Ethical Practice in Early Childhood
- Ioanna Palaiologou - Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Ethical considerations are raising new questions about the involvement and participation of children in research. By considering the ethical issues that can arise when working with and doing research with young children from birth to five years, this book examines a wide range of topics including:
- Involving young children in research
- Informed consent
- Research tools with children under five
- Researching children with special needs and disabilities
- Researching vulnerable groups
- Researching other cultures
- Multi-agency working
- Loss and bereavement
- Ethical practices when studying early childhood
- Safe-guarding young children
- Ethics and leadership
Examples from education, health and social work are examined, and there are chapter overviews, activities, case studies, points for discussion and recommendations for further reading and useful websites in each chapter, which help to engage the reader and facilitate critical thinking and reflective practice. This is a comprehensive guide to a developing field for the early years student and practitioner.
'This challenging and stimulating book, which addresses the deeply contentious and critical area of how we address ethical issues in research, policy and practice in early years, is timely. It will be an invaluable support as both providers and practitioners respond to the demand that they reflect upon, evaluate, make visible and evidence their early years practice rigorously and systematically'
-Professor Christine Pascal, Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC)
Very thought provoking and easy to read.
This resource has elements that fit within several of our level 4 modules.
Excellent source of information for both FD and BA students - usefully simple yet giving enough breadth and depth to a complicated subject but in an engaging and easy to use format, often cited when students are asked to demonstrate understanding
Individual chapters tackle the different aspects of research with young children. Good links and ideas for further reading and research.
This is a clear, concise and easy to follow guide on the importance of ethical considerations in practice.
This book is essential to enable students to develop an understanding around research with children
A useful text for use across a range of subject areas in early years. extends thinking regarding issues that are key to understanding ethical issues in e.g. multi agency working, safeguarding, policy and practice. I particularly welcome the chapter on ethical researching in other culture which is an highly unexplored domain.
Very helpful text for exploring ethical issues relating to working with children.
The chapter entitled ethical researching in other cultures is particularly useful in this book. Not something that usually has a chapter devoted to it and therefore is good reading and offers good points for discussion