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Pedagogical reading

Reading, references and links online about pedagogy

Early years practice is deeply embedded in research that has been gathered over years by pioneers and theorists.

Please pick and choose to read at your leisure... 

Useful links, reading and references 

All these links are accessible and on the public domain.

We will continually update this information. This is by no means intended to be an exhaustive or selective list.

REPEY: ​Siraj-Blatchford, I., Sylva, K., Muttock, S., Gilden, R. and Bell, D. (2002), Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (REPEY): DfES Research Report 356. London: DfES, HMSO.
SPEEL: Moyles, J., Adams, S., Musgrove, A. (2002) SPEEL Study of Pedagogical Effectiveness in Early Learning: DfES Research Report 363. London: DfES.

The bibliographies of these documents and papers are extensive and are a great resource in themselves.

Additional links

Early Education (previously The British Association for Early Childhood Education) is a leading independent national charity for early years practitioners and parents, campaigning for the right of all children to education of the highest quality. Founded in 1923, it has members in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and provides a national voice on matters that relate to effective early childhood education and care of young children from birth to eight. The organisation supports the professional development of practitioners through publications, training, conferences, seminars and access to a national and regional branch network.