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Understanding Research in Early Education By Margaret M. Clark

Understanding Research in Early Education
by Margaret M. Clark

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Using clear and concise language, the author illustrates how to avoid common pitfalls in misrepresenting research findings and how to apply these findings in the classroom. Readers need no previous expertise in the field to benefit from this guide.
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Understanding Research in Early Education: The Relevance for the Future of Lessons from the Past by Margaret M. Clark

This second edition of Understanding Research in Early Education examines and discusses both recent and historical research in understandable yet rigorous language and evaluates a wide variety of large and small-scale research reports and projects. The research is set in its historical context and related to recent reports and contemporary issues.

Margaret Clark, highly respected in the field, uses her own unique approach to illustrate:

  • how to avoid common pitfalls in misrepresenting research findings
  • what questions should be asked in order to help inform students' own research projects
  • how findings can be applied and used in the classroom or nursery to improve practice.

The book is divided into clear sections for ease of use and is suitable for those with no prior expertise in research and research methodologies. It will prove an invaluable and fascinating read for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in early years education and practitioners undertaking continuing professional development.

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'This is a welcome reworking of two classic texts by Margaret M. Clark ... I enjoyed it immensely. It was fascinating to follow Margaret Clark's intelligent and thought-provoking commentary linking esteemed research from the past with important ongoing studies in the present.' - Early Years

Table of Contents


Contents Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Part 1. Language and the Homes of Young Children 1. The Language of Young Children: Perceptions in 1970s and their continuing relevance 2. Research Evidence on Language and the Homes of Young Children - Looking back and looking forward Part 2. Research in Preschool Units: What lessons can we learn? 3. Studies in Preschool Units: Researches in 1970s and 1980s set in context 4. Studies of Preschool Education in Scotland: Lessons from the past 5. Language and Interaction in Preschool Units: Looking back and looking forward Part 3. Continuity, Communication and Learning in Early Education 6. Research Studies on Transition and Continuity in Early Education: Lessons from the past 7. Communication in the Early Education of Children from Different Ethnic Backgrounds: Part 1 of a DES funded study 8. Reception Classrooms as Contexts for Learning: Part 2 of a DES funded study Part 4. What Can We Learn from Children Who Succeed? 9. Reading and Learning to Read 10. Young Fluent Readers and Children with Difficulties: Two contrasting research approaches 11. Better Beginnings References Appendices

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GOR004737562
Understanding Research in Early Education: The Relevance for the Future of Lessons from the Past by Margaret M. Clark
Margaret M. Clark
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2005-07-28
208
0415361133
9780415361132
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