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Pen Green Books for Early Years Educators


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The Pen Green Centre in the UK is a unique facility which houses under fives and their families, offers community education, research and development, a training base and leadership centre research, as well as a children’s centre.

The centre has attracted an international reputation for outstanding excellence in early years education and care and attracts practitioners, academics and researchers from all over the world who want to witness their pioneering work.

The books in this new series explore and share different aspects of the work pioneered at Pen Green, and will demonstrate to early years practitioners and researchers how their own practice can be extended to meet the changing needs of the children in their care, their community and their family.

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Democratising Leadership in the Early Years: A Systemic Approach

Democratising Leadership in the Early Years: A Systemic Approach

1st Edition

Margy Whalley, Karen John, Patrick Whitaker, Elizabeth Klavins, Christine Parker, Julie Vaggers
October 10, 2018

Bringing together valuable insights from research and practice undertaken at the world-famous Pen Green Centre, Democratising Leadership in the Early Years illustrates how settings and practitioners can develop and maintain forms of leadership which foster collaborative practices across and within...

Working with Children Aged 0-3 and Their Families: The Pen Green Approach

Working with Children Aged 0-3 and Their Families: The Pen Green Approach

1st Edition

Tracy Gallagher, Cath Arnold
July 10, 2017

This inspiring book shows how Early Years staff can support the best possible practice for children under three and their families whilst making use of the limited funding available. Promoting the idea of infants as powerful learners, the authors focus on 0-3 years as the vital first phase of...

Using Evidence for Advocacy and Resistance in Early Years Services: Exploring the Pen Green research approach

Using Evidence for Advocacy and Resistance in Early Years Services: Exploring the Pen Green research approach

1st Edition

Eddie McKinnon
November 15, 2013

Insightful and relevant, Using Evidence for Advocacy and Resistance in Early Years Services supports practitioners working in Early Years settings to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out research into their own practice. Based on the renowned Pen Green approach, which advocates...

Young Children Learning Through Schemas: Deepening the dialogue about learning in the home and in the nursery

Young Children Learning Through Schemas: Deepening the dialogue about learning in the home and in the nursery

1st Edition

Katey Mairs, The Pen Green Team, Cath Arnold
June 26, 2012

Young Children Learning Through Schemas is a creative and highly engaging text that shows how young children can learn through exploring repeated patterns in their actions. With contributions from a range of practitioners, this book examines the philosophical approaches underpinning constructivism...

Improving Your Reflective Practice through Stories of Practitioner Research

Improving Your Reflective Practice through Stories of Practitioner Research

1st Edition

Cath Arnold
May 21, 2012

Improving Your Reflective Practice through Stories of Practitioner Research shows how research has informed and created effective and valuable reflective practice in early years education, and offers depth to the arguments for a research-orientated stance to this vital field of study. This...

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