Sue Dockett, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University
In this third, expanded edition of what has become a classic text about listening to young children, Alison Clark outlines the basis of the Mosaic Approach and its development. The addition of case studies and consideration of ethical issues creates spaces for reflecting, revisiting, and refining the application of the Mosaic Approach. A continuing strength of the book is the focus on the possibilities - rather than prescriptions - of listening to young children.
Dr Rose Drury, Senior Lecturer in Early Years at The Open University
Alison Clark's work on the Mosaic approach is enriched by new insights and material in this expanded third edition of 'Listening to Young Children'. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners engaged in the field of early years and early childhood.
Dr Rosie Flewitt, University College London, Institute of Education
A refreshing, vibrant, ethical and highly collaborative approach to conducting research with children. I thoroughly recommend this much-needed resource.
Alma Fleet, Honorary Associate Professor at Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University
I was delighted to see this third version appear, both because the topic is important and because Alison Clark and the Mosaic Approach impact fundamentally the way educational communities perceive children. The value of prioritising children's perspectives must not be underestimated. The planning of educators, shaping by policy-makers and investigations by researchers will all benefit from engaging with the examples and issues raised.