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Listening to Young Children: The Mosaic Approach [Abridged, Audiobook, Box set, Illustrated, Large Print] [Paperback]

Alison Clark , Moss Peter
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5 Sep 2011 1907969268 978-1907969263 2nd Revised edition
How can young children's views and experiences become the focus for reviewing quality in early childhood provision? Viewing children as experts in their own lives , the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for listening to young children s perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing together. Children s own photographs, tours and maps can be joined to interviews and observing for adults to gain deeper understandings of young children s lives in a range of early childhood settings. This new edition reflects on the authors original ground-breaking work, and offers case studies of the Mosaic approach that will encourage practitioners to use and adapt the framework in their own setting. Listening to Young Children will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners in nurseries, children s centres, pre-schools and schools and residential settings. It will also be welcomed by early childhood students and other researchers who are engaged in searching for new theoretical, practical and imaginative ways of listening to young children. Although the focus is on children under five, the Mosaic approach can be adapted to work with older children, particularly those with communication difficulties or for whom English is an additional language.


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  • Paperback: 83 pages
  • Publisher: National Children's Bureau Enterprises Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (5 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Welsh
  • ISBN-10: 1907969268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907969263
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book broadens the scope of the first edition. It emphasises that children have the right not only to have their voices heard in matters that concern them, especially when they are the subjects of research, but also that listening is central to responsive and reciprocal relationships when the object is teaching and learning. --Margaret Carr Professor of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand

This book is a highly recommended read. The Mosaic approach has been developed with three and four-year-olds in an early childhood institution, and has been successfully adapted to work with children under two, children for whom English is an additional language, practitioners and parents. The approach attempts to find practical ways to contribute to the development of services that are responsive to 'the voice of the child', helping practice to catch up with rhetoric. Recognising children's competencies is key and so is everyone being involved in 'meaning making' together. It is a multi-method approach in which children's own photographs, tours and maps can be joined to talking and observing to gain a deeper understanding of children's lives. This book is a very accessible read and the report is helpfully split into three parts-the first part describes the framework for listening that was adopted; the second part details the development of the Mosaic approach; the third part explores the practicalities, pitfalls and potential for developing this framework in early childhood facilities. --Martine Horvath, Early Years Educator, Nov 2011

All practitioners interested in enhancing young children's participation will find this book useful. It is also a valuable tool for students and researchers seeking a greater understanding of young children's lives in their early years settings. --Early Years Update 92: October 2011

About the Author

Alison Clark is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning at The Open University, UK. Alison pioneered the mosaic approach and has contributed many published articles and book chapters on listening to children. 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 issues in work with children, social pedagogy and radical education. Peter is widely published.

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5.0 out of 5 stars mosaic approach 27 Sep 2013
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this book will open your eyes to a new perception of how to see a child's view point. interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars essential 7 April 2013
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delighted thankyou this book has been essential in my studies toward my early years degree and would recommend to all early years practitioners as a new way of observing children and listening to their voices
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book and in excellent condition 16 Jan 2013
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I need to study the content more and will do so as it is well written and quite complicated concepts are well explained.
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