This book explores the relationships between theory, policy and practice in early childhood services. Although primarily focused on the UK, it draws on contributions from Europe and further afield to explore the strengths and limitations of present practices and suggests ways in which new initiatives might be developed.
Provides an understanding of the term 'research student' to embrace all postgraduate students undertaking research, whether for traditional PhDs and MPhils or within programmes such as professional doctorates, 'taught' masters degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Explains about priority setting. This work, a useful read for general readers as well as specialists, is written by people involved in priority setting, either as decision makers or researchers. It shows how different countries and disciplines are approach the allocation of resources between competing claims.
Contains chapters on topics including the Bayesian approach to science, and nature of scientific laws. This book features developments in the realism/anti-realism debate. It is intended to be a university text in the philosophy of science, not just on science and philosophy courses but also in the social sciences such as sociology and psychology.
Deals with learning in the home, specifically about the role that 'educational' media such as books, magazines and software can play in that process. This book traces the political and commercial context of the market for educational commodities government initiatives, and the production of educational media by publishers and distribution.
Considers the historical development of health care since 1500. While focusing primarily on the United Kingdom, this work also traces the impact of European systems of health care on the colonial territories in the past, and its echoes in the relationship between the advanced economies and the developing world.
Supervision has continued to spread from the professions of counseling, psychotherapy and social work, into all medical professions and into education, coaching, mentoring and human resources management. This book includes fresh techniques for supervising in groups, and the CLEAR model for structuring the process of a supervision session.