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Listening to Young Children, Expanded

A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach

by Alison Clark Author · Peter Moss Author of introduction, etc.


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Viewing children as 'experts in their own lives', the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for understanding young children's perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing material with an adult. This book demonstrates how children's views and experiences can stay in focus in early childhood provision. The multi-method approach brings together digital tools with interviewing and observation to enable adults to review current practice and implement change with children. Combining the authors' successful books Listening to Young Children and Spaces to Play into an expanded and fully updated third edition, this book builds on the authors' original ground-breaking work by commenting on the development and adaptation of the Mosaic approach, along with case studies of the Mosaic approach in action in four countries: England, Denmark, Norway and Australia. Alongside guidance on using and adapting the framework with young children, older children and adults, there is new material on the ethical and methodological issues involved.

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
National Children's Bureau
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Peter Moss (Author of introduction, etc.)

Peter Moss is a Professor at the Faculty of Children and Learning, Thomas Coram Research Unit. He has wide-ranging research interests including services for children, the children's workforce, democratic practice in children's services, gender iss...

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Alison Clark (Author)

Alison Clark is a Visiting Research Associate at Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, London. Alison pioneered the Mosaic approach and has contributed many published articles, books and book chapters on listening to and research...

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