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Publications

ECRC members publish widely in academic journals and many have written monographs or collaborative work. You will find a sample of these works below

Mathias Urban

contemporary issues Access the Journal here

Jones, L., Urban, M., Osgood, J., Holmes, R. (2016) Reimagining Quality in Early Childhood in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Guest-Edited special edition 17(1)

Pathways Click here to purchase this book

Vanderbroeck, M., Urban, M., Peeters, J. (2016, eds) Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care, London: Routledge 

 Journal of Pedagogy Access the Journal here

 Urban, M. (2016, eds) Resisting 'normal science' in educational research in Journal of Pedagogy Guest-edited, special edition (Forthcoming)

 contemporary issues Access the Journal here

 Jones, L., Urban, M., Osgood, J., Holmes, R. (2016, eds) Reimagining Quality in Early Childhood in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, guest edited special edition 17(1).

 Privatization Explore the resource here

 Urban, M., Rubiano, C. (2015) Privatization in Early Childhood Education. An explorative study on impacts and implications, Brussels: Education International.

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 Urban, M. (2015) A Competent System? in Nursery World, 16th April 2015.

 Reconceptualising Click here to purchase this book

 Urban, M. (2015) Starting wrong? The trouble with a debate that just won't go away, in Cannella, G., Perez, M., Lee, I. (eds) Reconceptualising Quality in Early Childhood Education, New York: Peter Lang.

Urban ,M. (2014) Learning from the margins: Early Childhood Imaginaries, 'Normal Science' and the case for radical reconceptualisation of research and practice in Bloch, M. Swadener, B., Cannella, G. (eds) Reconceptualising Early Childhood Care and Education: Critical Questions, Diverse Imaginaries and Social Activism, New York: Peter Lang.

 Improving the quality Click here to purchase this book

 Urban, M. (2015) Starting Wrong?A critical perspective on the latest permutation of the debate on the quality of early childhood provision in Matthes, M., Pulkkinen, L., Pinto, L.M., Clouder, C. (eds) Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe (Vol 5), Brussels:Alliance for Childhood European Network Foundation.

Ruimte  Click here to purchase this book

Urban, M., Murray, C. (2015) Internationale samenwerking: onderlinge steun en solidariteit in Van Keulen, A., De Graaf, F. (eds) Ruimte voor jong en oud. Professioneel omgang with diversiteit, Amsterdam: SWP.

management in education Access the Journal here

Urban, M. (2014) Not solving problems, managing messes: competent systems in early childhood education and care in Management in Education, 28(4) pp.125-129.

International review of qualitative research Access the Journal here

Jones, L., Osgood, J. Urban, M., Holmes, M., MacLure, M. (2014) Eu(rope): (Re)assebling, (Re)casting and (Re)aligning Lines of De- and Re-territorialisation of Early Childhood in International Review of Qualitative Research, 7(1) pp.58-79.

primera infancia Click here to purchase this book

Urban, M. (2013) Sistemas competentes en la educacion de la primera infancia in Romero, R., Torrado, M. (eds) Primera Infancia, lenguajes e inclusion social: una mirada desde la investigacion, Bogota: Universitad Santo Tomas.

European Journal of Education Access the Journal here

Urban, M. (2015) From 'closing the gap' to an ethics of affirmation. Reconceptualising the role of early childhood services in times of uncertainty in European Journal of Education, 50(3).

Urban, M. (2012) Researching Early Childhood Policy and Practice, a Critical Ecology in European Journal of Education, 47(4) pp.494-507

Urban, M., Vandenbroeck, M., Van Laere, K., Lazzari, A., Peeters, J. (2012) Towards Competent Systems in Early Childhood Education and Care. Implications for Policy and Practice in European Journal of Education, 47(4) pp. 508-526.


Early Childhood Grows up Click here to purchase this book

Miller, L., Dalli, C., Urban, M. (Eds.) (2012) Early Childhood Grows up: towards a critical ecology of the profession, Dordrecht and London: Springer.


