Early Childhood Studies

An Holistic Introduction
Author: Jayne Taylor,Margaret Woods
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340887363
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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This text is aimed at students studying early childhood as a component of an academic course. Aspects of growth, social provision, psychology, nutrition, health and the law are explored in relation to child development.

Advanced Early Years Care and Education


Author: Iain MacLeod-Brudenell
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435401788
Category: Child care
Page: 488
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Written by the course team leaders at Derby University, this textbook is the ideal resource for those embarking on a Foundation Degree in Early Years. It covers the content of the 12 core outcomes at the appropriate depth and breadth, giving students a complete grounding in the basics of the subject

Integrated Children's Centres

Overcoming Barriers to Truly Integrated Services
Author: Carole Beaty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136938389
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Designed to be a one-stop-shop to meet the needs of local communities, Children’s Centres represent a revolutionary shift in the way children’s services are delivered to families. Integrated Children’s Centres looks at the way in which Children’s Centre development has built upon the research and experiences of initiatives such as the HeadStart programme in America and the SureStart programme. Exploring the component elements of truly integrative services and the key players in ensuring positive outcomes: families, the local authority, PCT, private and voluntary sectors, and faith groups, this book covers: the challenges faced by children’s centres how to tackle social issues through the medium of children's centres achieving effective multi-agency working and true collaboration the essentials of leading and managing children’s centres the benefits of early intervention how to effectively deliver health care, education and children’s services. Providing a wealth of case studies, this highly topical book will be of interest to nursery and children’s centres managers and early years practitioners enrolled on the NPQICL or EYPS programmes, as well as students working towards a degree in Early Childhood Studies or MA in Early Years.

Special Needs & Early Years

A Practitioner's Guide
Author: Kate Wall
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412929493
Category: Education
Page: 222
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Provides practitioners, students, and parents with current examples of good practice and updated information on interagency issues and working with parents.

Food and Health in Early Childhood

A Holistic Approach
Author: Deborah Albon,Penny Mukherji
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473902932
Category: Education
Page: 184
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'I believe that [this book] could be of value to practitioners working with birth-five year olds, heads or managers of nurseries, health professionals or students who wish to gain an overview of this subject....I enjoyed reading this book and it literally gave me much food for thought' - Early Years 'This book is a welcome addition and the contributors should be congratulated on the scope and depth they manage to achieve...this book is an interesting read, dealing with a topical, yet complex issue' - Journal of Early Childhood Research 'Food plays a huge part in our lives, and this book looks holistically at its influence, including our emotional as well as physical wellbeing. It provides useful facts on diet and healthy eating guidelines for children under five, school age children, adults and pregnant mothers...There is advice on promoting positive attitudes towards food in an early years setting, along with practical advice and case studies to help practitioners promote heatlhy eating in their settings' - Early Years Update 'This highly readable, thoroughly researched book explores food and eating in an historical, cultural and psychological context and, as public concern about children's nutrition rises, its publication is timely. Food and Health in Early Childhood is a comprehensive, clearly written text enriched with case studies and pertinent reflective activities to consolidate learning' - Angela Underdown, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Studies, University of Warwick The media interest surrounding children, food and nutrition continues to influence policy and practice in early years settings, and food and eating is of fundamental importance to early childhood practice. Not only does food contribute to health, in terms of nutrition it's also a vital part of a child's emotional and socio-cultural experience that is linked to their growing sense of well-being and identity. This book gives you a comprehensive overview of food and eating in the early years, covering the following: - nutrition - policy development - health inequalities - food, culture and identity - food and emotion - healthy eating guidelines - promoting healthy eating in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in relation to young children's nutrition Each chapter includes case studies, links to useful websites, activities and suggestions for further reading. An interactive approach from the reader is encouraged throughout the book. Aimed at all early years practitioners, it will be of particular interest to those studying for Early Childhood Studies' degrees and those studying for EYPS. Other professionals and students with an interest in this area (teachers, health visitors, dieticians) will also find it useful.

Studying Childhood and Early Childhood

A Guide for Students
Author: Kay Sambell,Mel Gibson,Sue Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446211010
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include: making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood making the most of your lectures writing good assignments learning how to study independently developing your critical thinking drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits) getting a job in the early years sector. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and now contains: a new chapter on placements and visits detailed advice on how to avoid plagiarism full consideration of multi-agency working, throughout every chapter advice on career opportunities and further study. Designed to support students in their studies and beyond, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying childhood or early childhood. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

The Team Around the Child

Multi-agency Working in the Early Years
Author: Iram Siraj-Blatchford,Karen Clarke,Martin Needham
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858564180
Category: Education
Page: 175
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This book discusses the history and practical considerations of working within a multi-agency framework for children's services. It reflects many of the policy changes that have occurred in child welfare in Great Britain since the publication of the Government's 'Children Bill' and 'Every child matters: next steps', including the formation of Children's Centres, intended to integrate services.

