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Ensuring Every Child Matters

Ensuring Every Child Matters
A Critical Approach

First Edition

April 2009 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In today's climate of multi-professional working, this book examines how children from the ages of 3 to 11 are educated, in the educational and social context of the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda.

There are chapters dedicated to the five outcomes of Every Child Matters (which are: being healthy; staying safe; enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution; achieving economic wellbeing), as well as comprehensive guidance on how to ensure the ECM standards are met. However, this book also looks at the broader scope of how children learn in early years settings and primary schools, and is written at a level that enables the reader to develop their own knowledge and understanding.

Issues discussed include:

- social justice;

- diversity and inclusion;

- the child in society;

- working with families.

Case studies are provided in each chapter, along with activities, suggestions for further reading and useful websites.

Suitable for Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, and for teaching assistants studying for a Foundation Degree or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, the content is equally relevant for teacher-training courses and practising teachers.

Gianna Knowles is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester.

Every Child Matters and the Social Justice Agenda
The Child in Society
Being Healthy
Staying Safe
Enjoying and Achieving
Making a Positive Contribution
Achieving Economic Well-being

This is a well written and thoughtful text which helps to stimulate criticality within the readers/ students at the beginning of the course. It is directly linked to required SENCO learning outcomes around the principles of ECM, and supports to foster a critical engagement with the issues.

Mrs Alison Ekins
Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
August 15, 2010

This book will give students a good overview of the many issues children have to negotiate in life. It asks the reader pertinent questions to initiate some critical thinking of practice.

Mrs Ruth Davies
Education and Community, Glyndwr University
July 16, 2010

Supports all courses delivered within the Early Years and Health and social care department. As the Every Child Matters agenda is embedded within all aspects of Awarding Organisation delivery. An resources that enables learners to understand the importance and implementation of the agenda.

Mrs Lyn Hall
Early Years, Warwickshire College
January 11, 2010

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