Early Childhood Education and Care

Author: Sheila Nutkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290018
Format: PDF, ePub
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'The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.' - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood By examining how young children develop and learn from conception through to the age of eight, this book explores ways to enhance professional practice in the early years. Sections cover: - Child development (including recent research into cognitive development of babies) - The child in the socio-cultural context - International educational approaches - The developing professional. Learning Features: - Key learning points identify at a glance what each chapter will cover - Case studies help you link theory to practice - Reflective activities help you reflect on how to apply ideas to practice - Further reading directs you to additional resources to deepen your understanding. Illustrated with examples of practice from a range of settings, this accessible text is essential reading for all those studying on Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Education and Care courses. Additional online material/support: For regular updates and thoughts on hot topics and key debates in the field subscribe to Sheila Nutkins author blog here.

The Transformation of Children s Services

Author: Joan Forbes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136735984
Format: PDF, ePub
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Can we imagine different ways of working together to secure better outcomes for children and families? What are the complex issues that underlie the apparently simple call for ‘joined-up’ services? Children’s services in many countries around the world are being transformed as part of the call for ‘joined-up working for joined-up solutions’. Social, health and educational policy discourses are driven by the idea that ‘effective’ inter/professional, interagency collaboration is crucial in determining whether service delivery to children and families will succeed or fail. However, the rapid turn from previous inter/professional practices of liaison, consultancy, cooperation and collaboration to more radical and wholescale service integration and sector transformation has not been accompanied either by a well considered research agenda of hard questions nor close scrutiny of its effects and consequences. The book asks a series of searching and challenging questions: What are the complex issues involved in children’s sector transformation for all those involved – young people, practitioners, leaders and managers, policy makers? How can the ‘silos’ in which professionals have traditionally been prepared for practice be broken down? What are the orthodoxies that surround ‘joined-up’ working and in what ways should they be challenged? Written by authors from across the wide range of professional, policy and disciplinary groups involved in this new cross-cutting area of policy and practice, this book provides a critical analysis of the complexities of children’s services transformations. The research in this collection addresses the range of discursive, policy and organizational developments associated with the transformation of children’s services, providing an important and timely analysis of their complexities and is essential reading for all those working in the complex spaces of children’s services.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Author: Audrey Leathard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135480079
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Interprofessional collaboration in the health and social care services has become a commanding force, spear-headed by the Government's modernisation programme to improve partnership. Interprofessional Collaboration highlights the benefits and factors arising from working together for patients, service users and carers through a review of theoretical models illustrated by relevant examples. Discussion of topical problems being faced by practitioners, managers, and policy-makers in the health and social care sector covers: *Policy issues from various interprofessional angles, including the place of management, ethical issues and technology *The application of policy to practice in working together across professions, sectors and communities, giving an overview of teamwork, new primary care policies, interprofessional agendas for family support and mental health, and users' and carers' perspectives on collaboration in practice *Policy and practice in learning together, including theoretical challenges and developments internationally. Relevant for all those that have an interest in matters of health, social care, welfare and caring, Interprofessional Collaboration provides comprehensive coverage on interprofessional education and policy in the UK and abroad.

Improving Inter profesional Collaborations

Author: Anne Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415468695
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Interprofessional collaborations to prevent the social exclusion of children and young people call for new professional skills and understandings. This book draws on an examination of these new ways of working to make clear what these new skills and understandings are and how they can be developed

The Multiple Identities of the Reception Teacher

Author: Anna Cox
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473968208
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Reception Year is a special time for children and their teachers. This text celebrates the uniqueness of the Reception Year and the unique role of the Reception Teacher. This is a book for those aspiring to be reception teachers, those new to teaching in reception and for those with a love for the reception year. This text addresses many key features of working with 4 and 5 year olds in the reception class environment. These include: creating a positive learning environment that values every child involving parents and carers in children's learning understanding about child development to support your role spreading the word on the importance of early years teaching and learning discovering what works for you and your class creating effective learning spaces and resources harnessing the learning potential of the outdoor environment taking risks and challenging yourself and your class being the best teacher for your class this year and in the years to come Working in Reception you are not just a teacher. You will also be a carer, a collaborator in learning, a partner in play, a creator of magical environments, a leader of your team and an observer of the creativity and skills of young learners. This text will help you to understand your role and be the best Reception teacher you can be.

Working Together for Children

Author: Gary Walker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350001171
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Working Together for Children provides an account of the systems and processes of multi-agency work with several groups of children and their families. The key philosophy of the book is that such work is inherently complex, and only by understanding and grappling with these complexities can prospective or practising professionals within children's services contribute really effectively to multi-agency working. This second edition contains updated references to legislation and guidance underpinning multi-agency working, as well as fresh configurations of chapters to reflect new ways of categorising needs of, and organising support for, children in a variety of circumstances. New chapters are included for specific groups of children including coverage of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and youth justice. Reflection on practice, to help link policy with practice, is a theme running throughout the book, which uses features to assist the reader including: - information boxes giving further factual details of particular areas related to multi-agency working - reflective exercises including case studies - questions designed to stimulate reflection on issues raised - an appendix providing points to consider and suggestions for the exercises This introduction is for trainee practitioners in childcare or childhood related courses, education, social work, youth work and health care, or for those already working in such settings who are looking to improve their practice.

Child and Family Centred Healthcare

Author: Lynda Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113703579X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The definitive book on family centred care for health professionals, this popular text has been thoroughly revised in line with contemporary health policy. Including greater emphasis on child-centred care, interprofessional working and care in community settings; it is a valuable resource for all those working with children and families.

Working with Children Young People and Families

Author: Helen Davies
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1848609892
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written from a unique interprofessional perspective, this book is an essential introduction to working with children, young people and families. It covers policy, practice and theory, exploring key themes and developments, including: - poverty and disadvantage - ethical practice - child development - education - child protection - children and young people's rights - doing research. The book introduces students to a range of theoretical perspectives, links the key themes to the existing and emerging policy and practice context and supports students in engaging with and evaluating the central debates. With case studies, reflective questions and sources of further reading, this is an ideal text for students taking courses in childhood studies, working with children, young people and families, interprofessional children's services, early years, youth work and social work.