Doing Research with Children


Author: Dr Anne D Greig,Mrs Jayne Taylor,Tommy MacKay
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144620412X
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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The Second Edition of Doing Research with Children is a welcome development of this key textbook for a growing market. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and practical introduction to undertaking a research project with children, and now accommodates and accounts for many of the changes that have taken place in research practice and in discussions about research with children in recent years.

Early Childhood Studies

A Multidisciplinary and Holistic Introduction
Author: Jayne Taylor
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781444175875
Category: Infants
Page: 354
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This new edition of a ground-breaking, popular and well-respected textbook presents you with a clear and detailed account of infancy and early childhood from an Holistic and Multi-Disciplinary perspective. The book uniquely balances the need for professionals and students to understand theory,research and policy in relation to young children's lives, giving you the ability to take an in-depth and analytical approach to understanding key early childhood issues and concepts based on children's rights.This new edition is now fully up-to-date with legislation, policy and research development.The book also includes guidance on the skills required to successfully study early childhood at degree level and includes suggestions for further reading to extend the reader's knowledge and understanding of key topics.The book draws on practical examples to promote a deeper and critical discussion about working with young children and their families and particularly the ways in which early years professionals must embrace partnership working and collaboration.Early Childhood Studies: An Holistic and Multi-disciplinary Introduction is an invaluable text for all students on courses with an early childhood element.

Inclusion in the Early Years


Author: Cathy Nutbrown,Peter Clough,Frances Atherton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446289532
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This insightful text shows how the attitudes of adults in early years settings can influence practice. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. The book shows how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and exclusionary practices. This new and revised edition includes an increased focus on: - inclusion as a political issue - social class - poverty - children's rights - gay and lesbian parents and staff This text is essential for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and devleop their own inclusive practices. Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the University of Sheffield. Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield Frances Atherton is Head of Department of Early Childhood Studies, at the University of Chester.

Integrative Health

A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals
Author: Cyndie Koopsen,Caroline Young
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763757616
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 359
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Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals serves as a comprehensive resource on integrative health modalities. Perfect for both health care professionals and as a textbook for students, this text explores the discipline of integrative health care as a person-centered and person-empowering approach to health care, combining treatments from conventional medicine and clinically proven complementary and alternative medicine to address the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the environment and relationships with others.

Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education

Breaking New Ground
Author: John P. Miller,Selia Karsten ,Diana Denton,Deborah Orr,Isabella Colalillo Kates
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483762
Category: Electronic books
Page: 262
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Explores the theory, practice, and poetics of spiritual and holistic education. In Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education, scholars from around the globe address the theory, practice, and poetics of holistic education. Some of the topics explored include educating the soul; partnership education; nourishing adolescents’ spirituality; education and the modern assault on being human; the Eros of teaching; personal creativity as soul work; pedagogies of compassion; and meditation, masculinity, and meaningful life. "This book contains exceptionally thoughtful analyses and genuine wisdom. The authors, many of whom are leading voices for a more holistic understanding of education, raise vitally essential questions about the nature and purpose of education. They provide a coherent, deeply reflective understanding of holistic education as a response to these questions." — Ron Miller, author of What Are Schools For? Holistic Education in American Culture Contributors include Gary Babiuk, Marni Binder, Rina Cohen, Diana Denton, Riane Eisler, David Forbes, Selia Karsten, Isabella Colalillo Kates, Rachael Kessler, Bok Young Kim, Anna F. Lemkow, John P. Miller, Thomas Moore, Ayako Nozawa, Deborah Orr, Edmund O’Sullivan, Young-Mann Park, Christopher Reynolds, Susan A. Schiller, Douglas Sloan, Celeste Snowber, Min-Young Song, Leslie Owen Wilson, and Atsuhiko Yoshida.

Child Development

Theories and Critical Perspectives
Author: Rosalyn H. Shute,Phillip T. Slee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317665074
Category: Psychology
Page: 310
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Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives provides an engaging and perceptive overview of both well-established and recent theories in child and adolescent psychology. This unique summary of traditional scientific perspectives alongside critical post-modern thinking will provide readers with a sense of the historical development of different schools of thought. The authors also place theories of child development in philosophical and cultural contexts, explore links between them, and consider the implications of theory for practice in the light of the latest thinking and developments in implementation and translational science. Early chapters cover mainstream theories such as those of Piaget, Skinner, Freud, Maccoby and Vygotsky, whilst later chapters present interesting lesser-known theorists such as Sergei Rubinstein, and more recent influential theorists such as Esther Thelen. The book also addresses lifespan perspectives and systems theory, and describes the latest thinking in areas ranging from evolutionary theory and epigenetics, to feminism, the voice of the child and Indigenous theories. The new edition of Child Development has been extensively revised to include considerable recent advances in the field. As with the previous edition, the book has been written with the student in mind, and includes a number of useful pedagogical features including further reading, discussion questions, activities, and websites of interest. Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives will be essential reading for students on advanced courses in developmental psychology, education, social work and social policy, and the lucid style will also make it accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology.

