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Inclusion in the Early Years 2ed

by Cathy Nutbrown and Peter Clough SAGE Publications Ltd
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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
-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

Praise for the old edition:

'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 extensive and insightful update highlights issues and discussions relating to inclusion in the widest sense. This book brings to life the challenges and opportunities of inclusive practice, and will be of considerable value to practitioners, students and academics alike'-Dr Carrie Weston, University of East London

Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the School of Education, University of Sheffield. Her work has involved the role of artists in residence in early years settings; inclusion in the early years; children’s rights; curriculum development; early literacy work with parents; and the ethical issues of research involving young children.

Cathy teaches on the Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as a teacher of young children and has since worked in a range of settings and roles with children, parents, teachers and other early childhood educators.

Cathy is committed to finding ways of working “with respect” with young children, and sees the concept of quality in the context of what it means to develop curriculum and pedagogy in the early years with the ambition of working in a climate of “respectful education”. She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Early Childhood Research and has authored several books with SAGE.

Professor Peter Clough is at Queen's University, Belfast