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In the UK, applying social science subjects such as psychology, sociology, social policy, and research methods to Early Years can help to raise standards and ensure good practice. These subjects inform much of the UK academic curriculum within many Early Years programs and are subjects that make an important contribution to understanding children's behavior, growth, and development. This book identifies, analyzes, and assesses how social science enriches Early Years. Each chapter imaginatively introduces the main learning objectives and includes formative activities, which apply social science to particular themes to aid students' cognitive skills.
This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.
This textbook provides a comprehensive examination of all the required areas of criminal and policing law in the UK, with explicit links to the National Occupational Standards. Chapters open with clear objectives and include regular revision notes, knowledge check questions and answers, and practical activities. This second edition has been fully revised to expand the content, take account of recent changes, and reflect the latest UK legislation. In particular, there is a new chapter on Police Community Support Officers. The sections on police powers, traffic policing, and evidence have been updated, and the issue of diversity has been woven into an increased number of scenarios.
This book provides an accessible undergraduate-level introduction to the central educational concepts of learning and culture. In examining these themes, the book addresses key issues including: what is meant by 'culture;' characteristics commonly associated with contemporary culture; relationships between culture and learning; changing understandings of how, what, where, and when we learn; the relationship between learning, national identity, and citizenship; and the impact of all these on our way of life. These ideas are approached from the traditional disciplines of Education Studies â " historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and psychological.
The first year of practice can be the most challenging for newly qualified social workers. This book takes a practical look at the transition from student to practitioner and covers applying for a first post and managing the first years of practice, including specific guidance on topics such as induction, supervision and Post-Qualifying awards. Also covered are court skills, team working, report writing and record keeping. Each of these sections within the book contains critical commentary from both an employer's and newly qualified social worker's perspective, bringing alive the importance of these issues.
What does it mean to practice youth work ethically? How does ethical theory relate to the youth work profession? What are the moral dilemmas confronting youth workers today, and how should practitioners respond? Youth Work Ethics examines these questions and more and should be on the reading lists of all youth work trainees and practitioners. A wide range of topics are covered, including: confidentiality; sexual propriety; dependence and empowerment; equity of provision; interprofessional working; managing dual relationships; working across cultures; working within an agency.
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