Institute of Education Publications

Academics in the Institute of Education influence professional practice in all sectors of education from the early years’ classroom to the University lecture theatre. They do this through the outstanding professional programmes they deliver and through the many hundreds of papers and best-selling books they produce. The range and depth of publications is impressive. If you’re on site at our Kedleston Road campus do visit Blackwell’s bookshop.

Education authors in the Institute of Education

  • Vanessa Cottle
  • Dennis Hayes
  • Kathleen Headley
  • Jennifer Marshall
  • Ruby Oates
  • Fiona Shelton
  • Susan Tarrant
  • Jon White

Empowering the Children's and Young People's Workforce: Practice based knowledge, skills and understanding

The Social Studies team have jointly produced a textbook entitled ‘Empowering the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce’. Edited by former staff member, Simon Bownhill, the textbook has been written by nine members of the Social Studies team here at Derby. The book is a core text for students on the Child and Youth Studies programme and the Foundation Degree in Children’s and Young People’s Services course.

Using their expertise in key areas, staff who have contributed chapters include:

  • Helen Wilson who has written the chapter: 'Skills for successful study'
  • Mike Jackson who has written the chapter: 'Learning a language: how practitioners and those training to work with young people could use language learning in their practice'
  • Debs Hussain who has written the chapter: 'Skills and knowledge for effective practice'
  • Lynn Senior who has written the chapter: 'Gifted and talented learners'
  • Lesley Faulconbridge who has written the chapter: 'Work-based learning'
  • Sarah McMullen who has written the chapter: 'Children, young people and risk – just about managing?'
  • Rosemary Shepherd who has written the chapter: 'Special educational needs and disabilities: Supporting the needs of children and young people through inclusive practice'
  • Debs Turner who has written the chapter: 'Parents, carers and the community: The collaborative relationship' and
  • Mabel Ann Brown who has written the chapter: 'The learning community: International lessons'

Buy a copy of Empowering the Children's and Young People's Workforce

'While the provision in Children’s and Young People’s Services endures much change and turbulence, the calling for well qualified and critically reflective practitioners remains ever present. This innovative and accessible core textbook explores the key themes, ideas, concepts and topics that are central to practitioners working across the 0-19 sector. It aims to help students develop the professional knowledge, practical skills and core values they need to work effectively with children and young people.'