New childcare text that positions diversity and equality as an integral part of early childhood care and education for students, trainers and practitioners in Ireland.
Section one: Diversity is real – and so is exclusion
Introduction to Section One
1: Historical Context
2: Understanding Terminology: Concepts and meanings explored
3: Terminology: Getting it right as language evolves and changes
4: European Law and Irish Legislation
Section Two: Re-thinking Early Childhood Education and Care
Introduction to Section Two
5: Reflective Practice and Critical Reflection
6: How do we know what we know about early childhood?
7: Approaches to Diversity and Equality
Section Three: Voices from the sector
Introduction to Section Three
8: Do 0–6 year olds need lessons in gender equality?
9: The Family Wall Project
10: Dealing with Difficult Situations
11: Persona Dolls
12: Embracing all languages i
Colette Murray, MSc has worked as a practitioner, trainer, lecturer, advocate and researcher. She established and coordinates the Equality & Diversity in Early Childhood National Network and is currently the Pre-school Education Initiative for Children from Minority Groups coordinator.
Dr Mathias Urban, Reader in Education, works for the Cass School of Education, University of East London, where he is Director of the International Centre for Research on Professionalism in Early Childhood.