Diversity & Equality in Early Childhood

Colette Murray and Mathias Urban
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Diversity & Equality in Early Childhood positions diversity and equality as an integral part of early childhood care and education for students, trainers and practitioners in Ireland.

Written for childcare courses at FETAC Level 6; Early childhood education courses at degree level; Montessori courses; Primary teacher education courses and Social care courses, this book:

  • Supports the implementation of Síolta (2006), Aistear (2009) and the Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers (2006 OMC), with particular focus on identity and belonging and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Provides up-to-date examples of innovative practice developed by the éist project and the Equality & Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn), and gathered from early childhood settings and learners in Ireland.

Presented in four sections:

  • Diversity is real - and so is exclusionIntroduces a framework that can be used to address diversity beyond culture, and contextualises children's stories in legislation, policy and practice.
  • Re-thinking Early Childhood Education and CareOffers several theoretical perspectives on diversity and equality in early childhood.
  • Voices from the sectorProvides insight into existing and innovative practices in the Irish ECEC sector, while demonstrating that change for adults and children is possible.
  • Roadmap to equalityProposes recommendations for steps to be taken by policy-makers, trainers, educators and practitioners in early childhood settings and services in Ireland.
More Information
ISBN/EAN 9780717149940
Author Colette Murray and Mathias Urban
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 28 Apr 2012
Format Paperback
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