The Holistic Curriculum

Second Edition
Author: John P. Miller
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442691484
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Holistic education is concerned with connections in human experience - connections between mind and body, between linear thinking and intuitive ways of knowing, between individual and community, and between the personal self and the transpersonal self. First published in 1988, The Holistic Curriculum examines the philosophical, psychological, and social foundations of holistic education, outlining its history and discussing practical applications in the classroom. This revised and expanded second edition concisely describes how holistic thinking integrates spiritual and scientific perspectives, drawing on romantic, humanistic, and other radical alternatives to the atomistic worldview of the modern age. The role of the teacher, the issue of accountability, and strategies for implementing the Holistic Curriculum are also discussed.

Critical Security Studies

An Introduction
Author: Columba Peoples,Nick Vaughan-Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135019495
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
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Critical Security Studies introduces students to the sub-field through a detailed yet accessible survey of evolving approaches and key issues. This new edition contains two new chapters and has been fully revised and updated. Written in an accessible and clear manner, Critical Security Studies: offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to critical security studies locates critical security studies within the broader context of social and political theory evaluates fundamental theoretical positions within critical security studies in application to key issues. The book is divided into two main parts. The first part, ‘Approaches’, surveys the newly extended and contested theoretical terrain of critical security studies: Critical Theory, Feminism and gender theory, Postcolonialism, Poststructuralism and Securitization theory. The second part, ‘Issues’, then illustrates these various theoretical approaches against the backdrop of a diverse range of issues in contemporary security practices, from environmental, human and homeland security to border security, technology and warfare, and the War against Terrorism. This edition also includes new chapters on Constructivist theories (Part I) and health (Part II). The historical and geographical scope of the book is deliberately broad and readers are introduced to a number of key illustrative case studies. Each of the chapters in Part II concretely illustrate one or more of the approaches discussed in Part I, with clear internal referencing allowing the text to act as a holistic learning tool for students. This book is essential reading for upper-level students of Critical Security Studies, and an important resource for students of International/Global Security, Political Theory and International Relations.

Managing Sport Business

An Introduction
Author: David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351967274
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 674
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Contemporary sport is both a sophisticated and complex international business and a mass participatory practice run largely by volunteers and community organisations. Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of sports management helps to explain the modern commercial environment that shapes sport at all levels and gives clear and sensible guidance on best practice in sports management, from elite sport to the local level. The first section examines the global context for contemporary sports management. The second explores the key functional areas of management, from organisation and strategy to finance and marketing, and explains how successful managerial techniques can be applied in a sporting context. The final section surveys a wide range of important issues in contemporary sports management, from corporate social responsibility to the use of information and communication technologies. Together, these sections provide a complete package of theory, applied practical skills and a state-of-the-art review of modern sport business. Complemented by a companion website full of additional resources, this book is essential reading for all students of sport management and sport business.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care
Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702053333
Category: Medical
Page: 676
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This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.

Teaching Speaking

A Holistic Approach
Author: Christine C. M. Goh,Anne Burns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110701123X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 301
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"Drawing on wide-ranging literature from a variety of relevant disciplines, as well as their own extensive experience in teaching spoken English, the authors give a fascinating, comprehensive, and insightful account of the nature of second language speaking skills. The research and theory they survey then serves as the basis for the principles, strategies, and procedures they propose for the teaching of spoken English. This book will, therefore, provide an invaluable resource for teachers, teachers in training, and researchers, providing both a state-of-the-art survey of the field as well as a source of practical ideas for those involved in planning, teaching, and evaluating courses and materials for the teaching of spoken English"--

Invitation to Holistic Health


Author: Charlotte Eliopoulos
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 128414139X
Category: Medical
Page: 502
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Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life, Fourth Edition, features solid principles and proven practices to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. The text is divided into four parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources; Developing Healthy Lifestyle Practices; Taking Charge of Challenges to the Body, Mind, and Spirit; and Safe Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies. This easy-to-read guide provides how-to information for dealing with a variety of health-related issues, including nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies, to name a few. Unlike other holistic health textbooks, the Fourth Edition promotes a variety of therapies and provides evidence to support the practice of each one. New to the Fourth Edition: • Updated research related to holistic health and practices • Expanded coverage of obesity and diversity • Tips for practitioners on providing holistic care in conventional settings • Discussion around the integration of conventional medicine and alternative therapies