Table of Contents

A-Z of Inclusion in Early Childhood; A-Z of Inclusion inEarly Childhood; Praise for this book; Contents; Terms used in this book; Figures; Photographs; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A; Anti-discriminatory practice; Assessment; Attitude; Autistic spectrum disorder; B; Behaviour; Belonging; Bilingualism; C; Communication; Culture; D; Developmental perspectives; Difficulties with learning; Disability; Diversity; E; Early intervention; Entitlement; F; Families; Food; G; Gender equality; Groundwork; H; Health; Health inequality; HIV; Housing; I; Inequality; Intelligence; J; Joining in; K. Key personKnowledge; L; Legislation for equality; Listening to children; M; Management and leadership; Mixed heritage; N; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Networking; O; Observation; Outreach; P; Parental involvement; Parenting and disability; Poverty; Q; Quality in early education; Questions that children ask; R; Racism; Refugees and asylum seekers; S; Safety and risk; Sensory impairment; Sexuality; Social class; T; Teamwork; Terminology; Travellers and Gypsies; U; Underachievement; Unique child; United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC); V; Voices of practitioners; W. Well-beingX; Xenophobia and xenoracism; Y; Young children and identity; Z; Zenith; Zone of proximal development (ZPD); Adverts; Back Cover. "The concept of inclusion is complex and messy and although many definitions abound it has never been fully clarified in legislation and guidance. The purpose of this book is to consider how professionals working with young children and their families can better understand the concept of inclusion and successfully establish, examine and evaluate the building blocks and framework that should underpin inclusive practice. This book represents a genuine attempt to identify the challenges and barriers to inclusion for all children; to understand them and in some measure, to suggest how they might be overcome"--Publisher.