Department of Education

Iram Siraj

Professor of Child Development and Education

College Affiliation: Jesus College

Iram is currently convener of the Child Development and Learning (CDL) Group and the co-ordinator for the Language, Cognition and Development (LCD) Theme in the department.

Before joining the department on the 1st June 2018 Iram held positions at the University of Warwick, University College London and the University of Wollongong. She is currently an ajunct professor at the University of Stavanger and a visiting professor at the universities of Wollongong and UCL. She has held visiting professorships in other universities in Ireland, England, Wales, Australia, China, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Iram has an international reputation for her longitudinal research and policy expertise. She has co-directed a number of  influential studies, including the Effective Provision of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE, DfE, 1997-2014) study, the transformative Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (REPEY, DfE, 2002) study, and the associated Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector (ELEYS) Study. She has also studied Effective Early Educational Experiences in Australia (E4Kids, Australian Research Council and Victoria and Queensland Governments. 2009-2015).

Her current studies include cluster randomised controlled trials of interventions looking at the impact of evidence-based professional development in 90 centres in New South Wales Fostering Effective Early Learning; Researching Effective Environments for Learning in 70 centres in Victoria; and Using Research tools to Promote Language in the Early Years in 120 schools in England.

Iram conducted reviews of the Welsh Foundation Phase (2014) and of the Scottish early years workforce (2015). She led two C4EO reviews of what families and integrated working contribute to child outcomes for under-fives. Amongst her many published works she has authored award-winning books including: Social Class and Educational Inequality the Role of Parents and Schools (2015) and Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years (2014). She has over 250 publications including three widely-used rating scales which measure the quality of environments and pedagogy in ECEC and promote child outcomes in the cognitive (ECERS-E 4th Ed. 2010), social-emotional (SSTEW, 2015) and physical (MOVERS, 2017) domains.

Iram’s policy work has included being on the Ministerial Advisory Group for the Welsh Government (2006-2016) advising four consecutive ministers; on the Victorian Government Early Education Advisory Group; the South Australian Education Advisory Board; the Nuffield Council for Bio-ethics and acting as specialist advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee inquiry on Children’s Centres. She has provided advice to UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, OECD, Bernard van Leer and Aga Khan Foundations and given one-off support to governments in many other regions including Chile, Federal Government of Australia, New Zealand and Portugal.

She is on a number of editorial boards including the American Educational Research Journal.  Iram was awarded an OBE for her services to ECEC in 2015.

Publications
Books

2019    Siraj, I., Taggart., B., Sammons, P., Melhuish, E., Sylva, K.  & Shepherd, D-L., Teachers in  Effective Primary Schools: Research into pedagogy and children’s learning. UCL-IOE Press & Trentham Books. Forthcoming

2017    Archer, C. & Siraj, I Movement Environmental Rating Scale (MOVERS). Trentham Books  & UCLPress, London

2015    Siraj, I., Kingston, D and  Melhuish, E. Assessing Quality: Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being (SSTEW) rating scale. Trentham Books  & UCLPress, London (Shortlisted for the Nursery World Awards)

2015    Archer, C and Siraj, I Encouraging Physical Development through Movement Play, London: Sage (Shortlisted for the Nursery World Awards)

2015    Siraj, I. and Mayo, A. Social Class and Educational Inequality: The impact of parents and schools. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Winner Society for Ed First Prize

2014    Siraj, I and Taggart, B. Exploring Effective Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Evidence from research. London: Pearson

2014    Siraj, I.,and Hallet  Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years London: Sage (Shortlisted for the Nursery World Awards)

2012    Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Mayo, A. Major Work Four Volume International Reader, Early Childhood Education. London: Sage.

2010    MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S. and Siraj-Blatchford, I., Doing Early Childhood Research: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice 2nd Edition, Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.

2010    Sylva, K., Melhuish, E. C., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Taggart, B. (Eds.) Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project, London: Routledge, pp280  ISBN 978-0-415-48243-1

2010    ECERS-E–The Four Curricular Subscales Extension to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R) Teachers’ College Press (with K. Sylva and B. Taggart)

2009    Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Woodhead, M. (eds) Effective Early Childhood Programmes, Early Childhood in Focus 4, Milton Keynes, Open University and Bernard van Leer Foundation.

2007    Siraj-Blatchford, I., Clarke, K  &  Needham, M. (Eds) The Team Around the Child: Multi-agency working in the early years, Stoke-on Trent, Trentham Books

2007    Siraj-Blatchford, I.  & Manni, Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector: The ELEYS study. Issues in Practice Series, Institute of Education, University of London

2006    Siraj-Blatchford, I & J A Guide to Developing the ICT Curriculum for Early Childhood Education, Stoke-on Trent, Trentham Books ISBN 10: 1-85856-300-3

2006    Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale – Extension (ECERS-E) Trentham Books 2nd Edition (with K. Sylva and B. Taggart)

2005    Siraj-Blatchford, I. with B. McCallum, SHARE at the Foundation Stage ContinYou Building Learning Communities

2003    Siraj-Blatchford, I and R.Meighan, A Sociology of Educating, Fourth Edition, London: Cassell.

2003    Siraj-Blatchford, I  and J. Siraj-Blatchford, More than Computers: ICT in the Early Years, London:Early Education/ British Assoc. for Early Childhood Education

2003    Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale – Extension (ECERS-E) Trentham Books (Sylva, Siraj-Blatchford and Taggart)

2001    MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S. and Siraj-Blatchford, I.  Doing Early Childhood Research: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press. Pp.306

