John Siraj-Blatchford is
an honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth Institute of Education and a visiting scholar at the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan.
He also works as an independent educational researcher and consultant, and is the Research and Development Director of The Land of Me. He was previously employed at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education
and served as an Associate Director of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research
Recent works have included a review of the UNESCO Decade for Education for Sustainable Development, and in November 2014
he chaired the ECCE for Sustainable Development workshop at the UNESCO ‘End of Decade’ World ESD Conference in Nagoya, Japan. Other commissions have included the production of a Global Partnership in Education (GPE) review of ‘affordable quality’ pre-primary provisions in Sub-Sahara Africa; contributions to a UK Cabinet Office Equalities Review Report for EPPE 3- 11; C4EO reviews of 'Family based support for early learning' and 'Integrated Children's
Services'; and to various other initiatives associated with developing the role of Early Childhood Education in Sustainable Development.
His books include Education for Sustainable Development in the Early Years,(OMEP, 2010) and Developing a Research Programme for Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood (Springer Books, 2015). A Curriculum Development Guide to ICT in Early Childhood Education (Trentham Books 2006), Supporting Information and Communications Technology in the Early Years, (Open University Press, 2003), and; Developing New Technologies for Young Children, (Trentham Books, 2004). Supporting Science, Design, and Technology in the Early Years was published by the Open University Press in 1999.
'Three to Seven Matters' is a not for profit publication and consultancy enterprise operating under the sole proprietorship of John Siraj-Blatchford...and yes he does know that 'birth to three' matters even more. But it isn't too late! High quality preschool classroom practice and family support can still make all the difference!
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