Diversity and equality in Early Childhood   Click here to purchase this book

Murray, C., Urban, M. (2012) Diversity and Equality in Early Childhood, an Irish perspective, Dublin: Gill&Macmillan.


CoRe Click here to explore

 Urban M. Vandenbroeck, M., Van Laere, K., Lazzari, A., Peeteres, J. (2011) Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care. Final Report, London and Brussels: European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture.


parent partnership Access the Journal here

Urban, M. (2008) Dealing with Uncertainty Challenges and Possibilities for the early Childhood Profession in  European Early Childhood Research Journal, 16(2) pp.135-152.


EC in europe Access this resource here

Urban, M. (2009) Early Childhood Education in Europe, Achievements, Challenges and Possibilities, Brussels: Education International.

 

Sigrid Brogaard Clausen

contemporary issuesAccess the Journal here

 Brogaard Clausen, S. ( forthcoming, 2015) Schoolification or early Years Democracy? A Cross Curriculuar Perspective from Denmark and England in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 16(4).


IJCDSE Access the journal here

Brogaard Clausen, S., Howe, S., Guimaraes, S. & Cottle, M. (2015) Assessment of young children on entry to school: Formative or Performative? in International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), 6(1) pp.2120-2125.


hans reitzel

Brogaard Clausen, S. & P. Clausen (2010) Pædagogik og Livskvalitet, Hans Reitzel forlag, Århus, Denmark. (Pedagogy and Quality of life)(Reprinted 2011).


anveldese

Brogaard Clausen, S. & P. Clausen (2007) Anvendelse af Nyere Paedagogik, Academica, Aarhus, Denmark (Applied New Pedagogy)

  

Sally Howe

IJCDSE Access the Journal here

Brogaard Clausen, S., Howe, S., Guimaraes, S. & Cottle, M. (2015) Assessment of young children on entry to school: Formative or Performative? in International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), 6(1) pp.2120-2125.


Sofia Guimaraes

 IJCDSE Access the Journal here

Brogaard Clausen, S., Howe, S., Guimaraes, S. & Cottle, M. (2015) Assessment of young children on entry to school: Formative or Performative? in International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), 6(1) pp.2120-2125.


temas actuais

Guimaraes, S. (2009) 'A aquisicao da linguagem escita. In Nunes, C., Neves de Jesus, S. (2009) Temas Actuais em Psicologia, Universitade do Algarve.

Michelle Cottle

 IJCDSE Access the Journal here

Brogaard Clausen, S., Howe, S., Guimaraes, S. & Cottle, M. (2015) Assessment of young children on entry to school: Formative or Performative? in International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), 6(1) pp.2120-2125.


parent partnership Access the Journal here

Cottle, M., Alexander E. (2013) Parent partnership and 'quality' early years services: practitioners' perspectives in  European Early Childhood Education Research Journal


self-regulation Access the Journal here

Cottle, M. (2011) Understanding and achieving quality in Sure Start Children's Centres: practitioners' perspectives in International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(3-4) pp.249-265.


quality in early years Access the Journal here

Cottle, M., Alexander, E. (2011) Quality in early years settings: Government, research and practitioners' perspectives in British Educational Research Journal ,38(4), pp. 635-654.


learning and teaching Access the Journal here

Major, A. E., Cottle, M. (2010) Learning and teaching through talk: music composing in the classroom with children aged six to seven years in British Journal of Music Education, 27(3)


Peter Elfer

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Elfer, P. (2015) Mixed Feelings in Nursery World, June 2015.


ECDC Access the Journal here

Elfer, P., Page, J. (2015) Pedagogy with babies: perspectives of Eight Nursery managers in Early Child Development and Care.


Excellence of play Click here to purchase this book

Elfer, P. Babies as Musicians, artists and scientists in Moyles, P. (2014) The Excellence of Play (4th Ed.) McGraw Hill Education.


 Social defences Click here to purchase this book

Elfer, P. (2014) Social Defences in Nurseries in Rustin, M., Armostrong, D. (eds) Social Defences against Anxiety: Explorations in the Paradigm. Tavistock Clinic Series, London: Karmac.