2000    Siraj-Blatchford, I and P. Clarke, Supporting Identity, Diversity and Language in the Early Years, Buckingham: Open University Press. Pp. 145

1998    Siraj-Blatchford, I A Curriculum Development Handbook for Early Childhood Educators, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books. Pp. 175

1998    Moriarty, V. and Siraj-Blatchford, I,  An Introduction to Curriculum for 3 to 5 year-olds.  Nottingham: Education Now Books – reprinted 1998. Pp. 128

1996    Siraj-Blatchford, I and R.Meighan, A Sociology of Educating, Third Edition, London: Cassell. P 432

1997    Siraj-Blatchford, I ., M.Odada and M.Omagor School Improvement Project in Kampala An Evaluation Report to the Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva: Aga Khan Foundation

1996    K.Sylva and Siraj-Blatchford, I Bridging the Gap between Home and School: Improving achievement in primary schools, Paris: UNESCO

1995    Siraj-Blatchford, I Nourish and Nurture: Early Childhood Education and Development in the ICDS in India and the role of the World Food Programme, Action Paper in series, The Young Child & Family Section, Paris: UNESCO

1995    Siraj-Blatchford, I and J.Siraj-Blatchford ed., Educating the Whole Child: Cross-curricular skills, themes and dimensions in the primary school,  Buckingham: Open University Press – reprinted 1998. Pp 173

1994    Siraj-Blatchford, I The Early Years: Laying the Foundations for Racial Equality, Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham Books –  reprinted 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 (parts of this book have been translated in to Norweigian, French, Portuguese and German). Pp. 178

1994    Siraj-Blatchford, I Praxis Makes Perfect: Critical Educational Research for Social Justice, Ticknell, Derbyshire, Education Now Books – reprinted 1998

1993    T.David, A.Curtis and Siraj-Blatchford, I  Effective Teaching in the Early Years: Fostering Children’s Learning in Nurseries and in Infant classes OMEP, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books – reprinted 1996

1993    Siraj-Blatchford, I Race’, Gender and the Education of Teachers, Buckingham: Open University Press

Journal articles, published reports, chapters in scholarly books

2018       Siraj, ‘Early Childhood Education (ECE)’ , in Powell, S & Smith, K. An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies 4th Edition London: Sage pp153-164

2018       Siraj, Howard, Neilsen-Hewett, Melhuish, Kingston, de Rosnay, Duursma & Luu Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) study, Final report – NSW Department of Education, Australia forthcoming

2018       Siraj, Howard, Kingston, Melhuish, Neilsen-Hewett & de Rosnay.  Comparing Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Indices of ECEC Quality in the Australian Early Childhood Sector article submitted for review

2018       Verenikina, Siraj and Kervin ‘Learning through digital play in the Australian context of early childhood education and care’ in Veraksa, N & Sheridan, S (Eds) Vygotsky’s Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research. Routledge pp166-178.

2017       Siraj, ‘Nurturing 21st century skills in early childhood education and care: the way forward’ in Future Frontiers – Education for an AI world (Eds) Loble, L., Creenaline, T. & Hayes, J. , Melbourne University Press & NSW Department of Education, Australia pp 141-155 https://education.nsw.gov.au/our-priorities/innovate-for-the-future/education-for-a-changing-world/future-frontiers-education-for-an-ai-world

2017       Kingston, D. & Siraj, I. Supporting the Implementation of the Foundation Phase through effective Professional Development, Welsh Journal of Education Volume 19 Number 1. Pp 39-68

2017       Siraj, Kingston, Neilsen-Hewett, Howard, Melhuish, de Rosnay, Duursma & Luu A review of the current international evidence considering quality in early childhood education and care programmes – in delivery, pedagogy and child outcomes.  NSW Department of Education, Australia (June 2017)

2017       Siraj, Cheeseman & Kingston Quality Interaction Study Final Report Working with   DoE Pre-schools to Strengthen the Quality of Intentional & Relational Pedagogy, NSW Department of Education, Australia

2016       Melhuish, E, Howard, SJ, Siraj, I, Neilsen-Hewett, C, Kingston, D, de Rosnay, M,  Duursma, E, Luu, B (2016) “Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) through a   professional development programme for early childhood educators to improve professional practice and child outcomes in the year before formal schooling: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial.”, Trials. 17(1) 602+.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1742-1

2016       Tayler, Thorpe, Nuyen, Adams, Ishimine, Ferguson, Gilley, Weston, Cleveland & Siraj The E4Kids study: Assessing the effectiveness of Australian early childhood education and care programs. Overview of findings at 2016  (E4Kids ARC Linkage team (LP0990200))Final report to the Partner Organisations of the Effective Early Educational Experiences (E4Kids) study.  Submitted to The Victorian Department of Education and Training and The Queensland Department of Education and Training and the Australian Research Council

2015       Sammons, P., Toth, K., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj, I., Taggart, B. “The Long-term Role of the Home Learning Environment in Shaping Students’ Academic Attainment in Secondary School”, Journal of Children’s Services. 10(3) 189-201.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JCS-02-2015-0007

2014       Melhuish, E, Sammons, P, Sylva, K, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Taggart, B “Home, pre-school and primary school influences upon children’s educational attainment at age 11”, Education Policy Analysis Archives. 22 1-26.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v22.1893

2015       Siraj, I. & Kingston, K. An Independent Review of the Scottish Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Workforce and Out of School Care (OSC) Workforce. Edinburgh: Scottish Government  (155 pages)

2015    Chicken, S., Egan, D., Parkins, A.,  Siraj, I. and Waters, J. What Really Works for the Early Years? – Guidance for the early years pupil deprivation grant. Welsh Assembly Government.

