Rethinking Attachment for Early Childhood Practice Promoting Security, Autonomy and Resilience in Young Children

ISBN-10: 1865085189
ISBN-13: 9781865085180
Edition: 2004
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Sharne Rolfe brings an excellent discussion of attachment principles, research and applications to an exceedingly important topic, the relationships between child care teachers/providers and young children. It is a important resource for the current and next generation of early childhood professionals and researchers, and it will be a key resource for the growing international discussion about child care teacher/provider and child relationships.' Helen H. Raikes, PhD, The Gallup Organization, and Society for Research in Child Development Consultant, Administration for Children and Families, USAa timely synthesis of current knowledge concerning attachment and its implications for contemporary practice...highly relevant for use in college and university early childhood programs and a valuable resource for directors and staff in children's services'Alan Hayes, Professor of Early Childhood Studies, Macquarie Universityparticularly valuable in highlighting the crucial importance of taking a relationship-based approach when working with young children.'Pam Linke, Manager, Centre for Parenting, Child and Youth Health, South AustraliaThis accessible and lively exploration of the importance of attachment for infants, young children and their parents, should be essential reading for all professional caregivers and for policy makers concerned with the mental health and well being of our future generation.' Ruth Schmidt Neven, Director, Centre for Child and Family DevelopmentIn heated debates about whether childcare damages young children, attachment theory has been seen as anti-childcare'. Rolfe rethinks this perception, demonstrating instead that understanding attachment is essential to good childcare practice. Rethinking Attachmentoffers a thorough explanation of attachment theory and explains how security, autonomy and resilience in young children can be promoted in childcare settings through a sound understanding of attachment principles.With examples drawn from pract

Professor Glenda Mac Naughtonis Director of the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood at the University of Melbourne, AustraliaSharne A. Rolfeis Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, AustraliaIram Siraj-Blatchfordis Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Sharne Rolfeis a psychologist and senior lecturer in early child development at the University of Melbourne. She is the author ofDoing Early Childhood Research.

Introduction
Attachment theory
Why interactions matter
Quality of attachment
Attachment and resilience
Infancy : developing trust
From one to three years : becoming autonomous
The preschool years : emerging instrumentality
Attachment and cognitive competence
Separation experiences
Adult attachment issues
Cultural perspectives on attachment
When attachment needs are unmet
Rethinking attachment in early childhood policy and practice

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