'This book gives an unusual insight into the working lives of a wide range of professionals who interact with young children and their families. It will certainly help professionals to gain an insight into why other professionals make decisions and act in the ways in which they do'
'Transitions in the Early Years will be of great interest to a wide audience. This book brings together theory and practice, with the case studies providing an insightful contribution from different perspectives, to understanding the impact of change in young children's lives'-Jo Armistead, Assistant Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University
This book was an interesting read, it supports a range of different transitions a child may face, of which these have been clearly explored through the use of case studies. Using case studies will enhance the students understanding of transition and will enable them to develop and review their own practices
I loved reading this book, it supports a range of different transitions a child may face and these are well explored. The use of the case studies will allow students to be able to relate to the transition being discussed and enable them to think about their own practice.
This book provides an extremely good focus for anyone interested in transitions. It is an accessible read for undergraduate students to consider the complexities of working with children and families. The book itself is well laid out with case studies throughout. The case studies provide examples to enable students to understand exactly how to think theory with practice. And there is further reading in each section. The reflections in each section demonstrates an important aspect of practice that students can begin to consider early on in their academic career.
Very useful to Foundation Degree students who are interested in this area
A very good book which covers many aspects on managing transitions in the early years. Adopted as essential reading for Level 5 students on a Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice for a module on Managing Transitions in the Early Years.
This is an excellent book that outlines the nature of transition in children’s lives. It also offers some case studies that allow students to rethink and reflect on their practice in EY sector.
provides valuable information and discussion on the many transitions that children experience. Provides students with opportunities to examine and discuss the change in attitudes relating to the types of support that is in place during children's transitions through the use of case studies.
The case studies are useful to add depth for students - particularly for those students who have never worked with children!
This is an essential text for those on the EYTS route
This is a comprehensive book which considers many types of transitions in a clear and coherent manner. It is highly relevant for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Brilliant book - accessible to many levels of readership.
Currently recommended for combined primary and secondary PGDE lecture on Transitions with about 500 students. Now recommended for Early Years Pedagogue course - starts September 2013 with 40 students for an online course aimed at early years teachers.
This text proved highly relevant as key reading on an Early Years module for undergraduates. The case studies provided useful discussion points for students to reflect on.
Essential in understanding the importance of supporting transitions in the early years.
This is a comprhensive look at all types of transition for all sorts of different reasons. It is well stuctured and the editor has chosen some excellent authors for inclusion. I especially enjoyed Lydia Ottavio's chapter on the biggest transition of them all.
Transitions play a vital part of any child's development and therefore the publication will provide a greater understanding for all learners.
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