2015    Mayo, A & Siraj, I.  Parenting practices and children’s academic success in low-SES families. Oxford Review of Education

2015    Siraj, I., & Asani, R.  ‘The role of sustained shared thinking, play and metacognition in young children’s learning’ In S. Robson & S. Quinn (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Thinking and Understanding. London, UK: Routledge.

2015    Baker, W., Sammons, P., Siraj, I., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E & Taggart, B. Aspirations, education and inequality in England: Insights from the Effective Provision of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary education project. Oxford Review of Education

2015    Archer, C. And Siraj,  I., Measuring the quality of movement-play in Early Childhood Education settings: Linking movement-play and neuroscience European Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education

2014    Siraj I and Kingston D An Independent Stocktake of the Foundation Phase in Wales. Cardiff Welsh Government

2014    Siraj-Blatchford, I.,and Nah, K-O A Comparison of the Pedagogical Practices of Mathematics Education for Young Children in England and South Korea. International Journal of Science and Maths Education Vol11 No.2 Springer

2013    Siraj-Blatchford, I., Mayo, A., Melhuish, E.,Taggart, B., Sammons, P. & Sylva. K. (2013). The learning life course of at ‘risk’ children aged 3-16: Perceptions of students and parents about ‘succeeding against the odds. Scottish Educational Review, 45 (2), 5-17.

2013    Hall , Sylva , Sammons , Melhuish , Siraj-Blatchford & Taggart : Can preschool protect young children’s cognitive and social development? Variation by center quality and duration of attendance, School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice

2013    Sammons , Hall , Sylva , Melhuish , Siraj-Blatchford & Taggart : Protecting the development of 5–11-year-olds from the impacts of early disadvantage: the role of primary school academic effectiveness, School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice

2013    Melhuish, Quinn, Sammons, Sylva, Siraj-Blatchford, Taggart Preschool affects longer term literacy and numeracy: results from a general population longitudinal study in Northern Ireland School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice

2012    Siraj-Blatchford, , Mayo, Melhuish,  Taggart, Sammons and Sylva,  Against all Odds Every Child Journal Vol 2:5

2012    Siraj-Blatchford, I Curriculum, Pedagogy and progression in Sustained, Shared Thinking  Every Child Vol 18 No 3

2011    Anders, Y., Sammons, P., Taggart, B., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E. and Siraj-Blatchford, I.  ‘The influence of child, family, home factors and pre-school education on the identification of special educational needs at age 10’. British Educational Research Journal, 37 (3), 421–441

2011    Mathers, SJ, Ranns, H, Karemaker,, A, Moody, A, Sylva, K, Graham, J, Siraj-Blatchford, I National Evaluation of the Graduate Leader Fund: Technical Report. London: DfE-RR144.

2011    Mathers, SJ, Ranns, H, Karemaker, A, Moody, A, Sylva, K, Graham, J, Siraj-Blatchford, I National Evaluation of the Graduate Leader Fund: Impact Study Final Report. London: DfE.

2010    Siraj-Blatchford, I, Teaching in Early Childhood Centers Instructional Methods and Child Outcomes. In: Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry

McGaw, (Editors), International Encyclopedia of Education. volume 2, pp. 86-Oxford: Elsevier.

2010    Siraj-Blatchford, Sylva, Taggart, Melhuish and Sammons: Das Projekt, The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education: Wirksame Bildungsangebote im Vorschulbereich – EPPE pp 15-27 in Sylva, K. & Taggart B (2010) Ed. Fruhe Bildung zahlt: Das Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Projekt (EPPE) und das Sure Start Programm.  DohrmanVelag. Berlin ISBN 978-3-938620-18-2

2010    Sylva, K., Chan, L. L.-S., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. & Taggart, B., ‘Emergent Literacy Environments: Home and Pre-school Influences on Children’s Literacy Development in Neuman’, S. B. & Dickinson, D. K. (Eds.) Handbook of Early Literacy Research (Vol. 3), New York, Guilford Press Publications.

2009    Siraj-Blatchford I. & Siraj-Blatchford J. Improving children’s attainment through a better quality of family-based support for early learning. Centre for Excellence and Outcomes http://www.c4eo.org.uk/themes/earlyyears/default.aspx?themeid=1

2009    Siraj-Blatchford I. & Siraj-Blatchford J. Improving development outcomes for children through effective practice in integrating early years’ services. Centre for Excellence and Outcomes http://www.c4eo.org.uk/themes/earlyyears/default.aspx?themeid=1

2009    Siraj-Blatchford I. ‘Conceptualising progression in the pedagogy of play and sustained  shared thinking in early childhood education: A Vygotskian perspective’ in Educational and Child Psychology 26 (2) June

2009    Siraj-Blatchford, I. ‘Learning in the Home: How working class children succeed against the odds’, British Educational Research Journal (on iFirst and accepted/forthcoming)

2009    Siraj-Blatchford, I. ‘Early Childhood Education’ in Maynard, T. and Thomas, N. (Eds.) An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies, (2nd Edition) London: Sage Publications

2009    Hall, J., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. & Taggart, B., The role of pre-school quality in promoting resilience in the cognitive development of young children. Oxford Review of Education, 35, 331-352.

