ERIC Number: ED452978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
PEEP Voices: A Five Year Diary. Supporting Early Learning at Home, 1995-2000.
Roberts, Rosemary, Ed.
The Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) has been in operation in Oxford, England for 5 years, with the aim of raising educational attainment, especially in literacy, by an entire community of children from their birth. This book recounts how PEEP started and its operation over the 5 years, focusing on the impact of the program and the opportunities and challenges inherent in working to support families with young children from birth to school. The book's introduction describes the project as a whole. Chapter 1, "Getting Started, Keeping Going," describes how the project began, how the program was developed, and some of the policy discussions and decisions providing the underpinning for PEEP. Chapter 2, "Families," examines recruitment practices. Chapter 3, "Doing PEEP," describes program operation and the development of PEEP's principles and values. Chapter 4, "Things PEEP Needed," concerns resources used in groups and at home, the facilities, and finances and funding. Chapter 5, "People," discusses issues related to staff recruitment, management, and training and development for staff, parents, and caregivers. Chapter 6, "Collaboration," concerns how PEEP worked with other providers. Chapter 7, "Collecting Evidence," addresses issues related to monitoring and evaluation. Chapter 8, "What People Have Said," presents responses about the program from parents, staff, and other providers showing how the program has affected participants so far. Chapter 9, "What Have We Learned?" examines the aspects of the program that have gone well and challenging issues that generate resolutions for PEEP in Phase 2 of the program. (Contains a 91-item bibliography.) (KB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Young Children
PEEP Centre, Peers School, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 6JZ, England, United Kingdom; Tel: 01865-779779; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.peep.org.uk.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)