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Ethical Practice in Early Childhood

Edited by Ioanna Palaiologou
Format: Hardback
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 25th Jul 2012
Dimensions: w 170mm h 242mm d 18mm
Weight: 541g
ISBN-10: 0857028529
ISBN-13: 9780857028525
Barcode No: 9780857028525
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 - researching vulnerable groups - researching other cultures - multi-agency working - loss and bereavement - ethical practices when studying early childhood - safe-guarding young children - inspection - 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.

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'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)