OUR NEW TACTYC RESEARCH NEEDS YOUR HELP!
As you will now now, our new research project – Early Years Qualifications and Training – with Middlesex University under the direction of Professor Jayne Osgood is progressing well. The team is looking for your help with a very brief survey – click here to complete. It’s really quick and simple – please help. An overview of the project can also be found here.
CONFERENCE/AGM 2016: Note the date!
Title: Principled Early Years Practice: Valuing our past, debating our present, inspiring our future Date: Saturday 19th November 2016 Venue: London (still being negotiated). Keynote speakers will be Julien Grenier and Jools Page. Professor Jayne Osgood will also share with us the results of the research commissioned by TACTYC.
NEW REFLECTIONS ARTICLE
We have yet another new reflections article. Johanna Cliffe and Carla Solvason have written a very challenging article entitled: Using Rhizomatic Thinking in Early Childhood Pedagogy to Avoid Making Other into Same. You can find it here.
BASELINE ASSESSMENT – SUCCESS!
The Better Without Baseline coalition (which includes TACTYC) welcomes the decision from government not to use Baseline Assessment as an accountability measure. See the BWB joint press release and the BWB open letter.
NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Our new Executive Committee was formed at our March meeting. We have a number of new co-options and a Focus Group to support consultations and responses.
NEWSLETTER 36 is here
TACTYC/BERA COLLABORATION UPDATE
We are delighted that a TACTYC/BERA collaboration paper has been selected as one of just five keynote symposia at BERA later this year. Congratulations to all involved.
Now that book reviews no longer appear in the Journal (yes, you’ll have noticed!) we shall be updating our Book Reviews section of the website regularly. Keep your eyes open here.
In 2012 TACTYC commissioned a report from Dr. David Whitebread and Dr. Sue Bingham on children’s readiness for school. We are pleased to say that this is now published online here.
BASELINE UPDATE – and the good news is ….
OfSTED inspectors will not be looking for data from baseline assessment schemes.
As you’ll perhaps notice, alongside the LinkedIn and other icons at the top of this page, we’ve added the Twitter icon so you can now go direct from this site to tweet us! Enjoy!
NEW REFLECTIONS ARTICLE
We have another new reflections article – our second for 2016 – and it’s only early February! Well done our writers! Dr Allegra Cattani and colleagues write about some new research into screening young bilingual and multilingual children’s England language capabilities – the language exposure tool. The article, entitled Screening the word learning of bilingual toddlers: A first guide can be found here.
EARLY YEARS JOURNAL UPDATE
Vicky Quantrell, our Routledge link, has written about the success of our Early Years Journal.
NEW OCCASIONAL PAPER NO: 7
Relationship based pedagogies with babies and toddlers: Issues form teaching and implications for learning. Sheila Degotardi, Associate Professor in EC Education, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Australia.
The Losing in the Long Run Report (NCB, Action for Children and The Children’s Society, March) examines the amount of money central government is giving to local authorities for early intervention services, including Children’s Centres, and questions the sustainability of further cuts.