Young child observation Click here to purchase this book

Elfer, P. (2014) Young Children's relationships with staff and peers in nursery: observations of two girls aged 29 months and 25 months in Adamo, S. A. and Rustin, M. (eds) Young Child Observation: a Development in the Theory and Method of Infant Observation, London: Karnac.


Lived spaces Click here to purchase this book

Elfer, P. (2014) Facilitating Intimate and Thoughtful Attention to Infants and Toddlers in Nursery in Harrison, L., Sumsion, J. (eds) Lived Spaces of Infant-Toddler Education and Care- Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. International Perspectives on early Childhood Education and Development Series, Springer Publishing.


parent partnership Access the Journal here

Elfer, P. (2013) Emotional aspects of nursery policy and practice – progress and prospect in European Early Childhood Education Research Journal pp. 1-15.

Page, J., Elfer, P. (2013) The emotional complexity of attachment interactions in nursery in European Early Childhood Education Research Journal


emotion in nursery Access the Journal here

Elfer, P. (2012) Emotion in nursery work: Work Discussion as a model of critical professional reflection in Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 32(2) pp129-141.


psychoanalytic methods Access the Journal here

Elfer, P. (2012) Psychoanalytic methods of observation as a research tool for exploring young children's nursery experience in International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(3) pp.225-238.


key persons Click here to purchase this book

Elfer, P., Goldschmied, E.,Selleck, D. (2011) Key Persons in the Early Years: Building relationships for quality provision in early years settings and primary schools, London: David Fulton (2nd Edition)


the power of psychoanalytic  Access the Journal here
Elfer, P. (2010) The power of psychoanalytic conceptions in understanding nurseries in International Journal of Infant Observation and its Applications, 13(1)  pp.59-63.

Sue Greenfield

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Hargreaves, D.J., Robson, S., Greenfield, S., Fumoto H. (2014) 'Learning & Development: Early Learning- Think Again' in Nursery World, 29th June 2014.


professionalization leadership  Click here to purchase this book

Greenfield, S. (2010) 'Working in multidisciplinary teams' in Miller, L. and Cable, C. (2010) Professionalization, Leadership and Management in the Early Years, London. Sage.


nursery home visits Access the Journal here

Hargreaves, D.J., Robson, S., Greenfield, S., Fumoto H. (2014) 'Ownership and autonomy in early learning: The Froebel Research Fellowship Project, 2002-15 in Journal of Early Childhood Research, 12(3) pp.308-2.

Greenfield, S. (2011) Nursery home visits: Rhetoric and realities Journal of Early Childhood Research in Journal of Early Childhood Research, February 2012 10 pp. 100-112, first published on August 30, 2011


young childrens Click here to purchase this book

Fumoto, H., Robson, S., Greenfield, S., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2012), Young children's creative thinking, London: Sage.


Amy Palmer

 Chidlren and childhood Click here to explore the resource

 Palmer, A. (2013) Prudence or Madness: The History of Leicester's Nursery Classes 1927-1967 in Chadni, B., Andreson-Patton, V. (eds) Children and Childhood: Practices and Perspectives, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.


nursery schools for a few Access the Journal here

Palmer, A. (2011) Nursery schools for the few or the many? Childhood, education and the State in mid‐twentieth‐century England in Paedagogica Historica, 47 (1-2) pp.53-68.


Suzanne Quinn

 thinking and understanding Click here to purchase this book

 Robson, S., Flannery-Quinn, S. (2015) The international Handbook of Young Children's Thinking and Understanding, Abingdon: Routledge.


