Policy Issues in the Early Years
- Linda Miller - The Open University
- Denise Hevey - University of Northampton, UK
Providing a unique and critical insight into some of the most significant issues affecting early years education, this book draws on current research, addresses key debates, and considers international perspectives. Topics covered include: policy making; poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion; promoting infant mental health; safeguarding and well-being; enhancing children's potential; parenting policies and skills; and national strategies versus professional autonomy.
An accessible book which covers key themes within EY policy and contemporary issues within an ever-changing policy context
"Enables learners to look more deeply at Early Years policies. The extended sections at the back of each chapter where excellent and enable learners to gather further sources so to be able to question and reflect on their own inderstanding."
A useful book discussing policy and implications on practice
This book was well used by my students when discussing policy and implications on practice.
Excellent supporing text for tutors supporting the BTEC L3 CCLD - good case studies included.
Excellent book; covers key themes explored in the second year of our Early Years Foundation degree. On the essential reading list for next semester.
Another well presented and organised book by Linda Miller. The book that every student studying Early Years must have as it gives a clear overview of the key policies in the EY sector.
This is a useful, up-to-date volume.
A wide-ranging and thoughtful book by some of the most interesting academics in the UK and beyond. The chapters go well-beyond the areas of so many early years books and this makes it a vaulable addition to the growing literature.
Chapters include reflections on current issues from a number of respected contributors . A valuable additional to the library. Each chapter ends with useful website links and I especially value the recommendations for reading at different levels of study. Marketisation of early years is thought provoking. Very up to date
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 Critical Perspectives on EY Policy