The impact of global issues on childhood with particular reference to the impact on early years care and education.

Critically discuss the impact of two global issues on childhood with particular reference to the impact on early years care and education.
Two issues
• Poverty
• Malnutrition
Refer to Core readings and concepts to support your discussion. This essay should demonstrate detailed knowledge of secondary sources.
Global Issue 1 – Poverty
Global Issue 2 – Malnutrition

Demonstrated the following in the Essay


1.Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different concepts and interpretations of globalisation

Thinking skills

3.Critically examine and evaluate the consequences of global influences for early years education and childcare

4.Critically evaluate the implications of globalisation for early childhood professionals and practitioners (Early years educators)
Subject – based practical skills

5.Demonstrate sound academic skills in formative and summative assessments

Avoid simply describing of two critical issues.

Consider how the two critical issues are linked and connected and how individually
And combined they effect the lives of children and families.

Give Possible solutions? Implications for the future?

Recommendations? Anything worth harnessing to make lives better?

Critical arguments?
• 30 Harvard References

• Core Reading must be included:

Core Reading

• Edwards, M. (2015) Global Childhoods. Edited by Chelle Davison. United Kingdom: Critical Publishing.

• Ritzer, G. (2010) Globalization: A Basic Text. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

• Wells, K. (2015) Childhood in a global perspective. Cambridge: Polity Press.

• Penn, H. (2005) Unequal childhoods: young children’s lives in poor countries. London: Routledge

• Jones, G.A. (2005) ‘Children and development: rights, globalisation and poverty’,
Progress in Development Studies, 5(4), pp.336-342.

• Johansson, E. (2009) ‘The preschool child of today. The world citizen of tomorrow?’, International Journal of Early Childhood, 41(2), pp.79-95.

• Brownlee, J., Nailon, D., and Tickle, E.(2010) Constructing leadership in child care:
epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership. Australasian Journal of Early
Childhood, 35(3), pp.95-104.

• Lappe, F. M. (1998). World Hunger: 12 Myths. New York: Grove Press.
• Minujin, A. and Nandy, S. (2012). Global Child Poverty and Well-being. Bristol: Policy Press.
• Montgomery, H., Burr, R. and Woodhead, M. (2003). Changing Childhoods: Local and Global. Milton Keynes: Open University.

• Evans, G. (2004) ‘The Environment of Childhood Poverty’, American Psychologist 59: 77–92.CrossR
• Gorman, K. and E. Pollitt (1996) ‘Does Schooling Buffer the Effects of Early Risk?’, Child Development 67: 314–26.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Behnassi, M., Draggan, S. and Yaya, S. (2011). ‘18,000 Children Die of Starvation Everyday: Cannot We Save Them?’ (Chapter 9) in Global Food Insecurity: Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy. Netherlands: Springer. E-book, you can access the book using this link:

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