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Inclusion in the Early Years

Inclusion in the Early Years

Second Edition

May 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This book would interest and inform any practitioner from managers to students.'- Early Years Update

'A 'must buy' for anyone interested in inclusive education in the early years' - 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.' - Tony Booth, Professor of Inclusive and International Education Canterbury Christ Church University

'Fascinating reading ... 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.' - Support for Learning

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. The book 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 new and revised edition includes an increased focus on:

" inclusion as a political issue

" social class

" poverty

" children's rights

" the inclusion of gay and lesbian parents and staff

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.

Politics And Policies Of Inclusion
Cultures Of Inclusion In The Early Years
Key Studies On Special Educational Needs
Defining Inclusion
Thinking Inclusion
Talking Inclusion
Including Children
Including Parents
Including Staff
Including: The Future
Author Index
Subject Index

An excellent book which gives updated information on inclusive practice. It is clearly written so easy to read.

Mrs Jane Wellock
Child Studies, York College
June 3, 2014

A really informative text, it explains inclusion in an early years context and allows the students to make links to their practice.

Mrs Sarah Collyer
Childcare Department, Brooklands College
May 30, 2014

Inclusion is a key theme of preparing those who will work with young children. this book was helpful in Equality and Diversity module and is a useful resource.

Miss Kate Mc Auliffe
Childcare, Cork College of Commerce
May 28, 2014

This book thoroughly explores the inclusion agenda, defining it from a range of perspectives and within a variety of contexts. Small and larger scale research projects are referred to, thus expanding knowledge and also making the subject more real and relevant to practice. There are staff workshop/discussion ideas that can be used in settings in order to reflect on and develop practice, along with case studies and statements that encourage deeper thinking and subsequent responses. As a lecturer this will be an essential book when I deliver the module of 'inclusion'. Parts of the book may present more challenging reading for students. However, the content is up-to-date (2013), varied and contains a variety of personal pedagogies and experiences from practitioners which make the chapters interesting as well as informative. Policy points are included from England, Scotland, N.Ireland and Wales. Although the title specifically refers to Early Years, the book is relevant to those working with older children also.

Mrs Claire Jackson
School of Education, Kingston University
May 27, 2014

The "boxes" add a real dimension to this book and show students a plethora of examples to back up their learning

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
May 27, 2014

Reference material for specific units with emphasis on units in the syllabus that focussed on inclusive practice and reflection on this in the early years setting.

Mrs Lisa Lawlor
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
May 12, 2014

Excellent in depth look at inclusion in the Early Years and how professionals can support all children to acheive.

Mrs Louise Atkins
School of Education & Training, Greenwich University
May 8, 2014

Good publication.

Ms Fiona Walshe
Humanities, Athlone Institute of Technology
April 24, 2014

I will be recommending this book to be used by students and held in the library, a very well written book on inclusion

Mrs Sue Kinsella
Child Studies, York College
April 1, 2014

An essential text: insightful, engaging and practical

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
March 25, 2014

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