This much-needed book examines the implications of the Every Child Matters (ECM) national and local framework for working with children. It analyses the key issues from the perspective of the different professions that make up the 'new children's workforce' and explores interprofessional considerations. Offering a clear guide to the implications of Every Child Matters for practice, this book will be widely welcomed by tutors and practitioners alike, enabling readers to make sense of the legislation and national guidance, and to understand better the new agendas for children's services.
Release on 2010-11-09 | by Linda Miller,Carrie Cable
Author: Linda Miller,Carrie Cable
With the rapid change experienced by the Early Years Workforce over recent times, this book considers what constitutes professionalization in the sector, and what this means in practice. Bringing a critical perspective to the developing knowledge and understanding of early years practitioners at various stages of their professional development, it draws attention to key themes and issues. Chapters are written by leading authorities, and provide case studies, question and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking. Topics covered include: - constructions of professional identities - men in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in the early years - professionalization in the nursery - early childhood leadership and policy Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, the book is highly relevant to those studying at Masters level, and has staggered levels of Further Reading, that encourage reflection and progression.
This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of Communication Skills for Health and Social Care provides an accessible introduction to the wide range of communication skills needed for contemporary health and social care practice. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, the book acts as a working tool which students can dip in and out of throughout their course, and continue to use once they have qualified for practice. The updated edition includes new chapters on: " Groupwork. " Interprofessional Collaboration. " Emotional Intelligence. " Assertiveness. " Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Offering a fresh approach to a core topic on the health and social care curriculum, each chapter suggests group activities and further reading, making this book an ideal resource for students of health, social care, social work and nursing, as well as qualified practitioners. Bernard Moss is Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality at Staffordshire University and Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.
Create the Brightest Future for Your Child with the Best Treatment Options
Author: James Coplan M.D.
In this authoritative and empowering book, one of the world’s leading experts on early child development gives caregivers of children on the autistic spectrum the knowledge they need to navigate the complex maze of symptoms, diagnoses, tests, and treatment options that await them. For more than thirty years, James Coplan, M.D., has been helping families cope with the challenges posed by autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Each family that walks into his office, he knows, is about to begin a journey. With this book, he lays out the steps of that journey. Dr. Coplan brings you into the treatment rooms and along for the tests and evaluations, and provides the kind of practical hands-on guidance that will help you help your child with ASD through every phase of life. At a time when ASD has become the subject of wild theories and uninformed speculation, Dr. Coplan grounds his recommendations in reality. He helps you understand for yourself where your child may be on the spectrum that includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. His clear, comprehensive, and compassionate advice prepares you to make informed medical decisions, evaluate the various educational and therapeutic alternatives, and find answers to such fundamental questions as • How do I optimize my child’s long-term potential? • Which interventions will best serve my child? • How do the various therapies work, and what is the evidence to support them? • What is the best way to teach my child? This book empowers you to be an expert advocate for your child, so that you’ll know when to say no to an ill-advised therapy or medication and can make with confidence the hundreds of important decisions you will face in the years ahead. For every parent who has made the painful transition from “Why did this happen?” to “What can we do to help our child?,” here is the indispensable guidebook you’ve been waiting for. From the Hardcover edition.
The Essential Guide for School Leaders and Managers
Author: Rita Cheminais
This book features step-by-step advice, photocopiable checklists and templates, and suggestions for further activities in relation to implementing and embedding the government’s ECM strategy in schools/education settings.
"This classic study examines a problem that stands at the heart of society: How does a child distinguish between right and wrong?" "Professor Piaget and his colleagues begin their investigation by analyzing the "rules of the game" - in this case a seemingly simple game of marbles - as handed down from one group of children to another. They observe the child's total acceptance of the consensus rules and describe the moral pressure of the group on the individual. Piaget proceeds to an analysis of lying, cheating, adult authority, punishment, and responsibility, noting and evaluating the changing attitudes of growing children toward these "moral realities."" "The book concludes with a comparison of the findings of this significant study with those theories in social psychology and sociology that bear directly on the moral development of the child."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Mick Waters has consistently been a down-to-earth voice in the increasingly complex world of education for many years. He has regularly endeared himself to school communities in the UK and overseas by talking the sort of sense they needed to hear - practical, challenging, inspiring, insightful, engaging. His unique perspective, closeness to the classroom and ability to see innovation in terms of its impact on learners mean his views are always worth listening to. In this long-awaited book, Mick tells it how it is. The things he believes in. The things he wants to see differently. Wry reflections, humorous insights, astute asides and simple ideas to change the system - and the future - for young people everywhere. This is the book you have been waiting for.
The aim of this pocket guide is to provide an at-a-glance overview and insight into Every Child Matters for busy trainee, newly qualified and experienced teachers, working with pupils in a range of educational settings, who want a quick point of reference in order to know how: the concept, aims and principles of Every Child Matters influences their practice to develop a shared vision and ethos for Every Child Matters Every Child Matters policy informs practice to develop effective teamwork and collaborative partnership working to embed Every Child Matters outcomes in personalised learning to monitor and evaluate the impact of Every Child Matters at classroom level. Pocket Guide to Every Child Matters is an invaluable, good value, user-friendly resource for all busy Children’s Workforce practitioners, working directly with pupils in classrooms, offers practical tips and guidance, effective strategies, models of good practice and signposting to further sources of information. It features step-by-step advice, useful checklists and templates which can be customised to suit the context of a range of primary and secondary phase educational settings.