2008    Taggart, B., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P.’ Influencing policy and practice through research on Early Childhood Education’ in International Journal of Early Childhood Education

2008    Siraj-Blatchford, I. ‘Understanding the Relationship between Curriculum, Pedagogy and Progression in Learning in Early Childhoodin Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood  Education  7 ( 2) pp 3-13

2008    Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Manni, L. “Would you like to tidy up now?” An analysis of Adult Questioning in the English Foundation Stage’ in Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 28 (1) pp 5 – 22

2008    Siraj-Blatchford, I., Sylva, K., Taggart, B., Sammons, P. and Melhuish, E.’ Towards the Transformation of Early Childhood Practice’. The Cambridge Journal of Education.  38 (1) pp 23–36

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Hunt, S., Barreau, S., Welcomme, W., Tracking Pupil Mobility over the Pre-school and Primary School Period: Evidence from EPPE 3-11, London, Institute of Education, University of London.

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Smees, R., Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Exploring pupils’ views of primary school in Year 5 RR: 8189, London, Institute of Education, University of London.

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B.,  Smees, R., Grabbe, Y., Barreau, S., Jelicic, H., Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Relationships between pupil self-perceptions, views of primary school and their development in Year 5 RR:8188, London, Institute of Education, University of London.

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B.,  Smees, R., Influences on pupils’ self-perceptions in primary school: Enjoyment of school, Anxiety and Isolation and Self-image in Year 5 RR: 8287, London, Institute of Education, University of London.

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Barreau, S., Grabbe, Y., The Influence of School and Teaching Quality on Children’s Progress in Primary School RR: 8186, Nottingham, DCSF publications.

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Jelicic , H., Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Influences on children’s development and progress in Key Stage 2: Social/behavioural outcomes in Year 6, Nottingham, DCSF publications

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Hunt, S., Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Influences on children’s attainment and progress in Key Stage 2: Cognitive outcomes in Year 6 RR: 8184, Nottingham, DCSF publications

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Final Report from the Primary Phase: Pre-school, School and Family Influences on children’s development during Key Stage 2 (7-11) RR: 8183, Nottingham, London,DCSF Publications

2008    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B.,Evangelou, M., Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education 3-14 Project (EPPSE 3-14): What Makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School? RR: 8182. Nottingham, DCSF Publications.

2007    Siraj-Blatchford, I. (2007) Creativity, Communication and Collaboration: The Identification of Pedagogic Progression in Sustained Shared Thinking in Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education,   1 (2) pp3-23

2007    Sylva, K., Taggart, B., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I. (2007). Changing models of research to inform educational policy. Research Papers in Education, 22 (2), 155-168.

2007    Sylva, K., Taggart, B., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Totsika, V., Ereky-Stevens, K., Gilden, R. and Bell, D. ‘Curricular quality and day-to-day learning activities in pre-school’. International Journal of Early Years Education, 15 (1), 49-64.

2007    Siraj-Blatchford, I., Siraj-Blatchford, J., Taggart, T., Sylva,K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P. and Hunt, S. ‘Qualitative Case Studies: How low SES families support children’s learning in the home’ in Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 (EPPE 3-11) Team (2007), Promoting Equality in the Early Years: Report to The Equalities Review, http://www.equalitiesreview.org.uk, London”

2007     Siraj-Blatchford, I., Milton,  E., Sylva, K., Laugharne, J. and Charles, F. ‘Developing the Foundation Phase for 3-7 year-olds in Wales’, Welsh Journal of Education

2007    Melhuish, E., Sylva, K., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B. and Phan, M.  ‘Effects of the Home Learning Environment and preschool center experience upon literacy and numeracy development in early primary school.’ Submitted to Journal of Social Issues.

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B. and Grabbe, Y. Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Cognitive Outcomes in Year 5.  Full Report. London: Institute of Education, University of London.  http://www.ioe.ac.uk/schools/ecpe/eppe/eppe3-11/eppe3-11pubs.htm

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Grabbe, Y. and Barreau, S. Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Summary Report: Influences on Children’s Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Cognitive Outcomes in Year 5.  Report No. RR828. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Grabbe, Y. and Barreau, S.Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Cognitive Outcomes in Year 5, Nottingham: DfES Publications

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B. and Barreau, S. Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Social/behavioural Outcomes in Year 5.  Full Report. London: Institute of Education, University of London.  http://www.ioe.ac.uk/schools/ecpe/eppe/eppe3-11/eppe3-11pubs.htm

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Grabbe, Y. and Barreau, S., Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11) Summary Report: Influences on Children’s Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Cognitive Outcomes in Year 5.  Research Report No. RR828. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Grabbe, Y. and Barreau, S. (2007), Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Cognitive Outcomes in Year 5.  Research Brief No. RB828 Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Barreau, S. and Grabbe, Y. (2007), Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Development and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Social/behavioural Outcomes in Year 5. Research Report No. DCSF-RR007. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2007    Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B., Barreau, S. and Grabbe, Y. (2007), Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Influences on Children’s Development and Progress in Key Stage 2:  Social/behavioural Outcomes in Year 5. Research Brief No. DCSF-RB007. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2006    Monitoring And Evaluation of The Effective Implementation Of The Foundation Phase (Meeifp) Project Across Wales Year 2  of Pilot  (Siraj-Blatchford, I., K. Sylva, J. Laugharne, E. Milton, and F. Charles)  Summary avail: WAG. Full report WAG website.