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Quinn, S. Flannery and J. Manning (2013) Recognising the ethical implications of the use of photography in early childhood education and care settings in Contemporary issues in Early Childhood, 14(3).


elementary childrens literature Click here to purchase this book

Quinn S. Flannery & S. Quinn Manga (2012) Elementary Children's Literature: The Basics for Teachers and Parents Pearson, (4th Ed.), 191-192.


a window of opportunity Access the Journal here

Morton, M.L. & R. Brindley  (2011) A window of opportunity: perspectives of pre-service teachers from the United States on the customs and practices of teaching in primary schools in England in Teacher Development, 15, pp. 37-52.


preservice teachers Access the Journal here

Quinn, S. Flannery & K. Schwartz (2011) Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogic Documentation Techniques in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation in Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 32, pp.39-54.


consonance Access the Journal here

Brindley, R.,  S. Flannery Quinn and Morton, M. (2009) Consonance and dissonance in a study abroad program as a catalyst for professional development of pre-service teachers in Teaching and Teacher Education, 25(3), pp.525-532.


depictions of fathers Access the Journal here

Quinn, S. Flannery (2009)The Depictions of Fathers and Children in Best-Selling Picture Books in the United States: A Hybrid Semiotic Analysis in Fathering, 7, pp.140-158.


car and travel Click here to purchase this book

Quinn, S. Flannery (2009) Car and Travel Games, in Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society: A Social History, Carlisle ed. Sage, pp.116-117.


Jane Read


Journal of education Policy Access the Journal here

Read, J. (2015) Transformation and regulation: a century of continuity in nursery school and welfare policy rhetoric in Journal of Education Policy 30(1) pp.39-61.


 An introduction to childhood studies Click here to purchase this book

Read, J. (in press) Working with children: an integrated approach, in Kehily, M. J. and Holford, N. (eds) An introduction to Childhood Studies, 3rd ed. London: Open University Press.


History of Education Access the Journal here

Read, J. (November 2013) Bringing Froebel into London's infant schools: the reforming practice of two head teachers, Elizabeth Shaw and Frances Roe, from the 1890s to the 1930s in History of Education, 42(6).


Froebel Today Click here to purchase this book

Read, J. (2012). The time-honoured Froebelian tradition of learning outdoors, in Bruce, T. (Ed) Early Childhood Practice: Froebel Today, London, Sage.


children and society Access the Journal here

Read, J. (2011) Gutter to garden: historical discourses of risk in interventions in working class children's street play in Children and Society 25(6) pp. 421-434.


Sue Robson

ECDC  Access the Journal here

Robson, S. (in press, 2015) 'Self-regulation, metacognition and child- and adult-initiated activity: Does it matter who initiate the task?' in Early Child Development and Care.


 thinking and understanding Click here to purchase this book

 Robson, S., Flannery-Quinn, S. (2015) The international Handbook of Young Children's Thinking and Understanding, Abingdon: Routledge.


 nursery home visits Access the Journal here

 Hargreaves, D.J., Robson, S., Greenfield, S., Fumoto H. (2014) 'Ownership and autonomy in early learning: The Froebel Research Fellowship Project, 2002-15 in Journal of Early Childhood Research, 12(3) pp.308-2.


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 Hargreaves, D.J., Robson, S., Greenfield, S., Fumoto H. (2014) 'Learning & Development: Early Learning- Think Again' in Nursery World, 29th June 2014.


self-regulation Access the Journal here

Robson, S., Rowe, V. (2012) 'Observing young children's creative thinking: engagement, involvement and persistence in International Journal of Early Years Education, 20(4) pp.349-364.


quality in early years Access the Journal here

Robson, S. (in press, 2015) 'Self-regulation and meracognition in young children: Does it matter if adults are present or not?' in British Educational Research Journal.

Robson, S. (2014) 'The Analysing Children's Creative Thinking framework: development of an observation led approach to identifying and analysing young children's creative thinking in British Educational Research Journal, 40(1) pp.121-134.

Robson, S. (2013) Analysing Children's Creative Thinking: the development of an observation-led approach to identifying and analysing young children's creative thinking in British Educational Research Journal.


developing thinking Click here to purchase this book

Robson, S. (2012) Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children: An Introduction for Students London: Routledge (2nd ed.)


young childrens  Click here to purchase this book

Fumoto, H., Robson, S., Greenfield, S., & Hargreaves, D.J. (2012), Young children's creative thinking, London: Sage.


children and society Access the Journal here

Robson, S. (2011) Producing and Using Video Data in the Early Years: Ethical Questions and Practical Consequences in Research with Young Children in Children and Society, 25(3) pp.179-89.


