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Ethical Practice in Early Childhood

Ethical Practice in Early Childhood

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July 2012 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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 and disabilities
  • 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.

Ioanna Palaiologou
Introduction: Towards an Understanding of Ethical Practice in Early Childhood
Donna Green
Involving Young Children in Research
Ioanna Palaiologou
Ethical Praxis When Choosing Research Tools for Use With Children under Five
Cheryl Ellis and Gary Beauchamp
Ethics in Researching Children with Special Educational Needs
Colette Gray
Ethical Research with Children and Vulnerable Groups
Ioanna Palaiologou
Ethical Researching in Other Cultures
Barry Powell
Ethics and Policy and Every Child Matters
Ioanna Palaiologou
Ethics in Multi-Agency Working
Sarah James
Loss, Bereavement and Ethics
Gary Beauchamp and Chantelle Haughton
Ethics in Studying Early Years
Bronagh McKee
Safeguarding Young Children
Judi Williamson
Ethics When Inspecting Early Years Practice
Trevor Male
Ethical Leadership in Early Years Settings

This is an essential text for all Foundation Degree students who are undertaking their research project. In particular the sections on how to communicate with children and how to actively seek their consent is a must read for all students and early years practitioners undertaking setting-based research

Mr Joe Brown
Faculty of Care and Health, City of Bristol College
February 14, 2014

This text is excellent. It discusses the importance conducting research that is ethical. I particularly enjoyed reading the chapter on Participation and that importance that is given to actively involving children in research.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
December 3, 2013

Clear, student friendly text useful for more than 1 module.

Mrs Louise Webber
Please select your department, Please select your institution
March 25, 2013

An accessible book with relevant and clear explanations of ethical issues. Up to date and thought provoking for students. Well laid out text.

Mrs Claire Pescott
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
December 11, 2012

A good text for use across a range of subject areas in early years, illustrating nicely for students how to think ethically across the discipline. This will be a very useful text for joining up thinking across subject boundaries, encouraging intellectual flexibility and the application of theory to practice.

Dr Clive Hedges
Education , University of Teesside
November 27, 2012

Thus is helpful for students who are trying to build confidence in their exploration of more complex ethical issues in early years practice.

Ms Mary Haynes
Education, Sheffield Hallam University
November 15, 2012

Good resource for learners who show an interest in further their understanding and knowledge.

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
November 14, 2012

This book offers an excellent overview of the growing issue of ethics.

Mrs Susan Skipper
Law Justice & Community Studies, East Lancashire Institute of HE at Blackburn
November 14, 2012

Valuable text which supports understanding and extended thinking regarding this area of early childhood ethicality

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
November 7, 2012

Excellent reading, very suitable for our course/ students.

Mrs Alicia James
Community Studies, Truro College
November 7, 2012

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Ioanna Palaiologou

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS is an Academic Associate at the UCL Institute of Education. She is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society with a specialism in child development and learning theories. Her research interests focus on ethics, child development, the role of digital technologies and implications on pedagogy.  More About Author

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