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Effective Early Learning

Effective Early Learning
Case Studies in Improvement

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Early Childhood Education

January 1997 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In this book, the authors discuss criteria and methodologies for evaluating and improving the quality of learning, and show how to evaluate practice and create action plans for improvement. They present a variety of case studies, including: a family centre; LEA nursery unit; a workplace nursery, an LEA nursery class; an inner-city reception class in a primary school; private day nurseries; and a social services day nursery. Each example is accompanied by a set of questions which highlight important features of the research process and suggest ways in which early years practitioners can examine and reflect on their own practice.

This book draws on the experience of practitioners involved in the Effective Early Learning Research Project, developed to support early learning wherever young children are, whether in education, care, social services, health, voluntary sector, private sector, or state sector, from birth to 7 years.

This book is essential reading for all early years practitioners, students, inspectors and trainers.

Christine Pascal and Tony Bertram
Jan Georgeson
Case Study One
An LEA Nursery School

Tina Bruce et al
Case Study Two
A Family Centre

Janet Dye
Case Study Three
A Private Day Nursery

Fiona Ramsden
Case Study Four
A Preschool Playgroup

Maureen Saunders
Case Study Five
A Social Services Day Nursery

Janet Dye
Case Study Six
A Nursery Class within a Primary School

Fiona Ramsden
Case Study Seven
A Private Day Nursery

Sarah Kelly
Case Study Eight
A Workplace Nursery

Tony Bertram
Case Study Nine
A Primary School Reception Class

Christine Pascal and Tony Bertram
Reflections and Emerging Issues

This is a great book that combines theory and practice. Its rich content consists of both literature-based and research-based paradigms along with practical helpful tips, a plethora of case studies and a set of questions for discussion and thought. It is a very good tool especially for practitioners who can use this book in order to expand their knowledge and enhance their teaching skills, maximize their potential and develop a critical thinking and reflections on their current skills and own practice.

Dr Kyriakos Demetriou
Education , Liverpool Hope University
January 20, 2016

Good to see range of settings used for the case studies - provides students with a broad understanding of the challenges in each. Good use of refective questions at the end of each

Ms Yasmin Stefanov-King
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
May 14, 2013

This is a useful book for NQT's or teachers going to a different setting or area. It makes valuable suggestions and recommendations. Students carrying out research of different settings may also benefit from reading this.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Barry College
July 27, 2011

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ISBN: 9780761972938