This interdisciplinary core textbook looks at learning and development from birth to 19 years providing, an accessible introduction to the common areas of study across the many roles supporting learning and development in the young people's workforce. There is coverage of common themes and issues, and theory is closely integrated with practice throughout.
- physical development
- cognitive development
- social and emotional development
- quality and effectiveness
- working with families
- safeguarding and promoting well-being
- equality and inclusion
Reflection points, workplace activities and professional development planners are all included and these challenge readers and students to critically engage with theory in their own practice. The book focuses on the key areas of knowledge that all those working with children are required to study, and places them firmly in the context of working together to support children and young people.
Nadia Edmond is Assistant Head of School (Teaching and Learning/CPD), at the University of Brighton. Mark Price is Principal Lecturer and Foundation and Honours Degree Programme Leader Working with Children and Young People at the University of Brighton.
Introduction - Nadia Edmond PART 1: PROFESSIONALISM IN THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORKFORCE Children and Young People's Services in Context - Mark Price and Nadia Edmond Professionalism in the Children and Young People's Workforce - Nadia Edmond and Mark Price Professional Relationships and Leadership in the Children and Young People's Workforce - Jane Melvin and Deborah Price Quality and Effectiveness in Working with Children and Young People - Denise Kingston and Jane Melvin PART 2: SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S DEVELOPMENT Children's and Young People's Physical Development - Jane Melvin and Erica Evans Children's and Young People's Cognitive DevelopmenT - Nadia Edmond and Erica Evans Children's and Young People's Social and Emotional Development - Erica Evans and Mark Price PART 3: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE Effective Communication and Engagement with Children and Young People - Mark Price, Deborah Price and Erica Evans Effective Communication and Engagement with Families - Deborah Price, Sarah Wilkins and Nadia Edmond Safeguarding and Promoting Well-Being - Sarah Wilkins and Mark Price Supporting Transitions - Denise Kingston and Mark Price Promoting Equality and Inclusion - Denise Kingston and Mark Price Conclusion - Mark Price