Chapter 8. How the Children Fared at Nursery School

  1. Barbara Tizard and
  2. Martin Hughes

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774328.ch8

Young Children Learning

Young Children Learning

How to Cite

Tizard, B. and Hughes, M. (2002) How the Children Fared at Nursery School, in Young Children Learning, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774328.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631236153

Online ISBN: 9780470774328



  • children;
  • nursery school;
  • educational methods;
  • curriculum;
  • discipline


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Two Different Worlds

  • Nursery Teachers' Aims and Curriculum

  • Discipline at Nursery School

  • The Amount of Staff-Child Interaction

  • Keeping the Conversation Going

  • The Teachers' Educational Methods: Asking Questions

  • The Children's Response to the Teachers

  • Cognitive Demands at Home

  • The Teachers' Use of Language for Complex Purposes

  • How the Children Talked to the Staff

  • The Children's Failure to Ask Questions at School

  • Flatness of Children's Communication to Staff

  • The Children's Difficulties in Communicating to Staff

  • Stories at school: an illustration of an educational approach

  • Overview