Ethical Practice in Early Childhood

Ethical Practice in Early Childhood

By: Ioanna Palaiologou (editor)Hardback

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Ethical considerations are raising new questions about the involvement and participation of children in research. By considering the ethical issues that can arise when working with and doing research with young children from birth to five years, this book examines a wide range of topics including: - involving young children in research - informed consent - research tools with children under five - researching children with special needs - researching vulnerable groups - researching other cultures - multi-agency working - loss and bereavement - ethical practices when studying early childhood - safe-guarding young children - inspection - ethics and leadership Examples from education, health and social work are examined, and there are chapter overviews, activities, case studies, points for discussion and recommendations for further reading and useful Websites in each chapter; which help to engage the reader and facilitate critical thinking and reflective practice. This is a comprehensive guide to a developing field for the early years student and practitioner.

About Author

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS is an Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London, Centre for Leadership in Learning. Ioanna has worked as a university academic in the UK for the last 20 years and is now returning to her career as a child psychologist. She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child development and learning theories and was appointed as Associate Fellow of BPS this year. Currently she is the Co-Director of Canterbury Educational Services and Head of Children's Services in the same company. Whilst completing her PhD Ioanna worked both as a researcher in education and lecturer on Education and Early Childhood Studies in UK universities. In 2004 she joined the University of Hull and during the next nine years she worked as Programme Director of BA (Hons) Educational Studies, Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies provision, Course Leader for the Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Academic Coordinator for Research Students Support within the Faculty of Education. Her most recent post in higher education was with Canterbury Christ Church University from January, 2014 where she remains as an Associate Doctoral Supervisor. She joined BESA in 2005. She is a member of the Executive and has been the Chair in 2011-2012. Currently she is the Treasurer of the association. Her recent books include: Palaiologou, I., (forthcoming-2016) Child Observation for Early Childhood (3rd edition), London: Learning Matters, an Imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd. Palaiologou, I., (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice (3rd edition), London: SAGE. Palaiologou, I, Needham, D, and Male. T., (Eds) (2016), Doing Research in Education: Theory and Practice, London: SAGE. Palaiologou, I., (2012) Child Observation for the Early Years (2nd edition), London: Learning Matters, an Imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd. Palaiologou, I., (Ed) (2012) Ethical Practice in Early Childhood, London: SAGE. Some of her recent selected papers include: Male, T., and Palaiologou, I., (2015) Pedagogical leadership in the 21st century, in Educational Management Administration and Leadership, vol 43 (2), pp 214-231. (DOI 10.1177/1741143213494889). Feldges, T., Male, T., Palaiologou, I., and Burwood, S., (2015) The Quest to Re-energise Academic Staff in an Age of Performativity, in EducationalFutures, vol 7 (1), pp 1-15. Alameen L., Male, T., and Palaiologou, I., (2015) Exploring Pedagogical Leadership in Early Years Education in Saudi Arabia, in School Leadership & Administration (DOI: 10.1080/13632434.2014.992773). Palaiologou, I., (2014) Children Under Five and Digital Technologies: Implication for Early Years Pedagogy, in The European Early Childhood Research Journal, vol 24 (1) (printed copy publication 2016) (DOI:10.1080/1350293X.2014.929876). Palaiologou, I., (2014) "Do we hear what children want to say?" Ethical Praxis when choosing research tools with children under five, in Early Child Development and Care , vol 184 (5), pp 689-705 (DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2013.809341) Male. T., and Palaiologou, I., (2012) Learning -Centred Leadership or Pedagogical Leadership? An alternative approach to leadership in education contexts, in International Journal of Leadership in Education , vol 15 (1) pp. 107-118 (DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2011.617839). You can find Ioanna: TWITTER: @IPalaiologou EMAIL:


Introduction: Towards an Understanding of Ethical Practice in Early Childhood - Ioanna PalaiologouPART 1 - ETHICAL ISSUES IN RESEARCHInvolving Young Children in Research - Donna GreenEthical Praxis When Choosing Research Tools for Use With Children under Five - Ioanna PalaiologouEthics in Researching Children with Special Educational Needs - Cheryl Ellis and Gary BeauchampEthical Research with Children and Vulnerable Groups - Colette GrayEthical Researching in Other Cultures - Ioanna PalaiologouPART 2 - ETHICAL ISSUES IN POLICY AND PRACTICEEthics and Policy and Every Child Matters - Barry PowellEthics in Multi-Agency Working - Ioanna PalaiologouLoss, Bereavement and Ethics - Sarah JamesEthics in Studying Early Years - Gary Beauchamp and Chantelle HaughtonSafeguarding Young Children - Bronagh McKeeEthics When Inspecting Early Years Practice - Judi WilliamsonEthical Leadership in Early Years Settings - Trevor Male

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  • ISBN13: 9780857028525
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780857028525
  • ISBN10: 0857028529

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