beginning teaching Click here to purchase this book

Attachment and Relationships, in J. Moyles, J. Georgeson and J. Payler (eds) Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning (2011) (4th ed) Maidenhead: Open University Press.


researching young childrens Click here to purchase this book

Producing and using video data with young children: a case study of ethical questions and practical consequences, in Harcourt, D., Perry, B. and Waller, T. (eds) Researching Young Children's Perspectives: Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research with children Abingdon: Routledge, 2011.


self-regulation Access the Journal here

Robson, S. and Rowe, V. (2012) Observing young children's creative thinking: engagement, involvement and persistence in International Journal of Early Years Education,
20(4) pp. 349-364.

Robson, S. (2010) Self-regulation and metacognition in young children's self-initiated play and Reflective Dialogue in International Journal of Early Years Education  18(3) pp.227-41.


contemporary issues Access the Journal here

Robson, S & Fumoto, H (2009) Practitioners' Experiences of Personal Ownership and Autonomy in their Support for Young Children's Thinking Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 10(1), pp.43-54.


supporting childrens learning Click here to purchase this book

Robson, S. (2009)The Physical Environment in L.Miller, C. Cable & G. Goodliff (2nd ed) Supporting Children's Learning in the Early Years, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.220-30.


Fengling Tang

Problemy Wczesnej EdukacjiAccess the Journal here

Tang, F.L. (2013) Can I just observe? Reflection on the role of the researcher in ethnography with young children in Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, IX(1) (20) pp. 68-75.


Pedagogika wczesnej edukacji Click here to purchase the book

Tang, F.L. (2011) Risk and young children's learning: a cross-cultural perspective, in Klus-Stanska, D., D. Bronk & A. Malenda (eds) Pedagogika Wczesnej Edukacji: Dyskursy, Problemy, Otwarcia, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Akademickie Zak.


Problemy Wczesnej EdukacjiAccess the Journal here

Tang, F.L. (2010) Adult perspectives on risks and young children's learning in Chinese and English contexts in Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji (Issues in Early Education), VI (2)(12).


Diaspora, ingigenous and minority education Access the Journal here

Tang, F.L. and Adams, L.D. (2010) 'I have f-rien-d now': how play helped two minority children transition into an English nursery school in Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, (4) pp. 118-130.


emotion in nursery Access the Journal here

Tang, F.L. (2009) Book Review on Promoting Children's Welling: Policy and Practice, (edited by Janet Collins and Pam Foley) in Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 29(2) pp. 210-211.


Helen Tovey

 Exploring outdoor play Click here to purchase this book

 Tovey, H. (2014) 'Outdoor Play and the Early Years Tradition' in Maynard, T., Waters, J. (2014) Exploring Outdoor play in the Early Years, Maidenhead: Open University Press.


an introduction to early childhood Click here to purchase this book

Tovey, H., Waller, T. (2014) 'Outdoor play and Learning' in Waller, T., Davis, G. (2014) An introduction to Early Childhood 3rd ed., London: Sage.


 Excellence of play Click here to purchase this book

Tovey, H. (2014) 'Adventurous Play Outdoors'  in Mayles, J. (eds) The Excellence of Play 4th ed., McGraw Hill Education.


Bringing the Froebel approach Click here to purchase this book

Tovey, H (2013) Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice London: Routledge.


Froebel Today Click here to purchase this book

Tovey. H (2012) Adventurous and Challenging Play Outdoors in Bruce, T (ed) Early Childhood Practice: Froebel Today. London: Sage Publications. pp 43-56.


Outdoor provision Click here to purchase this book

Tovey, H (2011) Achieving the Balance: Challenge, Risk and Safety in White, J ( ed) Outdoor Provision in the Early Years London: Sage Publications pp 85-97


Play and learning in the early years Click here to purchase this book

Tovey, H (2010) Playing on the Edge: Perceptions of Risk and Challenge in Outdoor Play In Broadhead, P, J. Howard & E Wood (eds) Play and Learning in the Early Years. London: Sage Publications.pp 79-94