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  • Young Children at School in the Inner City

    By Barbara Tizard, Peter Blatchford, Jessica Burke, Clare Farquhar, Ian Plewis

    First published in 1988, this work reports on a major British study of children’s progress and behaviour in 33 infant schools. The research looks at children from nursery through to junior school and asks why some children had higher attainments and made more progress than others. Using…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

  • Class Size

    Eastern and Western perspectives

    Edited by Peter Blatchford, Kam Wing Chan, Maurice Galton, Kwok Chan Lai, John Chi-Kin Lee

    Much debate, research and commentary about class sizes in schools is limited because of an exclusive concern with class size and pupil academic attainment, and a neglect of classroom processes, which might help explain class size effects (or lack of them). Very little is known about the central…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Asia-Europe Education Dialogue

  • Promoting Effective Group Work in the Primary Classroom

    A handbook for teachers and practitioners, 2nd Edition

    By Ed Baines, Peter Blatchford, Peter Kutnick

    Promoting Effective Group Work in the Primary Classroom, 2nd ed. is designed to enhance teachers’ and teaching assistants’ confidence in engaging their children in effective group work, allowing for more active participation, more on-task focus and higher levels of achievement. This accessible…

    Paperback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Improving Practice (TLRP)

  • Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

    Guidance for school leaders and teachers, 2nd Edition

    By Rob Webster, Anthony Russell, Peter Blatchford

    Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-13
    Routledge

  • The Child at School

    Interactions with peers and teachers, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Blatchford, Anthony D. Pellegrini, Ed Baines

    What is the nature of children’s social life in school? How do their relationships and interactions with peers, teachers and other school staff influence their development and experience of school? This book, written by leading researchers in educational and developmental psychology, provides…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Reassessing the Impact of Teaching Assistants

    How research challenges practice and policy

    By Peter Blatchford, Anthony Russell, Rob Webster

    Over the last decade, teaching assistants (TAs) have become an established part of everyday classroom life. TAs are often used by schools to help low-attaining pupils and those with special educational needs. Yet despite the huge rise in the number of TAs working in UK classrooms, very little is…

    Paperback – 2011-11-21
    Routledge

  • Social Life in School

    Pupils' experiences of breaktime and recess from 7 to 16

    By Peter Blatchford

    Are breaktimes really just a time of violence and bullying that could be better used for working? Based on a unique and fascinating longitudinal study of a group of pupils from primary to secondary school, the author of this timely new book proposes an alternative view. He believes that breaktime…

    Paperback – 1998-03-31
    Routledge

  • Breaktime and the School

    Understanding and Changing Playground Behaviour

    Edited by Peter Blatchford, Sonia Sharp

    Breaktime in the school is a period when pupils learn social skills they will need in the world outside. But it can also be an occasion for aggression, harassment and bullying. Breaktime and the School gives an accessible account of the latest research into children's play and behaviour. The…

    Paperback – 1994-03-10
    Routledge

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