Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project by Kathy SylvaEarly Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project by Kathy Sylva

Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project

EditorKathy Sylva, Edward Melhuish, Pam Sammons

Paperback | January 28, 2010

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Early Childhood Mattersdocuments the rapid development of early years education and care from the late 1990s into the new millennium. It chronicles the unique contribution of the EPPE research to our understanding of the importance of pre-school.

The Effective Pre-school and Primary Education (EPPE) project is the largest European study of the impact of early years education and care on children's developmental outcomes. Through this ground-breaking project a team of internationally-recognised experts provide insights into how home learning environments interact with pre-school and primary school experiences to shape children's progress.

The findings of this fascinating project:

  • provide new evidence of the importance of early childhood experiences
  • show how these experiences influence children's cognitive, social and behavioural development
  • give new insights on the importance of early years education
  • will be relevant to a wide audience who are interested in policy development, early years education and care, and 'effectiveness' research
  • examine how the combined effects of pre-school, primary school and the family interact to shape children's educational outcomes.

This insightful book is essential reading for all those interested in innovative research methodology and policy development in early childhood education and care. It provides new evidence on good practice in early years settings and will have a wide appeal for students and those engaged in providing accredited courses of study at a range of levels in early childhood.

Kathy Sylvais Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Oxford.Edward Melhuishis Professor of Human Development, Birkbeck College, University of London.PamSammonsis Professor of Education, University of Oxford.Iram Siraj-Blatchfordis Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University of London.Brenda Taggartis Senior R...
Title:Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education ProjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.8 inPublished:January 28, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415482437

ISBN - 13:9780415482431

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Table of Contents

Selected Contents: Chapter 1Introduction: Why EPPE?Kathy Sylva and the EPPE Team Chapter 2The EPPE settings in the context of English pre-schoolsIram Siraj-Blatchford Chapter 3The EPPE Research design: An educational effectiveness focusPam Sammons Chapter 4Why children, parents and home learning are importantEdward Melhuish Chapter 5Quality in Early Childhood settingsKathy Sylva Chapter 6Does pre-school make a difference?: Results over the pre-school period (to aged 5)Pam Sammons Chapter 7Do the benefits of pre-school last? Investigating pupil outcomes to the end of Key Stage 2 (aged 11)Pam Sammons Chapter 8A focus on pedagogy: Case studies of effective practiceIram Siraj-Blatchford Chapter 9Vulnerable children: Identifying children 'at risk'Brenda Taggart Chapter 10A linked study: Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern IrelandEdward Melhuish Chapter 11Making a difference: How research can inform policyBrenda Taggart Chapter 12Re-thinking the evidence-base for Early Years policy and practiceKathy Sylva Glossary of terms Appendix 1How children were assessed at different time points throughout the study Appendix 2The Home Learning Environment at different time points Appendix 3The EPPE Technical Papers Appendix 4Social/behavioural dimensions at different time points (items associated with dimensions) Appendix 5The Multiple Disadvantage Index Appendix 6Results from analyses of pre-school effects compared with those of family income and parents' employment status