Description : This vital addition to Springer’s ‘Educating the Young Child’ series addresses gaps in the literature on father involvement in the lives of young children, a topic with a fast-rising profile in today’s world of female breadwinners and single-parent households. While the significant body of theoretical understanding and empirical data accumulated in recent decades has done much to characterize the fluidity of evolving notions of fatherhood, the impact of this understanding on policy and legal frameworks has been uneven at an international level. In a field where groups of fathers were until recently marginalized in research, this book adopts a refreshingly inclusive attitude, aiming to motivate researchers to capture the nuanced practices of fathers in minority groups such as those who are homeless, gay, imprisoned, raising a disabled child, or from ethnically distinct backgrounds, including Mexican- and African-American and indigenous fathers. The volume includes chapters highlighting the unique challenges and possibilities of father involvement in their children’s early years of development. Contributing authors have integrated theories, research, policies, and programs on father involvement so as to attract readers with diverse interest and expertise, and material from selected countries in Asia, Australia, and Africa, as well as North America, evinces the international scope of their analysis. Their often interdisciplinary analyses draw, too, on historical and cultural legacies, even as they project a vision of the future in which fathers’ involvement in their young children’s lives develops alongside the changing political, economic and educational landscapes around the world.
Description : Previously published as The Early Years Professional’s Complete Companion, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and is the essential resource for aspiring and existing leaders of early years practice. Covering a wide range of theoretical and practical concepts, this book helps the reader consider how they can develop excellent practice within their unique setting. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins by exploring the origins of early years practice, before discussing principles in development, social policy and child protection. The second section considers what constitutes high quality practice, and reflects on the role of emotional security, environment, and adults in shaping children’s learning and development. The third and final section examines how activities associated with continued professional development impact on teaching standards, before finishing with a discussion on international perspectives on early years practice. Key features include: New chapters on safeguarding, children’s rights, continuous professional development and international perspectives of early years practice. Chapter objectives, tasks and links to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Case studies with questions for reflection to promote critical thinking. New developments in the early years practice arena are outlined, including the emergence of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This book is an essential text for those working towards qualifications in early years teaching and leading practice, and provides a flexible basis for tutors, trainers, assessors and mentors to further develop programmes of education and training. It will also appeal to teachers and practitioners interested in considering potential routes for continuing their professional development.
Description : The premise of this book is that 400 million childrenone in five children aliveare abused and neglected in ways that could affect their entire lives, and that greater progress in protecting those children is both urgent and possible. The book reviews the long history of child maltreatment from prehistoric times to the present, contrasting statements about precious, innocent children with the realities of child maltreatment around the world. Child protection is defined using the sixteen categories of maltreatment from the work of the United Nations Childrens Fund. The roles of the major players in global child protection are described, noting that this field is a small part of the broader arenas of foreign aid and foreign policy. The book discusses the difficult question of what causes child maltreatment, reviewing poverty, religious and cultural practices, gender inequity and other forms of discrimination, parental addictions, and war and its aftermath. Ten specific responses to child maltreatment are proposed, aiming at reducing the fragmentation and increasing the effectiveness of child protection programs. A critique is included on recent responses of US agencies and international counterparts, with appendices on India and China as the countries with the greatest numbers of children.
Description : The title is targeted at undergraduates and is designed to help students develop an understanding of the modern approach to child- care, identification, prevention and nursing management of common health problems of neonates and children. Summary for quick review has been incorporated Questions formulated for every chapter for self-evaluation of the related topic Presence of tables in the book. E.g. (Table: General trends in height and weight gain during childhood)
Description : This text is used primarily at the community college level, but also in 4-year institutions, for the ECE Administration course. This text was written primarily for students of early childhood education whether or not they plan to enter the administrative aspects of the field. The text is a rich source of updated information for practicing directors. Readers are introduced to a total range of administrative demands in different types of early childhood education centers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This text/workbook is a step-by-step guide through the case management process, from intake and assessment to referrals and termination. The fifth edition focuses on what is most important for students to consider, document, and pass along in each step of the human services process. Chapters walk students through each step of the case management process, while realistic exercises drawn from active professionals expose students to a broad range of true-to-life circumstances and difficulties. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : From devising basic documents to creating intricate Web applications, an informative reference features frequently used XML commands; covers important emerging XML standards including Schemas, Xlink, and Xpointer; offers ready-to-use code; and much more. Original. (Intermediate/Advanced)
Description : Aunque la reforma a las telecomunicaciones en Chile condujeron al desarrollo rapido en los anos 90 manejadas por el sector privado, las areas rurales seguian excluidas en gran parte debido al alto costo para proporcionar el servicio. En 1994, el gobierno establecio el Fondo para el Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones, financiado por presupuesto nacional para catalizar la inversion privada adicional y ponerla al servicio de las telecomunicaciones rurales.