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Inclusion in the Early Years

Inclusion in the Early Years

Second Edition

April 2013 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This book would interest and inform any practitioner from managers to students.'- Early Years Update

'A 'must buy' for anyone interested in inclusive education in the early years' - SENCO Update

'Refreshingly, in this book, inclusion is not about a narrow group of students defined as 'special' but about increasing the participation of everybody involved in early years settings.' - Tony Booth, Professor of Inclusive and International Education Canterbury Christ Church University

'Fascinating reading ... I will be recommending this book to colleagues and adding it to my essential reading list for students' - Nursery World

'A very helpful book which both challenges and informs... [It] brings together important evidence to help us find a positive way forward' - Early Education

'Well-written and accessible... The book is rich with the reported experiences and ideas of educators and provides clear pointers for further research and discussion.' - Support for Learning

This insightful text shows how practices in a range of early years settings can be influenced by the attitudes and responses of adults in those settings. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. The book presents a number of original stories (generated from a recent research project carried out by the authors) of how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and non- inclusive practices.

This new and revised edition includes an increased focus on:

" inclusion as a political issue

" social class

" poverty

" children's rights

" the inclusion of gay and lesbian parents and staff

This is an essential text for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and develop their own inclusive practices.

Politics And Policies Of Inclusion
Cultures Of Inclusion In The Early Years
Key Studies On Special Educational Needs
Defining Inclusion
Thinking Inclusion
Talking Inclusion
Including Children
Including Parents
Including Staff
Including: The Future
Author Index
Subject Index

A great read - very helpful planning the course on early years principles.

Miss Rose Hitchman
Health , Trowbridge College
January 12, 2016

I found this book to be straightforward, easy to read with clear chapters and relevant information.

Mrs Pooja Sharma
Department of Childcare, Harrogate College
February 24, 2016

A central text which covers the key areas around inclusion, policy and legislation. This will be particularly useful to students as they prepare for placement and begin to recognise the importance placed about working within a multi-professional team.

Mrs Heather Elizabeth Brammer
Faculty of Business and Law, Staffordshire University
December 14, 2015

An interesting insight into current inclusive practice in the early years sector. Very good resource for those covering inclusion in their Foundation Degree.

HESC Office, Barnet College
July 6, 2015

Good overview of themes. Useful for Children with Individual Needs module.

Miss Nicola Wilson
Earty Years, Exeter College
June 12, 2015

excellent book, really helpful

Mr Gus Lee
Education Department (Trinity Road), Bradford College
February 11, 2015

An excellent update to inclusive practice. Both engaging and practical this book provides discussion surrounding the concept of inclusion and its application in the early year’s sector. An essential read for students undertaking undergraduate study. Very helpful reading to support teaching practice too.

Mrs Sharon Colilles
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
December 16, 2014

A very good book which covers many aspects of Inclusion in the Early Years. Adopted for use with Level 4 Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice Inclusive Practice Module.

Mrs Kelly-Marie Taylor
Department of Children, Young People and Education, University Campus Suffolk
December 5, 2014

This book was extremely valuable for our module on SEN and inclusion. The information contained within it was useful and easily understood. It was a useful tool for supporting module assignments.

Miss Lisa Holland
Education , Tameside College
October 20, 2014

This is a very useful text, providing a good discussion of the concept of inclusion and its application in early years. I have encouraged students to use this not only in my unit but for other units in their early years course.

Dr Isabelle Brodie
Dept of Applied Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
June 16, 2014

Cathy Nutbrown

Cathy Nutbrown is President of Early Education and Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield. Her research over the last 30 years, has focussed on young children’s learning and work with parents to support young children’s literacy development.  She won an ESRC Award for Research with Outstanding Impact on Society and a Nursery World Lifetime Achievement Award. She is author of over 150 publications including Early Literacy Work with Families (with Hannon and Morgan, Sage, 2005), Early Childhood Educational Research (Sage, 2019), and Home Learning Environments for Young Children (with Clough... More About Author

Peter Clough

Peter Clough is Professor of Education at the University of Brighton. Often using innovative, arts-based qualitative methodologies, his research is concerned particularly with the inclusion of marginalised voices, and spans all age phases. Among his many publications are Inclusion in the Early Years (Sage), and Narratives and Fictions in Educational Research (OUP). Recent research includes the Family Literacy in Prisons project in collaboration with the Prison Advice and Care Trust.  More About Author

Frances Atherton