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A Place to Talk in Preschools - Supporting young children's language development

ISBN: 9781921613968
Code: TS0269


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This book will challenge and inspire educators working in preschools to create really effective 'places to talk'. It tells and shows how to make settings into the kinds of places where young children will learn and develop their language skills, and will inspire planning and provision.

It includes a summary of the key environmental influences, drawn from research, and lots of examples of what this looks like in practice.

Pages: 36 | Ages: 2-5

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About the Authors

Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.



Elizabeth Jarman is an internationally recognised education professional specialising in creating optimum conditions for learning and an award-winning author. Her work is widely respected and professionally challenges teh way that learning environments for children and families are considered.

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