Mike Reed has assembled a ‘big book’ that offers something different to the numerous core textbooks offering factual content already on the market. By meeting the lecturer's need for a text that shows students how to think, read, reflect and write critically, his proposed new Core text would have the USP of being a critical course companion.
Taking a Holistic View
This section is underpinned by a view that is held by the editors and shared by all the contributors to this book. It is that reflection and critical thinking can improve quality; however, quality is only meaningful if it is accessible to all. We therefore argue for a need to see quality as requiring an understanding of issues that reflect critical incidents in children's lives as they move through the education sector as well as dealing with issues that surround disability, health and child protection. They are less reliant on the work of one person and usually take a range of professionals to manage. In practice they require patience, concern for children, specialist training and a positive ...