2006    Melhuish, E., Romaniuk, H., Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Taggart, B. Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): The Effectiveness of Primary Schools in England in Key Stage 2 for 2002, 2003 and 2004. Full Report. London: Institute of Education, University of London.  http://www.ioe.ac.uk/schools/ecpe/eppe/eppe3-11/eppe3-11pubs.htm

2006    Melhuish, E., Romaniuk, H., Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Taggart, B. Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 (EPPE 3-11): The Effectiveness of Primary Schools in England in Key Stage 2 for 2002, 2003 and 2004, Research Brief No. RBX06-06. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2006    Sammons, P., Taggart, B., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Barreau, S. and Manni, L., Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 Project (EPPE 3-11): Variations in Teacher and Pupil Behaviours in Year 5 Classrooms and Associations with School Characteristics.  Full Report. London: Institute of Education, University of London.  http://www.ioe.ac.uk/schools/ecpe/eppe/eppe3-11/eppe3-11pubs.htm

2006    Sammons, P., Taggart, B., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Barreau, S. and Manni, L. Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 (EPPE 3-11) Summary Report: Variations in Teacher and Pupil Behaviours in Year 5 Classes.  Research Report No. 817. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2006    Sammons, P., Taggart, B., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E. and Barreau, S.  Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11 (EPPE 3-11): Variations in Teacher and Pupil Behaviours in Year 5 Classes, Research Brief No. RB817. Nottingham: DfES Publications.

2006    Siraj-Blatchford, I., Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E. and Taggart, B., Educational Research and Evidence Based Policy: The Mixed Method Approach of the EPPE Project, Evaluation and Research in Education, vol 19 no.2 pp63-82

2006    Sylva, K. ,  Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart , B.,  Sammons , P., Melhuish , E., Elliot, K. and Totsika, V. ‘Capturing Quality In Early Childhood Through Environmental Rating Scales’, Sylva, K. ,  Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart , B.,  Sammons , P., Melhuish , E., Elliot, K. and Totsika, V. in Early Childhood Research Quarterly Volume 21, Issue 1, 1st Quarter 2006, Pages 76-92

2006    ‘Early Identification of Special Needs and the Definition of  ‘At Risk’. The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project’ Taggart, B., Sammons, P., Smees, R., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Elliot, K. & Lunt I.. British Journal of Special Education.   Vol 33 Number 1 March. p40 – p45

2006    Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Sammons, P., Siraj-Blatchford, I., & Taggart, B. (2006). The Effective Provision of Preschool Education (EPPE) Project. In J. J. van Kuyk, (Ed.), The Quality of Early Childhood Education. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Cito. pages 45-56 ISBN: 90-5834-079-1

2005    “Investigating the Effects of Pre-school Provision: Using Mixed methods in the EPPE Research” by Sammons, P, Siraj-Blatchford, I, Sylva, K,  Melhuish, E, Taggart, B  & Elliot, K, in the International Journal of Social Research Methodology  special issue on Mixed Methods in Educational Research (Vol 8, No 3 pp 207-224, 2005).

2005   Siraj-Blatchford, I.  ‘Interaction Matters for babies and toddlers’ in Abbott and Langston: Birth to Three Matters, Open University Press, Buckingham

2005    Siraj, I.,  K. Sylva, J. Laugharne, E. Milton, and F. Charles Monitoring And Evaluation of The Effective Implementation Of The Foundation Phase (Meeifp) Project Across Wales Year 1 of Pilot    Summary avail: WAG. Full report WAG website.

2004    ‘The impact of pre-school on young children’s cognitive attainments at entry to reception’ Sammons, P., Elliot, K., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I. and Taggart, B. British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 30,  No. 5 pp691-729 ISSN 0141-1926

2004     Siraj-Blatchford and Sylva,  ‘Researching Pedagogy in English Pre-Schools’ British               Educational Research Journal, Vol. 30, No. 5 pp713-730

ISSN 0141-1926

2004    ‘Educational Disadvantage in the early years: How do we overcome it? Some lessons from research’ Siraj-Blatchford, I. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, Vol 12, No 2, pp5-20 ISSN 1350-293X

2004    ‘Soziale Gerechtigkeit und Lernchancen’ in den frühen Jahren P. Oberheumer in Frühpädagogik und Bildungsqualität: VS Verlag der Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden.

2004    (with Viv Moriarty), ‘Pädagogische Effektivität’ in den frühen Jahren P. Oberheumer  Frühpädagogik und Bildungsqualität: VS Verlag der Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden.

2004    ‘‏Quality Teaching in the Early Years’ in Anning, A., Cullen, J. and Fleer, M. (Eds.) Early Childhood Education: Society and Culture, London: Sage pp137-148

2004    Technical Paper 12 – The Final Report: Effective Pre-School Education. (with Sylva, K., Melhuish, E. C., Sammons, P., and Taggart, B.)

2004    Technical Paper 11 – The continuing effects of pre-school education at age 7 years  (with Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Taggart, B., Elliot, K. and Marsh A. )

2004    Technical Paper 9 – Follow up of the EPPE Sample at Age 6 years: Report on Year 1 Assessments (with Sammons, P., Sylva, K., Melhuish, E. C., Taggart, B., Elliot, K. and Marsh A.)

2004    KidSmart Early Learning Programme European Evaluation (Final Report) IBM Whitepaper, ( with J. Siraj-Blatchford)

2003    Technical Paper 10 – Case studies of practice across the foundation stage ISBN: 085473 601 (Siraj-Blatchford, Sylva, Taggart, Sammons, Melhuish and Elliot)

2003    Technical Paper 8b – Measuring the Impact of Pre-school on children’s social/behavioural development (Sammons, Sylva, Melhuish, Siraj-Blatchford, Taggart and Elliot)

2002    Technical Paper 8a – Measuring the Impact of Pre-school on children’s cognitive Progress  ISBN: 085473 599 2 (Sammons, Sylva, Melhuish, Siraj-Blatchford, Taggart and Elliot)

  • ‘Discriminating between Schemes and Schemata in Young Children’s Emergent Learning of Science and Technology’ (with J. Siraj-Blatchford) in International Journal of Early Years Education, Vol 10 No 3
  • Inclusive practice in the Early Years: a case of joined-up thinking in one LEA. Early Childhood Practice: The journal for multi-professional partnerships. Siraj-Blatchford and McCallum ISSN 1467/4947.

