Author: Jennie Lindon
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold



Equality and inclusion in early childhood will help you to understand the key principles and best practice across the areas of social inclusion: gender, ethnic group and cultural background or faith, disability and heatlh. You will be able not only to understand special issues, but also how to address dilemmas in balancing the diverse needs of children and families with provision. This new edition brings readers up to date with changes in legislation and guidance. The content reflects recent developments to address the experiences of boys and concerns about their achievement. New perspectives focus on ensuring a proportionate response to family preferences for children's care. A notable feature of Equality and inclusion in early childhood is how readers are supported to link equality practice with a sound knowledge of what young children understand and how their attitudes develop. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to practice with young children and families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also expereinced senior practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.

LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

  • Filename: lgbt-diversity-and-inclusion-in-early-years-education.
  • ISBN: 9781317602231
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Deborah Price
  • Publisher: Routledge



Children and families come in all shapes and sizes, as do members of staff. LGBT Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education will support practitioners in thinking about LGBT issues in relation to their early years practice. It examines the history of equalities legislation and the diversity of families with LGBT members alongside pragmatic advice to ensure that all children, families and staff feel welcomed and celebrated in the early years setting. This book offers realistic advice and practical guidance, which results from years of first-hand experience in the early years sector. The chapters explore key topics such as: A brief history of legislation in the UK in regard to LGBT diversity Good practice with children and families LGBT diversity in an early years work environment Resourcing for equality Including case studies, reading lists 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.

Developing Reflective Practice In The Early Years

  • Filename: developing-reflective-practice-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9780335242351
  • Release Date: 2011-04-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Paige-Smith, Alice
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



This book covers areas related to the training and development of the early years practitioner, such as social and emotional development and leadership. It includes practical case studies and relates coverage to relevant policy issues and documents.

Good Practice in the Early Years

  • Filename: good-practice-in-the-early-years.
  • ISBN: 9780826490049
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Janet Kay
  • Publisher: A&C Black



An accessible comprehensive guide to good practice in the early years for all early years and childcare students and practitioners.

Successful Inclusion Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers

  • Filename: successful-inclusion-strategies-for-early-childhood-teachers.
  • ISBN: 1593633831
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Cynthia G. Simpson
  • Publisher:



Provides practical advice for early childhood teachers in inclusive or mixed-ability classrooms, including tips on modifying curriculum that differentiates for students of varying abilities.

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