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ERIC Number: EJ931061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
More Please! Support Staff in Early Years Settings
Bishop, Alison; Lunn, Paul
Primary Science Review, n78 p26-27 May-Jun 2003
With Government policy supporting an expansion in early years education and care, there is an increasing demand for courses in early years science for those working with very young children. Many of these practitioners have few or no formal qualifications in science. They work in a wide variety of settings including creches, playgroups, childcare facilities, and day nursery provision. The authors were approached two years ago by a rural Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP) in the north east of England to set up a series of one-day science courses, funded by them, for those working with very young children in non-maintained and voluntary sectors throughout the LEA. These courses were to be based at Northumbria University. Two years have now almost passed since the authors began this work and over 300 practitioners from a wide variety of settings have attended their science workshops. They are now in the process of sifting through the data collected during the past two years and correlating the participants' reflections on their experiences. In this article, the authors report on their project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)