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Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

Fifth Edition
Edited by:

236 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Praise for the Forth Edition:

"This text provides a comprehensive overview of the range of issues that the EYP will need to be aware of to firmly locate themselves in their newly developing role." - Under 5

"This is essential reading for anyone with responsibility for taking the agenda of early childhood services forward." - Nursery World

Written and edited by leading practitioners and researchers in early childhood, this new edition of Gillian Pugh and Bernadette Duffy's highly regarded book provides a critical examination of key issues in the field. The Fifth Edition is extensively revised to emphasize the role of multi-agency working in responding effectively to the needs of children and families.

Written with the new Early Years Foundation Stage and the Early Years Professional Status requirements in mind, the new edition of this best-selling book includes fully updated coverage of policy and research, practice, and workforce issues, as well as four brand new chapters on children's centers, health services in the early years, leading and working in multi-agency teams, and quality in early childhood education.

This book is essential reading for Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Foundation courses and multi-agency team-workers in early childhood services provision.

Bernadette Duffy
Gillian Pugh
The Policy Agenda for Early Childhood Services
David Hawker
Children's Trusts and Early Years Services: Integration in Action
Tricia David, Sacha Powell and Kathy Goouch
The World Picture
Kathy Sylva and Fiona Roberts
Quality in Early Childhood Education: Evidence for Long-Term Effects
Caroline Jones
Inspecting and Evaluating the Quality and Standards of Early Years and Childcare Provision
Penny Lancaster
Listening to Young Children: Enabling Children to Be Seen and Heard
Bernadette Duffy
The Early Years Curriculum
Cathy Nutbrown and Caron Carter
The Tools of Assessment: Watching and Learning
Caron Rudge
Children's Centres
Kate Billingham and Jacqueline Barnes
The Role of Health in Early Years Services
Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Diversity, Inclusion and Learning in the Early Years
Mary Robinson
Meeting Special Needs in the Early Years: An Inclusive Approach
Lucy Draper and Helen Wheeler
Working with Parents
Sue Owen and Gill Haynes
Training and Workforce Issues in the Early Years
Carol Aubrey
Leading and Working in Multi-Agency Teams

'The strategic overview of policy and practice presented in the book gives the reader an opportunity to review progress from a range of different perspectives and provides a welcome opportunity to stand back and reflect on the big picture….The information is concise, up-to-date and accessible' - Early Years Update

'The information in part one is invaluable to anyone requiring the most up to date developments in national policy' - Early Years Online

'This text is key reading for EYPs, multi-agency teamworkers, students on Early Childhood Courses, PGCEs and Foundation Degrees' - Early Years Educator

Contains a Who's Who of Early Years experts.

Mrs Maria Robinson
HE Early Years, Carshalton College
August 22, 2013

Lovely book, chapter 3 was of particular interest( The World Picture). Research sections will be particularly useful

Mrs Hayley Roberts
care, Wakefield College
June 28, 2013

Chapters written in accessible and readable style, by key writers in the field. Very useful.

Ms Carol Setchell
Education , Central Sussex College
June 13, 2013

A book covering a number of key issues which are relevant to all those studying Early Years from Foundation degree to EYPS and MA.

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
February 5, 2013

This book is a valuable resource for Early Childhood students as it covers important areas of their learning such as Working with Parents and Leading and Working in Multi-agency Teams.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
January 18, 2013

An advanced text that suits undergraduate students well - recommended reading for students about to start a dissertation.

Mr Steven Burton
School of Education, University Centre Barnsley
May 14, 2012

Well laid out format providing information in chunks, with clear subheadings and points for discussion. Guidelines for further reading provide students with additional information if they so desire.

Ms Yasmin Stefanov-King
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
May 14, 2012

Recommended reading for more than 1 module. Especially useful background information regarding inclusion and multi-agency working although since change in govt some information needs updating.

Mrs Alyson Thorburn
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
February 24, 2012

This is an up-to-date edition of an important book for early childhood studies students. It provides a good initial overview of key areas in early years issues in the UK. It is written using exemplars and language that are familiar to L4 students.

Ms Rachel Rosen
Early Childhood, London Metropolitan University
September 29, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One

Gillian Pugh

Bernadette Duffy

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