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Parents and Professionals in Early Childhood Settings free pdf "Parents and Professionals in Early Childhood Settings" addresses the complex and sometimes controversial issues that emerge from the care and education of young children. Staff and parents in early childhood settings can find ample advice about how to promote good communication, but much of that advice has no grounding in their daily lives. Instead, it prescribes an established set menu of communication tools, such as newsletters, notebooks and message boards that rarely respond to what staff and families say about relationships between them. Drawing on the authors' research with hundreds of parents, staff and students, the book explores relationships between staff and families through a series of 'issue stories'. Each story features the voices and perspectives of 'real' staff and families and captures their various understandings, desires and feelings about a complex, difficult and/or controversial issue. The authors support each 'issue story' with snippets from relevant international research, 'Fairness Alerts' that highlight unfair thinking habits and show how to challenge them, and some 'points to ponder' and 'points to discuss' that encourage readers to extend their thinking about the issue/s in the story. "Parents and Professionals in Early Childhood Settings" is written for the diverse people in the international field of early childhood education and care. They include staff, students, academics, trainers, curriculum advisors, policy officers and managers, together with the parents and other carers of young children.

About Glenda MacNaughton

Glenda Mac Naughton is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (CEIEC) in the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, Australia. She was founding Director of the CEIEC (2001 - 2010). Previously, she was an early childhood practitioner, manager and government policy advisor in the UK and Australia. Patrick Hughes is a Research Fellow at the CEIEC. He has taught at London University, the Open University in the UK and at Deakin University in Australia, and has been an independent communications consultant. Mac Naughton and Hughes are a well-established writing team whose work includes books, book chapters and articles.

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Author : Glenda MacNaughton
Publisher : Open University Press
Data Published : 01 January 2011
ISBN : 0335243738
EAN : 9780335243730
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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