Hazel G. Whitters is a Senior Early Years' Worker and Child Protection Officer in a family centre in Glasgow, Scotland. She has conducted research on the therapeutic relationship in child protection and early intervention.
This experienced and knowledgeable author once again provides a stimulating and insightful read aimed at Early Years practitioners but with relevance to educators in all fields given the focus on lifelong learning. This publication highlights the importance of applying theory and research in everyday practice in order to enhance inclusive pedagogy. The level of knowledge and understanding of theory and research in practice is demonstrated within this publication through examples from the authors' extensive personal experience. The concepts of executive functioning not only in relation to attainment but importantly to an individual's lifelong learning journey highlights the unique contribution each child brings to the world. This publication is an important contribution to developing practitioners' expertise in providing inclusive lifelong learning. Tracey Murray, Community Learning and Development Practitioner and Doctoral Researcher, The University of the West of Scotland.