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Childcare and Teacher Training Research

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Books Relevant to Your Course

Books in Barnsley College libraries are shelved in a carefully selected order which aims to place books on similar subjects together using Dewey Decimal Classification:


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Here is a list of where to start looking for the books on the library shelf for childcare and education. To find whether a book is available in one of the Barnsley College libraries or look for other subject areas on the shelves use Discovery, or Heritage our library catalogue.

150 Psychology
155.4 Child development
300.72 Research methods
301 Sociology
302 Social psychology
305.23 Children in society
305.231 Children’s social development
306.85 Families
361 Social care and health
361.61 Social policy
362.7 Services for children and families
372.76 Child protection and safeguarding
370.1523 Theories of how we learn
371.1024 Classroom behaviour
371.14124 Teaching assistants
371.9 Special educational needs and inclusion
372- Early years and infant learning and teaching
372.6 Literacy
378.170281 Study skills
401.93 Language development
613 Health promotion
616.89 Abnormal psychology
618.928 Children and mental disorders
658.4092 Management and leadership
741.642092 Childrens books
808.066 Academic writing

Here is a list of where to start looking for the books on the library shelf for teaching.

306.43 Sociology of education
370 Education
370.1523 How we learn
370.711 Training to teach
370.72 Research methods for education
371- Schools
371.1 Reflective practice in teaching
371.102 Teaching (general)
371.1024 Managing the classroom
371.334 Teaching with IT
371.9 Special needs education
374- Adult and lifelong learning
374.1102 Teaching in lifelong learning
375 Curriculum studies
378 Higher education
378.170281 Study skills
808.066 Academic writing

E-Resources Relevant to Your Course

Barnsley College has lots of databases, e-books and e-journals to help with your studies. To log on you will need your College username and password. Some resources may ask you to choose Barnsley College from an A-Z list of institutions.

These databases contain a wide range of academic sources. If you are not finding the information you want, learn more about searching online. Help pages will also be available within each database, or ask a librarian helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk.

Discovery – is a one stop search engine for Barnsley College books, ebooks and many online journal collections.

Or you can search these e-resources and websites individually:

Annual Reviews is dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.

BBC News Family & Education

Brown’s E-Books is a collection of academic textbooks from Barnsley College reading lists, available online.

Cambridge Companions ebooks on literature, music, philosophy and the humanities.

Coram Family and Childcare  focusing on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term

Department for Education offers a wide range of online information including Early Years, National curriculum and SEND

DERA (Digital Education Resource Archive) archive of documents maintained by the Institute of Education in the areas of education, training, children and families

Directory of Open Access Journals provides access to over 18,000 high quality, peer reviewed multidisciplinary ejournals offering freely available academic articles.

Early Education the British Association for Early Childhood Education

Ebook Central Ebooks covering a range of subjects including business, childcare, education, fine arts, health, IT, social work, sport and tourism.

Education in England: the history of our schools full text of reports on education in England and Wales since 1860 are here along with Acts of Parliament, and other government and HMI publications.

ERIC US Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) includes references to information on a broad range of education issues.

ESRC Economic and Social Research Council

FE News Further Education News

Foundation Years  website for professionals in Early Years and Care maintained by Action for Children

The Guardian Education news

Issues Online Up-to-date articles, statistics, videos, e-books and links, from a variety of different sources: newspapers, charity groups, Government reports, blogs, magazines.

JSTOR a collection of academic journals, primary sources and books.

National Children’s Bureau resources from the National Children’s Bureau

Ofsted reports on child care and education, including an annual report with key statistics

Psychology and Behavioural Science Collection provides extensive coverage of full-text articles from magazines and ejournals for psychology and behavioral sciences.

SAGE Journals a collection of academic journals in the social sciences including education, health, media, sociology and much more.

Social Care Online database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work provided by SCIE (Social Care Institute of Excellence).

TACTYC Association for Professional Development in Early Years

Taylor and Francis Online articles covering the Social Sciences and Humanities eg music, media, education, health and social policy, sociology from ejournals.

TES Times Educational Supplement

THES Times Higher Education, academic and university news.

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