2002    Developmentally Appropriate Technology in Early Childhood: ‘Video Conferencing’ – a limit case? Online Journal of Contemporary Issues in Early Education (with J.Siraj-Blatchford) Vol 3 No 2 pp216-225 ISSN 1463-9491

2002    (with M Odada and M Omogar) , ‘Supporting Child-Centered Teaching under Universal Primary Education in Kampala, Uganda’ in Anderson, S.  Improving Schools through Teacher Development:  Case Studies of the Aga Khan Foundation Projects Swets & Zeitlinger, The Netherlands  pp. 117-136

2002    ‘New Horizons in Early Childhood Education in the United Kingdom’, in International Developments in Early Childhood Services edited by Lorna K S Chan and Elizabeth Mellor, Hong Kong: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. pp. 211-226

  • Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (Siraj-Blatchford, Sylva) London: DfES Research Report 365

2002    Evaluation of the KidSmart Phase One Project, IBM Whitepaper, (with J.Siraj-Blatchford) London: IBM

2002    Siraj-Blatchford, I. Final annual evaluation report of the Gamesley Early Excellence Centre. Unpublished report, University of London, Institute of Education

2002    Siraj-Blatchford, I.Final annual evaluation report of the Thomas Coram Early Excellence Centre. Unpublished report, Institute of Education, University of London.

2002    (with Kathy Sylva), Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years Research Report, Early Years Division, Department for Education and Employment

2001    EPPE Case Studies Research Report, Early Years Division, Department for Education and Employment.

2001    An Evalaution of the Thomas Coram Teenage Parent Pilot Project, Research Report, 16-19 Division, Department for Education and Employment

2001    Annual Evaluation of the Thomas Coram Early Excellence Centre: Institute of Education

2001    Annual Evaluation of the Gamesley Early Excellence Centre: Institute of Education

2001    Technical Paper 2 Cognitive and social/behavioural development of 3-4 years in relation to family background ISBN 0 903009 30 7 Department for Education in Northern Ireland and Stranmillis University College Belfast (Melhuish Quinn, Sylva, Sammons, Siraj-Blatchford and Taggart)

2001    Technical Paper 7 – Social/behavioural and cognitive development at 3-4 years in relation to family background  ISBN: 085473 598 4 (Melhuish, Sylva, Sammons, Siraj-Blatchford and Taggart)

2001    Technical Paper 5 – Characteristics of the Centre in the EPPE Study: (Interviews) ISBN : 085473 595 X (Taggart, Sylva, Siraj-Blatchford, Sammons and Melhuish

  • ‘Social Justice and Early Learning’ in Pugh, G. (3rd) Contemporary Issues in the Early Years, London: Paul Chapman

2001    ‘Surveys and questionnaires: an evaluative case study’ (with John Siraj-Blatchford) in (MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S. and Siraj-Blatchford, I.) Doing Early Childhood Research: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.

2001   (with John Siraj-Blatchford), ‘An ethnographic approach to researching young children’s learning’  in (MacNaughton, G., Rolfe, S. and Siraj-Blatchford, I.) Doing Early Childhood Research: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice Sydney: Allen & Unwin. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open University Press.

2001    (with J Siraj-Blatchford), ‘Content analysis of pedagogy’ in the QCA/DfEE guidance Early Education Journal, September issue

2000    Annual Evaluation of the Thomas Coram Early Excellence Centre: Institute of Education

2000    Annual Evaluation of the Gamesley Early Excellence Centre: Institute of Education

2000    An Evaluation of the Camden Early Years Intervention Team, (with Bet McCallum) pp 35

  • Technical Paper 6: Characteristics of the Centres in the EPPE Sample: Observational Profiles, Institute of Education/DfEE, ISBN 085473 596 8 (Sylva, Siraj-Blatchford, Sammons, Melhuish, and Taggart)
  • `Why Understanding Cultural Difference is not Enough’ G.Pugh (2nd) Contemporary Issues in the Early Years, London: Paul Chapman and The national Children’s Bureau. pp. 104-121.

1999    ‘Early Childhood Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Research’ in P. Mortimore (Ed) Understanding Pedagogy and its Impact on Learning, pp. 20-45 London: Paul Chapman.

1999    ‘Defining and Evaluating Quality in Early Childhood Education in an International Context: dilemmas and possibilities’ Early Years: The international journal of research and development (with Y. Wong) Vol 20 No. 1

1999    (with J.Siraj-Blatchford), ’Race’, Research and Reform: the impact of the three Rs on anti-racist pre-school and primary education in the UK.’ Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2, 1, pp127-148  ISSN 1361 3324

1999    ‘Lingua, cultura e diferenca – Combater a desigualdade e promover o respeito’, Cadernos de educacao de infancia.  No. 49 (Portuguese Journal)

1999    (with E.Bhering)  ‘A relaçao escola-familia – um modelo de trocas e colaboraçao’ in Cademos de Pesquisas – Fundaçao Carols Chagos (Brazilian Journal) March Issue, No. 106 pp. 191-218 ISSN 0100 1574

1999    Technical Paper 1: An Introduction to the EPPE Project, Institute of Education/DfEE

ISBN 085473 591 7  (Sylva, Sammons, Melhuish, Siraj-Blatchford and Taggart)

