Parents as partners
Parents as partners

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Parents as partners


This free course is an adapted extract from the course E100 The early years: developing practice, which is currently out of presentation.

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Working with Children in the Early Years' (ed. by Carrie Cable, Linda Miller and Gill Goodliff) David Fulton Publishers in association with The Open University.

Chapter 23: 'It's not like anything Joe and I have experienced before': Family workshops at Tate Modern, Roger Hancock with Alison Cox and Synthia Griffin.


Figure 1 Courtesy of Sally Jeffs;

Figure 2 & 3 De'Ath, E. and Pugh, G. (eds) (1986) Working with Parents: A training resource pack, National Children's Bureau;

Figure 4 Adapted from Tassoni, P. (2000) Certificate Child Care and Education, 2nd edn, Heinemann Educational Publishing;

Figure 6 Copyright © Catherine and Laurence Anhold;

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