With examples of real research projects from students and in-depth author commentaries, this is a step-by-step guide to undertaking an Early Years research project, helping students see what a good project really looks like.
Kay Sambell - University of Northumbria, UK
Mel Gibson - University of Northumbria, UK
Sue Miller - Childrens' Services, Newcastle City Council
This book is a user-friendly, accessible study skills guide designed to support the course materials, subject content and approaches students will encounter.
This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the different types of research methods, with a particular focus on how these methods can be used in early childhood. Using examples, case studies and reflection points, the book then illustrates how to translate theory into practice.
This book offers an accessible critique of recent Early Childhood Educational Research, taking an international perspective, and highlighting strengths and key focus areas within the field. It will also identify areas where researchers have yet to offer significant insights that support the development of theory, policy and practice.
Completely up to date with Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a ‘tick-box’ approach to preparation, Julian Grenier provides guidance on not only achieving ‘outstanding’ but also continuing to develop provision and the school team beyond inspection day.
Lorna Arnott - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
This book explores the potential of what children can do with technologies, rather than what technologies can do for children.
Jackie Musgrave - University of Worcester, UK
This book helps early years students and practitioners gain an understanding of issues relating to children’s health, examining possible ways in which health can impact upon young children’s early childhood education and care.
Cath Arnold - Pen Green Early Years Centre
This book will stimulate and extend knowledge and discussion of the role of schemas or repeated patterns of action in young children's cognitive and emotional development.
This book helps you understand what is meant by 'school readiness' in the context of child development and wellbeing alongside practical guidance to give children the best start in their most formative years.
David Whitebread - University of Cambridge
Beautifully written text that discusses key issues surrounding developmental psychology in the early years.