Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

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Gillian Pugh, Bernadette Duffy
SAGE, Oct 21, 2009 - Education - 236 pages
Written and edited by leading practitioners and researchers in early childhood, this new edition of Pugh and Duffy's highly regarded book provides a critical examination of key issues in the field. The fifth edition is extensively revised to emphasise the role of multi-agency working in responding effectively to the needs of children and families.

Written with the new Early Years Foundation Stage and the Early Years Professional Status requirements in mind, the new edition of this best-selling book includes fully updated coverage of policy and research, practice, and workforce issues, as well as four brand new chapters on:

- Children's Centres

- Health services in the early years

- Leading and working in multiagency teams

- Quality in early childhood education

This book is essential reading for students on early childhood studies courses, PGCEs and early years foundation degrees, and multi-agency team-workers in early childhood services provision.

Dr Gillian Pugh is Visitor Professor at the Institute Education and former chief excutive of Coram Family.

Bernadette Duffy is Head of Centre at Thomas Coram Centre for Children and families in Camden.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PART 1 POLICY AND RESEARCH
5
1 THE POLICY AGENDA FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
7
2 CHILDRENS TRUSTS AND EARLY YEARS SERVICES INTEGRATION IN ACTION
21
3 THE WORLD PICTURE
33
EVIDENCE FOR LONGTERM EFFECTS
47
5 INSPECTING AND EVALUATING THE QUALITY AND STANDARDS OF EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE PROVISION
63
PART 2 PRACTICE
77
9 CHILDRENS CENTRES
123
10 THE ROLE OF HEALTH IN EARLY YEARS SERVICES
137
11 DIVERSITY INCLUSION AND LEARNING IN THE EARLY YEARS
151
AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH
165
13 WORKING WITH PARENTS
179
PART 3 WORKFORCE
193
14 TRAINING AND WORK FORCE ISSUES IN THE EARLY YEARS
195
15 LEADING AND WORKING IN MULTIAGENCY TEAMS
209

ENABLING CHILDREN TO BE SEEN AND HEARD
79
7 THE EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM
95
WATCHING AND LEARNING
109

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Gillian Pugh is Chief Executive of Coram Family and a highly respected practitioner in her field.

Duffy-Chair of the National Asso. of Nursery Centres

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