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Using stories of successful practice and ideas for improving collaborative work, the book explores and maps the development of the roles in relation to children's learning that can be played by people other than qualified teachers.
Chapter 2: Valuing Diversity: The Role of Support Workers in the Early Years
Valuing Diversity: The Role of Support Workers in the Early Years
A child's self-esteem is crucial to his or her sense of self. Developing a sense of self is intricately linked with developing a sense of others, of individuals and of groups. This is particularly important in young children as they are beginning to make sense of the world around them and the community of which they are a part. In today's Britain children are growing up in an increasingly diverse society and valuing diversity is an important role for schools.
There are many definitions of what education should be and for what it should prepare children. A common philosophy is that promoted by Dowling (2000): ...