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STEEPmeet - Research Book Group

Are you interested in reading more about Early Childhood Education?

Keen to meet with like-minded Early Years practitioners to discuss talk about current research and how it can inform teaching and learning?

Need a prompt to read the educational research books you are interested in after a hard day workingin the EYFS?

STEEPmeet is a FREE event for Early Years professionals wanting to read more about Early Childhood Education - theory - practice - research.


Join us for the first session of the STEEP Book Group -

1. Book your place

2. Buy or borrow the text chosen for the group to discuss

3. Read the book before the event

4. Arrive ready to share your thoughts and discuss with others working with young children and their families


The text chosen for this first session, written by Sue Palmer was featured at the STEEP Early Years Conference in November 2017:

'Upstart: The case for raising the school starting age and providing what the under-sevens really need'

(Paperback) by Sue Palmer


Synopsis:

"Why does Britain and its former colonies send children to school as young as four and five, when in eighty-eight per cent of the world the starting age is six or seven?

Sue Palmer, author of bestselling Toxic Childhood, uncovers the truth: it's not because of what's best for children, but historical accident and economics. Palmer examines research ranging from neurological science to educational data, and shows that under-sevens gain most -- educationally, physically, socially and psychologically -- from not being stuck behind a desk. Upstart puts forward a passionate case for Britain adopting a proper 'kindergarten' stage that recognises what under-sevens really need. With clarity, ease and vigour, Palmer describes a different way of doing early years education that would have huge benefits both for individual children, and for our nation."

Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 9781782502685
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm


We will be joined by:

Dr Betty Liebovich, EdD, lecturer in Early Years Educationat Goldsmiths University of London. Her research interests include the history of open-air nursery, the work of Margaret and Rachel McMillan, and the history of early childhood teacher education in England and the USA.


Brought to you by STEEP in Partnership with Goldsmiths University of London

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