Inclusive Education in the Early Years

Right from the Start

Kathy Cologon

Inclusive Education in the Early Years

Right from the Start

Kathy Cologon

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9780195524123

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Paperback

Published:

26 Nov 2014

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Description

Inclusive Education in the Early Years introduces key concepts of inclusion, disability and inclusive education within the context of early childhood education. It focuses on effective approaches to facilitating inclusive education in the early years, addresses the Key Learning Areas and incorporates consideration of the prior to school, transition and early childhood school years. The text covers critical aspects of teacher development in relation to fostering inclusive language and communication, enabling social interactions (including play) and supporting positive behaviour development.

This book encourages and supports educators and other early years professionals to develop their own skills, knowledge and confidence in creating inclusive early years learning environments.

KEY FEATURES

  • Up to date with the contemporary Australian context for early childhood education, including consideration of the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia and the current legislative and policy framework.
  • Builds on current research and engages with the field of Disability Studies in Education.
  • Case studies reflect personal accounts from children, parents and teachers highlight factors that facilitate inclusion.
  • Reflection exercises and critical reflection questions throughout encourage readers to think about key themes of the book and ignite further discussion.

Contents

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING INCLUSION IN THE EARLY YEARS
1. Better Together: Inclusive Education in the Early Years
Kathy Cologon
2. Ableism, Disablism and the Early Years
Kathy Cologon & Carol Thomas
3. More than a Label? The Power of Language
Kathy Cologon
4. Legislation and Policy in Early Years Inclusion
Anne Petriwskyj

SECTION 2: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE EARLY YEARS

5. ‘Not just being Accepted, but Embraced’: Family Perspectives on Inclusion
Kathy Cologon
6. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Early Years: Implications for Inclusion and Inclusive Practice
Emma Pearson, Hanapi Mohamad & Hajah Zuryatini Zainal
7. Gender Matters in the Early Years Classroom
Kylie Smith, Kate Alexander & Audrey D'Souza Juma
8. The Possum Hunt: A Ghost Story for Preschoolers? Death, Continuity and the Revival of Aboriginality in Melbourne
Sue Atkinson & Prasanna Srinivasan

SECTION 3: WORKING TOGETHER FOR INCLUSION

9. Family-Centred Practice for Inclusive Early Years Education
Loraine Fordham & Christine Johnston
10. Interprofessional Practice to Support Inclusion
Sandie Wong
11. The A–Z of IFSPs, IEPs and SSPs!: Positive Planning for Inclusion
Kathy Cologon & Dinah Cocksedge
12. Adapting the Curriculum in the School Years
Ilektra Spandagou

SECTION 4: TRANSITIONS AND CONTINUITY

13. Transitions in the Early Years
Anne Petriwskyj
14. Children in Emergency Contexts: Supporting Transitions and Continuity
Lisa Deters, Kathy Cologon & Jacqueline Hayden
15. Trauma, Disruption and Displacement
Margaret Sims
16. Supporting the Inclusion of Children with Chronic Illness and Health Issues in the Early Years
Leanne Hallowell

SECTION 5: INCLUSIVE EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

17. Play and Inclusion
Melanie Nind, Rosie Flewitt & Fani Theodorou
18. Inclusive Literacy Learning
Kathy Cologon
19. Inclusive Early Numeracy Experiences
Rhonda Faragher
20. Engaging All Children through the Arts
Cathy Nutbrown & Peter Clough
21. Why Does the Moon Change Shape?: Inclusive Science and Technology in the Early Years
Camilla Gordon & Kate Highfield
SECTION 6: FACILITATING INCLUSION IN EARLY YEARS EXPERIENCES, ENVIRONMENTS AND APPROACHES
22. Including Children with Sense Impairments in the Early Years
Paul Pagliano
23. Inclusion of Children through Augmentative and Alternative Communication Supports
Teresa Iacono & Kathy Cologon 24. (Un)Becoming Behaviour
Linda J. Graham
25. Extending and Enriching Children’s Learning
Kerry Hodge
26. Constructing Inclusion: Putting Theory into Practice
Kathy Cologon

Authors

Edited by Kathy Cologon - Lecturer, The Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University

Contributors

Kate Alexander
Sue Atkinson
Peter Clough
Dinah Cocksedge
Lisa Deters
Audrey D’Souza Juma
Rhonda Faragher
Rosie Flewitt
Loraine Fordham
Camilla Gordon
Linda J. Graham
Leanne Hallowell
Jacqueline Hayden
Kate Highfield
Kerry Hodge
Teresa Iacono
Christine Johnston
Hanapi Mohamad
Melanie Nind
Cathy Nutbrown
Paul Pagliano
Emma Pearson
Anne Petriwskyj
Margaret Sims
Kylie Smith
Ilektra Spandagou
Prasanna Srinivasan
Fani Theodorou
Carol Thomas
Sandie Wong
Hjh Zuriyatini Hj Zainal

Sample Pages

Read a sample chapter from Inclusive Education in the Early Years:

Chapter 1: Better Together: Inclusive Education in the Early Years