Contemporary Issues in the Early Years (Paperback)
  • Contemporary Issues in the Early Years (Paperback)

Contemporary Issues in the Early Years (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 23/10/2013
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If you are a student or practitioner in the early years sector, you need to develop a rounded understanding of key issues in this fast-moving field. This new and updated edition provides a critical examination of the essential issues in early years policy and practice. With contributions from highly regarded practitioners and researchers, this book accessibly balances theory and practical concerns.

The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised to include:
A new chapter on Child Protection and SafeguardingCoverage of the new EYFSTheory and research evidenceA Companion Website, highlighting further reading and current policies and frameworks You can visit the Companion Website at to view a video from the authors, and also access study materials including:
Points for discussionReflective tasksFurther readingWeb links

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446266410
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 18 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition

'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

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