Contemporary Issues in the Early Years
- Gillian Pugh - Formerly Head of National Children's Bureau
- Bernadette Duffy - Thomas Coram Children's Centre
The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised to include:
- A new chapter on Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Coverage of the new EYFS
- Theory and research evidence
- A Companion Website, highlighting further reading and current policies and frameworks
- Points for discussion
- Reflective tasks
- Further reading
- Web links
'The sixth edition of this important book brings it up to date during a very challenging political time for early years. Read it if you want to understand more about recent early years history and the challenges and dilemmas facing all those who are passionate about every young child's entitlement to quality provision'
-Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy
'A truly comprehensive introduction to the prodigious range of issues that shape early childhood today. This book not only explains but considers and challenges key contemporary issues in the field. The addition of safeguarding with updates on policy and agenda make this book almost unbeatable! Highly recommended'
-Philippa Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
Another excellent read on Contemporary issues, for students, practitioners and parents. An essential read for students studying modules in Early Childhood, but also any practitioners working with children in different contexts. The book provides a lovely in-depth critique of current contemporary issues, considering the challenges brought to the fore as a result. Nicely written and easy to engage with. Suitable for several levels.
This text contains an enlightening chapter on Facing Austerity: the Local authority Response. This is a contemporary issues that is faced by many providers in line with ongoing financial constraints and Government policy. Significantly Early Years provision is often local, this text directs the reader to understand the complexities of the role and responsibilities of the local council. This chapter is highly relevant to Early Years professionals and it is not a subject picked up across a broad range of literature. This text also examines the major reforms in education and health services.
This text covers a such as a range of relevant and interesting topics. I think that by updating the versions really stays true to its title.
A useful book providing a good range of issues to help develop students' breadth of understanding
A highly recommended text for Early Childhood Studies undergraduate courses, the authors cast a critical eye over the issues facing the Early Years sector.
very detailed book that explored current issues both within England and internationally. I have already recommend this books to colleagues.
An informative read, with some useful issues explained and analysed.
Current themes and debates expertly put into context and critiqued from many angles. Excellent for anyone studying Early Years.
I received an e-inspection copy of this textbook and found it really accessible. There are plenty of case studies and current and historical perspectives on early childhood; a useful supplementary text but is highly recommended for level 4 students.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 14: Safeguarding Children in the Early Years