A-Z of Inclusion in Early Childhood

A-Z of Inclusion in Early Childhood

By: Mary Dickins (author)Paperback

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This book explores the key themes in inclusion through an A - Z approach covering key concepts, theories / theorists, and figures. The concept of inclusion is complex and messy and although many definitions abound it has never been clarified in legislation and guidance. Consequently there is confusion about what constitutes inclusive practice and how best to promote and implement it. The broad definition on which this book is based embraces all aspects of difference including race, ethnicity, gender and ability. A key theme is focus on the process of identifying, understanding and breaking down the barriers to participation and belonging (in accordance with the Early Childhood Forum definition of inclusion); suggesting how they might be addressed and signposting useful resources and reading for further information and support. Sweeping changes in the early years sector mean that the re-examination of basic inclusive principles, policy and practice is timely.

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Mary Dickins is an independent Education Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University, UK. She writes regularly on equality and inclusion issues.


A: Attitude, Anti-discriminatory Practice, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Assessment B: Behaviour, Bilingualism, Belonging C: Communication, Culture D: Disability, Difficulties with Learning, Diversity, Developmental Perspectives E: Early Intervention, Entitlement F: Families, Food G: Gender Equality, Groundwork H: Health, Health Inequality, HIV, Housing I: Inequality, Intelligence J: Joining in K: Key Person, Knowledge L: Listening to Children, Legislation for Equality M: Management and Leadership, Mixed Heritage N: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Networking O: Observation, Outreach P: Parental Involvement, Parenting and Disability, Poverty Q: Quality in Early Education, Questions that Children Ask R: Racism, Refugees and Asylum Seekers S: Sensory Impairment, Safely and Risk, Sexuality, Social Class T: Teamwork, Travellers and Gypsies, Terminology U: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Unique Child, Underachievement V: Voices of Practitioners W: Well-being X: Xenophobia and Xenoracism Y: Young Children and Identity Z: Zone of Proximal Development, Zenith

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780335246786
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780335246786
  • weight: 326
  • ISBN10: 0335246788

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