An Introduction to Early Childhood: A Multidisciplinary by Tim Waller (Ed.)

By Tim Waller (Ed.)

Linking thought to multi-professional perform, this source explores the most important issues of early formative years schooling. every one bankruptcy summarizes key issues, together with studying, health, inclusion, and specified academic wishes.

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G. ‘crisps’ in an attempt to communicate his wishes. CASE STUDY John is 7 years and 10 months old. He has recently been given a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder. John attends a large inner city mainstream primary school and has brothers in the school. g. ‘I find this work tedious in the extreme’. Both peers and staff find it difficult to understand what he is saying as he often mumbles or whispers his words and makes little use of eye contact or gesture. He seems to ‘switch off’ if adults address him directly.

This statement urged national governments to pursue inclusive educational practices for all children. 9595 CHAP 3 27-38 16/6/05 8:56 am Page 30 30 An introduction to early childhood It is the consensus of many educationalists (for example, Booth and Ainscow, 1998) that the goal of inclusive education is a worthy one but it leads us to ask two questions. First what do we mean by inclusive education or ‘inclusion’, and second why do we need it? Finding a concrete definition of inclusion can be difficult and it is clear that confusion abounds, affecting providers, parents and the pupils themselves.

The children became neglected. Chaotic context Here there is a general lack of boundaries. The physical and emotional care of the children is erratic. Similarly, discipline is inconsistent with the same behaviours sometimes tolerated and at other times harshly punished depending on the parents’ moods. Children are often forced to take on adult roles including parenting the parents or acting as sexual partners. Lack of appropriate boundaries and vigilance means that the children are also exposed to sex offenders’ predatory behaviour.

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