HNC Early Education and Childcare (For Scotland)

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Author: Frances Scott,Liz Johnstone,Sarah Sayers,Elaine Anderson,Mary MacMillan,Margaret Paterson

Publisher: Heinemann Vocational

ISBN: 9780435401016

Category:

Page: 352

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This book is written to cover all core units of the HNC with additional thematic chapters covering the key content of the most popular optional units. It provides detailed coverage of Scottish legislation and frameworks, so you can be sure that everything is 100 per cent applicable to HNC students. It is written by a team of experts based in Scotland, with vast experience of developing, delivering and verifying the qualification so you can be confident that the content is exactly what you need. It cites sources of wider reading, as well as where to find the most up-to-date information, so that students can use the book as a springboard for further research. It supports students in completing the graded unit, as well as developing the general research and study skills that are key to success in the course

Professionals in Early Childhood Education and Care Systems

European Profiles and Perspectives

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Author: Pamela Oberhuemer,Inge Schreyer,Michelle J. Neuman

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866492499

Category: Education

Page: 525

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In a context of widespread expansion of education and care provision for young children, the staffing of early childhood services in Europe is a critical quality issue. However, systematically assembled data across countries on the education/training and structure of the early years workforce are limited. Who works in education and care settings for young children? What professional studies are required? How similar or how varied are the qualification profiles and fields of work? This book provides answers to these questions. With funding from the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the SEEPRO project based at the State Institute of Early Childhood Research (IFP) in Munich/Bavaria worked closely with country experts to develop the 27 country profiles. In addition, cross-national perspectives and key workforce issues are highlighted which will be of interest for those engaged in early years professional education/training as well as for researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

British Qualifications

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Author: Kogan Page

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749444846

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1002

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The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this highly successful and practical guide provides thorough information on all developments. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. It acts as an one-stop guide for careers advisors, students and parents, and will also enable human resource managers to verify the qualifications of potential employees.

Understanding Early Years Education across the UK

Comparing practice in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Author: Diane Boyd,Nicky Hirst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691849

Category: Education

Page: 236

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The four nations of the UK each have distinctive policy and curricula in relation to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This new textbook offers a comprehensive look at early years education in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, bringing the curriculum frameworks for each country together in one place. Drawing on the cultural and practical pedagogy of each curriculum, this book aims to develop students’ understanding of the development, care, education, health, well-being and upbringing of young children across the UK in a social, pedagogical and policy context. Divided into two sections, the first examines each country’s learning and teaching requirements in detail within a policy context. The book then explores the similarities and differences between the curricula, focusing on key areas such as play, the indoor and outdoor learning environment, the family and assessment. Accessible and engaging, this book will help students to analyse and question practice both in their own country and across all four Home Nations. Features include: case studies to illustrate practice and a frequently asked questions section in each chapter to clarify key points and opportunities for reflection and debate. Including contributions from expert practitioners in each country, this text is essential reading for all students studying early childhood and will help them to understand the impact of policy on children and families across the UK.

Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care

International Perspectives

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Author: Carmen Dalli,Mathias Urban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317987128

Category: Education

Page: 164

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The professionalism of the early childhood sector has gained prominence on the policy agendas of many countries. National pedagogical frameworks or curricula and an upsurge of pathways to gaining or upgrading qualifications has led to a pervasive terminology of professionalism. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of this terminology, the question of what professionalism means in early years contexts remains open to debate. This book draws together the work of an international group of scholars who have engaged with this question. They ask: How can professionalism be conceptualised in early childhood settings? How might one act professionally in increasingly diverse and changing social and cultural contexts? Do we have a common ground of understanding about these terms? Are there key concepts that can be agreed upon? Drawing on research and experience across a wide range of national contexts, this book seeks an understanding of early childhood professionalism in local contexts that might throw light on the global implications of this term. This book was published as a special issue in the European Early Childhood Education Research Journal.

Scottish Education

Beyond Devolution

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Author: T. G. K. Bryce,Walter M. Humes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748625932

Category: History

Page: 1024

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'Scottish Education' is a frank and authoritative commentary on every aspect of education in Scotland. It provides detailed information on pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary education.

British Qualifications

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Author: Kogan Page (Firm)

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: 9780749437077

Category: Education

Page: 833

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In a single volume, the new edition of this guide gives comprehensive coverage of the developments within the fast-changing field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications. Fully indexed, it provides details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. It lists all degree and postgraduate awards from all UK universities and colleges, and includes website addresses for each establishment.

Scottish Life and Society: Institutions of Scotland : education

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Author: Heather Holmes,European Ethnological Research Centre

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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This project of the European Ethnological Research Centre is planned in 13 volumes. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a national identity. Other volumes cover Scottish ethnology; farming and landscape; Scotland's buildings; boats and fishing; coast and sea; the food and the Scots; hearth and home: the culture of the dwelling house; crafts, trades and professions; transport and communications; the individual and community life in Scotland; oral literature and performance culture; institutions of Scotland: religious expression; and institutions of Scotland: the law.

All Because of Henry

My Story of Struggle and Triumph with Two Autistic Children and the Dogs that Unlocked their World

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Author: Nuala Gardner

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845027582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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All Because of Henry is the heart-rending story of Nuala Gardner and her remarkable struggle to bring up two autistic children - with the help of Sir Henry, Wee Henry and Thomas, the family's incredible four-legged friends. In the bestselling A Friend Like Henry, Nuala told how their beautiful golden retriever helped provide a miraculous breakthrough into her son Dale's severely autistic world. Now, in the much-anticipated sequel, Dale turns 17 and he's ready for the world - but is the world ready for him? And can their new dog, Thomas, have the same amazing effect on Nuala's autistic daughter Amy? As she faces up to a new set of challenges, Nuala begins to realise that the struggles of the past are nothing to what's still to come. And she must also face up to the ordeal of her crumbling marriage and find the strength to carry on against a backdrop of adversity, prejudice, family secrets and some very unexpected twists. All Because of Henry is the extraordinary true story of one woman's family, of overcoming obstacles, and of the wonderful dogs that helped them through it all. And it's a story that did not end with Sir Henry - it began - and it continues here, in warmth, heartbreak, hard times and, ultimately, triumph.

Education and care away from home

a review of research, policy and practice

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Author: Moira Borland,Scottish Council for Research in Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 152

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