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Parents and professionals in early childhood settings

Parents and professionals in early childhood settings

MacNaughton, Glenda; Hughes, Patrick, 1947-

This text addresses the real and often complex, difficult and even controversial issues that real staff and families face daily. Such issues include bereavement; food and diet preferences; circumcision; challenging behaviour; discrimination; and bullying

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Published Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Open University Press, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Glenda Mac Naughton, Patrick Hughes
ISBN: 033524372X, 0335243738, 0335243746, 9780335243723, 9780335243730, 9780335243747
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 219 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Early childhood education.; Early childhood education; Education.


  1. We/they are always available... but in snatches of time
  2. Understanding the professional
  3. Revealing ignorance
  4. Joining in - the benefits and costs
  5. We speak English here
  6. We respect 'their' culture
  7. Disclosing personal details - who needs to know?
  8. Welcoming parents... but not really in this space
  9. Ways to communicate... but don't ruffle their feathers
  10. I just want some feedback!
  11. She'll love the sausage sizzle!
  12. I'm learning how to teach my child to read
  13. They're just not involved
  14. Boys who like to be different
  15. Lesbian mums - what's the fuss?
  16. Are we genuine partners and how do we know?
  17. That's jargon to me!

Author note

Glenda Mac Naughton is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (CEIEC) in the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, Australia. She was founding Director of the CEIEC (2001 - 2010). Previously, she was an early childhood practitioner, manager and government policy advisor in the UK and Australia.

Patrick Hughes is a Research Fellow at the CEIEC. He has taught at London University, the Open University in the UK and at Deakin University in Australia, and has been an independent communications consultant. Mac Naughton and Hughes are a well-established writing team whose work includes books, book chapters and articles.