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. This is the first ever online catalogue of our Education publications for our students, colleagues and teachers everywhere to see at a glance that our work does what it says on the University of Derby tin – it is innovative and challenging, it inspires and it has impact.

The range and depth of publications is impressive and our authors have asked me to remind readers that further information is available by clicking on the hyperlink to the Amazon store in every book title. If you’re on site at our Kedleston Road campus do visit Blackwell’s bookshop.

Education Authors in the Institute of Education

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:

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'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.'