Observing and assessing children

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By actively reading this chapter and engaging with the material, you will be able to:
•distinguish who observes children
•explain why and how observation and assessment underpin early childhood provision
•choose and justify how to observe, report and store observation and assessment data from young children
•know how to respond to young children’s voices as part of observation and assessment processes in an ethical way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Childhood Studies
Subtitle of host publicationA student’s guide
EditorsDamien Fitzgerald, Heloise Maconochie
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781473997950, 9781473997943
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018

Bibliographical note

Jane Murray is Associate Professor and Co-Director at the Centre for Education and Research, University of Northampton, UK. She has published extensively on early childhood education and social inclusion, and is Editor of the International Journal of Early Years Education.


  • Early childhood
  • Early childhood studies
  • child observation
  • assessment


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