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Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood

Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood
An Introduction

November 2012 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Covering a wide range of concepts and taking a broader perspective of what inclusion entail, this book offers an overview of current research, policy and practice in diversity and inclusion in the early years. It is a clear introduction to what inclusive practice means for those working with young children in the early stages of their lives.

With case studies and activities designed to help students relate to diverse situations, the author discusses the main issues surrounding:

- race

- gender

- culture

- disability and Special Educational Needs

- English as an Additional Language

- Traveller children

- the contexts of inclusion and exclusion

- good practice in early childhood settings

- different perspectives of inclusion

This is essential reading for students studying inclusion and diversity on early childhood or early years courses, and those seeking to promote good practice and enable all children to develop to their full potential irrespective of their background.

'The success of this book is in its ability to explore inclusion from a wide perspective. Offering a range of thought-provoking material, such as reflective questions, debates and controversies, practitioner, parent and children's views, legislation, activities, and examples of good practice, will keep readers interested and actively engaged throughout the book'
-Dr Anna Kilderry, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Chandrika Devarakonda is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Children's Services at the University of Chester.

Gender and Inclusion
Race and Inclusion
Culture and Inclusion
EAL and Inclusion
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) Families and Inclusion
Disability and Inclusion
SEN and Inclusion

Will be very helpful for my students undertaking EDI modules

Mrs Emma Harvey
Department of Care & Early Years, Suffolk New College
January 13, 2021

This book is recommended as essential reading on a core Early Childhood Studies module.

Beth Gallagher
School of Health and Education, Middlesex University
December 17, 2019

This underpins a large proportion of the Diversity and Inclusion modules on our Foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Miss Nicola Wilson
Earty Years, Exeter College
June 26, 2016

I'm currently teaching Equality and Diversity to my degree students. I found the case studies and the review questions really good and useful in my sessions. The book is a good read with lots of examples and nice ideas which are thought provoking. I've recommended it to my students.

Miss Claire Louise Hill
Education Department, Newcastle College
October 4, 2016

A user-friendly resource book for students of early years and practitioners alike. It offers a comprehensive overview of inclusion issues surrounding race, gender, culture, traveller children and English as a second language.

Dr Niamh Gallagher
Social Science , Sligo Institute of Technology
June 20, 2016

There only few good books covering inclusion in early year settings and this is one of those. It covers almost all aspects of inclusion with its broader meaning. It provides an overview of current policies and practice enriched by several research examples, concerning equality and diversity in inclusive early years settings. A very good way to introduce inclusion with its broader meaning to undergraduate students who aim to become practitioners (and not only).

Dr Kyriakos Demetriou
Education , Liverpool Hope University
January 20, 2016

Case studies and examples of good practice are especially helpful. Chapter titles make the book easy to navigate.

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
June 29, 2015

Useful tasks and case studies support students to contextualise.

Mrs Karen Sullivan King
Early Years, Great Yarmouth College
May 5, 2015

really informative book, good subjects discussed

Mrs Sarah Collyer
Childcare Department, Brooklands College
April 17, 2015

For those trainees interested in ALN and SEN this makes an interesting and informative addition.

Mrs Gail Parker
SWWCTE, University of Wales, Trinity St David
March 24, 2015

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