1999    Technical Paper 2: Characteristics of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project Sample at Entry to the Study, Institute of Education/DfEE ISBN 085473 592 5  (Sammon, Sylva, Melhuish, Siraj-Blatchford and Taggart)

1999    Technical Paper 3: Contextualising EPPE: Interviews with Local Authority Co-ordinators and Centre Managers, Institute of Education/DfEE, ISBN 085473 593 3  (Siraj-Blatchford et al)

1999    Technical Paper 4: Parent, Family and Child Characteristics in Relation to Type of Pre-school and Socio-Economic Differences, Institute of Education/DfEE, ISBN 085473 594 1  Melhuish, Sylva, Sammons, Siraj-Blatchford and Taggart)

1999    Technical Paper 6a: Characteristics of Pre-School Environments, Institute of Education/DfEE, ISBN 085473 597 8  (Sylva, Siraj-Blatchford, Sammons, Melhuish, and Taggart)

1998    ‘Criteria for Determining Quality in Early Learning for 3-6 year-olds’ in Siraj-Blatchford, I. A Curriculum Development Handbook for Early Childhood Educators, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books pp3-15.

1998    (with V. Moriarty, ‘Early Childhood Educators Perceptions of the UK Desirable Outcomes: A Research Study’, International Journal of Early Childhood)  30, 1, pp. 56-64

1998    (with J.Siraj-Blatchford), ‘Learning through making in the early years’, in Smith,J.S. and Norman, E. (Eds) International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research and Curriculum Development, Loughbourough University, pp32-36

1998    Contextualising the Effective Provision for Pre-school Education Project: Interviews with local authority co-ordinators and centre managers, Research Report, Early Years Division, Department for Education and Employment, pp31.

1998    Parent Involvement in Primary Schools Project: Final Report  pp72

1997    Learning Through Making in the Early Years end of project report for the Esmee Fairbairn Trust (with J.Siraj-Blatchford) pp30

1997    (with J. Siraj-Blatchford), ‘Reflexivity, Social Justice and Educational Research’.  Cambridge Journal of Education, 27,. 2 pp. 235-248.

1996    ‘Continuidade, Communidade e Contexto: Importancia na Pesquisa e Avalianao da Educacao na Primeira Infancia in ANAIS II Simposia Nacional de Educacao Infantil IV Simposio Latino-Americano de Atencao a Crianca de O to 6 Anos. Published by Republica Federativa do Brasil, Ministerio da Educacao e do Desporto, Organizacao dos Estados Americanos pp.101-108

1996    ‘Parents Views of Quality in Early Childhood Services in Portugal’, International Journal of Early Childhood (with M Folque), 28, No. 2. pp37-48.

1996    ‘Values, Culture and Identity in Early Childhood Education’ International Journal of Early Years Education. 4., 2., pp.63-70.

1996    ‘Language, Culture and Difference: Challenging Inequality and Promoting Respect’ in C. Nutbrown Children’s Rights and Early Education.  London: Paul Chapman pp.23-33

1995    ‘Expanding Combined Nursery Provision: Bridging the Gap between Care and Education’ in Gammage & Meighan (Eds) Early Childhood Education: The Way Forward.  Nottingham: Education Now Books pp1-17

1995    Racial Equality in Initial Teacher Education: Three Case Studies, End of Project Report 1.4.93 – 30.9.94 for The Leverhulme Trust, Project Ref.  No.F.215AE (with B. Troyna and W. Ball). pp. 16.

1995    ‘Racialised and Gendered Discourses in Teacher Education’, Equality and Inequality in Education Policy: Historical and Cultural Perspectives, Reader 2, E826 edited by Dawtrey, L., Holland, J., and Hammer, M. (eds) Multilingual Matters in association with The Open University, pp. 242-259.

1995    ‘Cross-curricular skills, themes and dimension: an introduction’. In J & I Siraj-Blatchford Educating the Whole Child: Cross-curricular skills, themes and dimensions in the primary school, Buckingham: Open University Press pp. 1-6

1995    ‘Racial equality education: identity, curriculum and pedagogy’. In J & I Siraj-Blatchford Educating the Whole Child: Cross-curricular skills, themes and dimensions in the primary school, Buckingham: Open University Press pp.42-55

1995     ‘Critical Social Research and the Academy: the Role of Organic Intellectuals in     Educational Research’. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 16, 2.

1995    ‘How can our knowledge of early learning of children 0-6 help us to improve primary education’, International Journal of Early Childhood, 27, 2, pp. 76-­78.

1995    `Racisme – og barns selvbilde’, Debatteserien for Barnehagefolk, Norway (with N. Linden) 2, pp.85-90

1994    Research Review: `Studies in Multilingual and Multicultural Early Years Education, International Journal of Early Childhood, OMEP, 26, 1, pp.78-79.

1994    `An Evaluation of Early Years Education and Training in the ICDS in India’.  International Journal of Early Years Education,2, 1, pp52-66.

1994    `Some Practical strategies for Collaboration between Parents and Early Years Educators’.  Multicultural Teaching, 12, 2, pp.12-17

1994    `Bilingualism, Biculturalism and learning in Early Years Classrooms.’ In Blackledge, A. Teaching Bilingual Children. Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham Books (with S.Nyakatawa), pp.113-130.

1994    `Reproduction or Reconstruction?  Towards Equality in Teacher Education: An Introduction’ .  In  I. Siraj-Blatchford (ed.) `Race’, Gender and the Education of TeachersBuckingham: Open University Press, pp. 24-35

1993    `The Professional Identity of Early Years Teachers: Challenges and Constraints’ In P. Gammage and J. Meighan (eds.)  Early Childhood Education: Taking Stock.  Nottingham, Education Now Books, pp.21-31.

