The Changing Face of Professionalism in the Early Years - Linda Miller and Carrie Cable PART ONE: LEADING, MANAGING AND NEW PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES Leading and Managing in the Early Years - Mary E. Whalley Challenging Identities: A Case for Leadership - Christine Woodrow Early Years Professionalism: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities - Dorothy McMillan and Glenda Walsh Child Care Practitioners and the Process of Professionalization - Jan Peeters and Michel Vandenbroeck Working in Multidisciplinary Teams - Sue Greenfield PART TWO: TOWARDS A NEW PROFESSIONALISM IN THE EARLY YEARS Constructions of Professional Identity - Gill McGillivray Contested Constructions of Professionalism within the Nursery - Jayne Osgood Where Are the Men? A Critical Discussion of Male Absence in the Early Years - Guy Roberts-Holmes and Simon Brownhill Towards Professionalism/s - Iris Duhn A New Professionalism - Carrie Cable and Linda Miller
'It is refreshing to find a book that reflects the upsurge in
interest in professionalism in early childhood. Not only does it
celebrate the real professionalism displayed by so many
practitioners it also critiques the term as used by governments.
The insights provided by the different authors adds up to a
fascinating volume which should form the basis for academic debate.
I look forward to using it with my Early Childhood students' -
Elizabeth Coates, Associate Professor, Director: Early Childhood Studies Undergraduate Programme,
University of Warwick