Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: A co-operative enquiry into training approaches for practitioners working with children with speech, language and communication needs in the early years
Author: Palmer, Janet
ISNI:       0000 0004 2698 6592
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2005
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This action-research study compares and evaluates three separate training initiatives for education practitioners in the area of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) for identified children in a small unitary authority. One training initiative involved collaboration with a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and the modelling of working practices within a nursery; the second was an evaluation of a two-day taught course devised by SLTs and education staff and based on the Foundation stage of the I CAN Joint Professional Development Framework (JPDF); and the third was an evaluation of a learning set for both education staff and SLTs, using the JPDF as a reference point for individual learning plans. By means of a grounded theory analysis, evidence from the three evaluations was analysed following the tradition of a co-operative enquiry. Recommendations for future training initiatives highlight the need to consider emotional aspects of training and the importance of planning for training transfer at the same time as the training itself is devised. The cognitive apprenticeship model is suggested as a suitable mechanism for promoting partnerships between different educational settings.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: D Ed Psychol. Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available