Professional Development in Education 41.2 Special Issue: The Professional Development of Early Years Educators

Issue 2 of Volume 41 of the Association’s flagship journal has been published on-line at:

Edited by Guest Editors: Jane Waters and Jane Payler and their Editorial is currently free to download.

The Special Issue presents 15 articles with a Foreword by Ken Jones that warns potential readers of the dangers of ignoring specialist areas such as the Early Years; stressing that the generic issues highlighted in the range of articles are “universally valuable and their contextualization within early childhood education enhances rather than reduces their applicability to other sectors of education”.

Among the themes considered in the articles are phenomenology; autobiography; curriculum reform; critical practice; mathematics and scientific literacy; professional learning communities; professional identity; leadership; digital technologies; cultural- historical activity theory and mentoring and coaching. A number of countries across the world are represented in the author list involving articles from contexts in the USA, Australia, England, Sweden, New Zealand and Cyprus.

All ipda members will shortly receive their hard copy of 41.2 by post.

Posted 14/3/15 by Professor Jim O’Brien, Managing Editor, Professional Development in Education


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *