Policy Issues in the Early Years
- Linda Miller - The Open University
- Denise Hevey - University of Northampton, UK
Early Childhood Education | Policy & Planning
Providing a unique and critical insight into some of the most significant issues affecting early years education, this book draws on current research, addresses key debates, and considers international perspectives. Topics covered include: policy making; poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion; promoting infant mental health; safeguarding and well-being; enhancing children's potential; parenting policies and skills; and national strategies versus professional autonomy.
A good read for students who may be researching how Policy affects practice in areas of health, social care and education. Children and families are affected by Policy and this book gives great information on a range of relevant topics.
The module covers Early Years Policy, Issues and Themes and very relevant and helpful for the students. It is one recommended on the module and reading list.
This text offers a range of policy issues for the students to contemplate. It develops similar ideas to the course and this makes it suitable for recommended reading.
Recommended reading for anyone looking into the history and impact of policy on EY practice
A clear and well-laid out book that discusses policy making in the Early Years. I particularly like the differentiated reading tasks at the end of each chapter which helps ensure the subject is pitched at the correct level for each student.
An accessible book which covers key themes within early year’s policy and contemporary issues, which will be recommended to students on childhood and early education courses. A good source of information for supporting knowledge and understanding of the impacts of policy on the early year’s workforce. Contributions from respected authors in the field. The overview, summaries and case studies are particularly helpful.
An essential read for understanding how policy impacts the early years workforce and the wider environment of families, children, caregivers etc.
Particularly like the way that further reading is split into different levels. Really useful for students to ascertain what level of reading they will be accessing
This is a very good text that I have already recommended to students on my courses.
This will be an interesting and useful read for my third year students and students studying Working with Parents modules
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 Critical Perspectives on EY Policy