Learning From Sure Start: Working With Young Children And Their Families: Working with Young Children and their Families

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jul 1, 2005 - Education - 280 pages
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This book, the first of its kind, is the result of a close collaboration between one local programme and a university over a five year period. The contributors all have first hand experience as practitioners or researchers in the Sure Start programme at Foxhill & Parson Cross in Sheffield, which has provided a wide range of new services.

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Part two Improving social and emotional development
Part three Improving health
Part four Improving childrens ability to learn
Part five Strengthening families and communities
Part six What have we learned? What do we need to know?
Appendix 1List of Sure Start services
Appendix 2Sure Start Fox Hill and ParsonCrossSheffield University Schoolof Education interview survey ofparents of 4yearolds in the SureStart area
Subject index
Author index
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Edited by Jo Weinberger, Caroline Pickstone and Peter Hannon

Jo Weinberger is a Senior Research Fellow at Sheffield University and has worked on research and evaluation in the Foxhill & Parson Cross Sure Start initiative for over two years. She has previously worked as a lecturer, researcher, nursery teacher and community worker focusing on home school reading development. Her book on early literacy in a home and community context, Literacy Goes to School, was published in 1996.

Caroline Pickstone is a Research Fellow and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the University of Sheffield and has worked with Foxhill & Parson Cross Sure Start on a research study since 2000. She is an experienced Speech & Language Therapist and manager and has been involved with the development of new working models for children services. She has published research articles in Child Care Health and Development and Child Language Teaching and Therapy as well as within professional journals.

Peter Hannon is Professor of Education, University of Sheffield. His work is principally in early childhood education and literacy. He is responsible, with the programme manager, for the coordination of research and evaluation into the Foxhill and Parson Cross Sure Start programme. He is the author of numerous research publications on young children and their families including two books: Literacy, Home and School (1995) and Reflecting on Literacy in Education (2000).


Sue Battersby
Robin Carlisle
Deborah Crofts
Margaret Drake
Fiona Ford
Jan Forde
Linda Fox
Imogen Hale
Peter Hannon
Helen Lomas
Jackie Marsh
Anne Morgan
Simon Martinez
Caroline Pickstone
Ann Rowe
Jo Weinberger

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