1993    `Racial Equality and Effective Teacher Education’ in I. Siraj-Blatchford (ed.) `Race’, Gender and the Education of Teachers

1993    `Educational Research and Reform: Some Implications for the Professional Identity of Early Years Teachers’.  British Journal of Educational Studies, XXX1, 4, 398-408.

1993    Special Issue Equal Opportunities, Research and Educational Reform: British Educational Research Journal, 19, 3, (Ed with B. Troyna)

1993    `Equal Opportunities, Research and Educational Reform: Some Introductory Notes’, British Educational Research Journal, 19, 3, (with B. Troyna) pp.223-226.

1993    (with B. Troyna), `Providing Support or Denying Access?  The Experiences of Students Designated as `ESL’and `SN’ in a Multi-Ethnic Secondary School ‘ Educational Review, 45, 1, pp.3-11.

1993    `Equal Opportunities and Cultural Diversity’.  International Journal of Early Years Education.  1, 2, pp 85-86.

1993    `Ethnicity and Conflict in Physical Education: A Critique of Carroll andHollinshead’s Case Study’.  British Educational Research Journal, 19, 1, pp.77-82.

1993    `Social Justice and Teacher Education in the U.K .’ In Verma, G. (Ed.)  Inequality and Teacher Education: An International Perspective, Lewes: The Falmer Press, pp.89-99.

1993    Redirection and Redeployment of Early Childhood Education in the ICDS in India. Technical Report, UNESCO/WFP, New Delhi, pp.30.

1992    (with K. Sylva, and S. Johnson) , `The Impact of the U.K. National Curriculum on Pre-school Practice: Some Top-down Processes at work` International Journal of Early Childhood, 24,1, pp.41-52.

1992    `Partnership with Schools: Racial Equality and Effective Teacher Education’, Bradford University, Race Relations Unit Report, Teacher Education and Ethnic Minorities, pp.89-99.

1992    Training to work with the Early Years: The Challenge of the 1990s (with J.Warner) Report of Quality and Equality for Under Fives Better Access to Better Services, NCB/NES Arnold, pp.43

1991    `Professionalism’: Anti-racism Teaching’, ((eds) with I. Menter).  Special Issue, Multicultural Teaching, 9, 3.

1991    `A Study of Black Students’ Perceptions of Racism in Initial Teacher Education’, British Educational Research Journal, 17, 1, pp.33-50.

1991    `Achieving Equality in the Science Education of Early years Teachers in Initial Teacher Education in Browne (Ed) Science and Technology in the Early Years, Buckingham, Open University Press. pp.24-36.

1990    `Access to What?  Black Students’ Perceptions of Racism in Initial Teacher Education’ Journal of Access Studies, 5, 2, pp.177-187.

1990    `Positive Discrimination: The Underachievement of Initial Teacher Education’ Multicultural Teaching, 8, 2, pp14-19.

1989    `History Education for the Very Young’ OMEP Research Update UK.37, p.37. OMEP is the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education

1985    `Memories: Learning from the knowledge, ideas and first-hand experience of people in the community’ in Our Town published by Slough Teachers’ Centre.

Sample of Articles in Professional Journals and Newspapers

2017    Teaching kids 21st century skills early will help prepare them for the future. The Conversation, Victoria Melbourne

2017    Sustained, shared thinking? Early Years Scotland Magazine for Practitioners Issue No 6 Spring

2017    What can parents do to support sustained, shared thinking? Early Years Scotland Magazine for Parents Issue No 6 Spring

2017    Sylva, Sammons, Siraj, Mathers, Melhuish Establishing the Effects of Quality in Early Childhood:  Comparing evidence from England, Nursery World

2017     Sammons, PM, Sylva, K, Hall, J, Siraj, I, Melhuish, E, Taggart, B, Mathers, S “Establishing the Effects of Quality in Early Childhood: Comparing evidence from England”, Early Education. Occasional Paper. March 2017

2016    Movement Play and the MOVERS Nursery World

2015    Kingston & Siraj Improving Quality through using the SSTEW scale, Nursery World

2004    Questioning and extending children’s thinking’, Nursery World, November

  • Special Report ‘Effective Learning: Positive thinking’, Nursery World, October 17th 10-11

2002    ‘Managing Appropriate Technology Education in Early Childhood‘ Nursery    Management Today

1999    ‘Handing on the Education Baton’ RSA Journal

1998    ‘Meeting, but not Dealing with the Childcare Challenge’, Parliamentary Brief, Vol 5.  No. 7 August pp 69-70

1997    ‘Prevention is Better than Cure: Quality Early Childhood Education Training’ Parliamentary Brief Vol 5, No. 2, September pp 62-63

1996    ‘Practising equal opportunities’ Nursery World 26 September, pp24-25

1995    ‘The Answer Already Exists’, Times Educational Supplement, 15 September

1994    ‘Guess Who’s not Coming to Dinner?’ Times Educational Supplement, 29 April, p. 7.

1994    ‘Back to the Future?’ Times Educational Supplement, 24 June.

1992    ‘Taking Issue: Children’s Rights to Education’, Child Education, p. 19

1991    (with J. Siraj-Blatchford), ‘Science and Cultural Relevance’, Primary Science Review No17, April pp. 16-17.

1990    ‘A Positive Role’, Child Education, November, p. 12.

Doctoral Applications

Iram welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • Quality of pre-school pedagogy
  • ECEC curriculum
  • Adult-child interaction
  • Primary education

  • Subjects Taught

    Doctor of Philosophy

    MSc Education

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