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Implementing quality improvement and change in the early years

Implementing quality improvement and change in the early years

Reed, Michael, 1950 Feb. 11-; Canning, Natalie

By examining issues surrounding quality improvement, the importance of reflective practice and the attributes required in the workplace to effect change and leadership, this text provides a contemporary view of practice

Book. English.
Published Los Angeles, [Calif.; London: SAGE, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Michael Reed and Natalie Canning
ISBN: 0857021680, 0857021699, 9780857021687, 9780857021694
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 194 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Early childhood education.; Education.; Reflective teaching.; Early childhood education Quality control.; Educational change.


  1. Introduction
  2. Michael Reed and Natalie Canning PART ONE: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: PROCESS OR PRODUCT?What Do We Mean by Quality and Quality Improvement?
  3. Michael ReedChildminding: An Essential Part of Quality Childcare in the Community
  4. Michael Reed with Sue OwenQuality Improvement: Integrated Working
  5. Michael Reed and Parm SansoyerReflective Practice Is the Key to Quality Improvement
  6. Karen Appleby and Mandy AndrewsPART TWO: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN ACTIONExploring the Concept of Quality Play
  7. Natalie CanningNow We've Got It, How Do We Know It's Working?: Evaluating the Quality Impact of Technology in the Early Years
  8. Linda TylerImproving Quality: Do Not Forget Creativity
  9. Rosie Walker PART THREE: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICEQuality Matters Because Quality Protects
  10. Claire Majella Richards'Go Softly...': The Reality of 'Leading Practice' in Early Years Settings
  11. Rory McDowall Clark and Sue Baylis Parents and Practitioners: Improving Quality
  12. Michael Reed and Alison MurphyImproving Quality in the Early Years, Starting with the Student Experience
  13. Carla SolvasonConclusion
  14. Michael Reed and Natalie Canning


'Making a strong case for quality in a time of change, this accessible book challenges assumptions and suggests positive directions for future, high quality, value based and reflective practice' -
Michael Gasper, Early Years Consultant and author of Multi-agency Working in the Early Years