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Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

by Chandrika Devarakonda SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9780857028501
Format:
Hbk 200 pages
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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.

COURSE USE: This is essential reading for students studying inclusion and diversity on early childhood or early years courses.

Introduction
Gender
Race
Culture
English as an Additional Language
Gypsy, Roma and Travellers Families
Disability
SEN
Conclusion
References
Index

I think the author brilliantly combined theory, research evidence and practice to offer really great insights into so many strands of inclusion. I love the thoughtful questions posed that are relevant for practice and the deeper debates and controversies that are articulated. And for those who want to go further, it offers some super resources in text and web form.
Chandrika Devarakonda is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Children's Services at the University of Chester.