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Centre for Teacher and Early Years Education

Working in partnership to improve quality in early years teacher education in China. An opportunity to transform education for 170 million children and their families.

Interim Director: Professor Gemma Moss

Our purpose is to bring together academics, teacher educators and practitioners from the IOE and across China, in order to generate effective and sustainable change in Chinese early years practice.

The centre's focus

  • Genuine partnership: a collaboration between academics and teacher educators and practitioners
  • Research-informed change and development
  • Sustainability and scalability by developing local systems, structures, programmes and practice as well as by aggregating findings and insights gained over time
  • Innovation and change that is focused on pedagogy of practice-based learning
  • Capacity building

About us

Team

Our activities

Research

Research areas

  • Teacher education and leadership for the early years in China
  • Quality in early years education
  • The role of the family in early years education
  • Early literacy development
Publications

Blog posts

Research seminars

CTEY hosted two virtual research receptions in early 2021 for UCL and external audiences. We introduced our centre, current projects, and opportunities of collaborating with us:

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Interested in joining as a research participant?

Our centre often undertakes research requiring perspectives from early years settings (practitioners, children, parents or managers). 

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