Extending Professional Practice in the Early Years
- Linda Miller - The Open University
- Carrie Cable - The Open University
- Rose Drury - The Open University
Extending Professional Practice in the Early Years is aimed at early years practitioners engaged in on-going learning and working in a diverse range of settings. It will be of interest to those undertaking undergraduate and graduate training in early years, and those involved in continuing their professional development. It is a valuable and unique resource for those in the later stages of their professional development.
The book encourages readers to take a critical stance in relation to a wide range of themes and issues which are reflected in the four parts of the book:
- Listening to children
- Diversity and transitions
- Pedagogy and practice
- Leadership and change
Throughout the book, authors reflect common concerns such as the rights of children, diversity, and a more holistic approach to working with young children, and highlight key research in the field.
This is a used text to encourage student to refection on practice
Particularly useful for the developing professional practice units across level 4 to level 7 units.
This book gives a good overview into professional practice in early years and looks at some of the challeges and solutions to issues raised.
An essential resource for students engaging in undergraduate and postgraduate study. Particularly welcomed are the chapters for pedagogy and practice as well as listening to the voice of the child. In depth and diverse in nature welcome read for the developing early years professional. Will be recommending as an essential read for my students as well as referencing in teaching.
This is a fantastic resources for Level 5 courses on early years education. The articles are wide-ranging and thought provoking, and introduce students to fundamental issues, encouraging their critical skills. I particularly like the articles questioning the development approach to child development. Highly recommended.
I particularly found useful the chapter on research methods. At times, students can find researching in the early years difficult. However, this chapter provides a very good simple overview of the research process.
A great text for students and practitioners alike.
Sets the scene for prospective and training professionals, outlines key areas and gives ideas and inspiration on how to assess, interpret and promote them. Excellent.
Some useful chapters which I would recommend to students seeking specific examples or to examine something in depth but very diverse, so not particularly a book which I would recommend to students to buy for general use.
I enjoyed reading this. For example chapters on inclusion of children with special educational needs, and poverty in rural Wales brought interesting focus on specific issues.
This is an excellent resource for students with relevant examples and case studies from practice to illustrate key themes and theories. The book supports students to adopt a critical approach to current practice and places the child at the centre of practice.