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Dr Rose Drury

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer (Early Years)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Education
  • rose.drury

Professional biography

Dr Rose Drury is Senior Lecturer in Early Years at The Open University Faculty of Education and Language Studies, and formerly Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Worcester and Principal Lecturer in Education at the University of Hertfordshire. She has worked for the Minority Ethnic Curriculum Support Service in Hertfordshire and has extensive experience of teaching bilingual children in the early years.

Research interests

Bilingualism and multilingualism in the Early Years is the main focus of Dr Drury's research. Based on her ethnographic study, 'Young Bilingual Learners at home and at school' (Trentham, 2007) examines the experiences of three four year-old bilingual children as they begin school. The book explores new methodologies for researching multilingual voices. Its originality lies in the home school data of young children’s use of first languages and English and its contribution to socio-cultural theory. Dr Drury's subsequent publications provide insights into the learning of children whose home communities are new to English and reveal that literacy and language development is richer and more multidimensional than is often presumed.

Teaching interests

Dr Drury is engaged in teaching on all the Early Years undergraduate courses, a Masters course and the EdD programme at the OU. In addition she undertakes consultancy work with schools and Local Autorities in order to share her own research and experience and to support practitioners' development as learners, researchers and effective professionals.

Publications

Silencing bilingualism: a day in a life of a bilingual practitioner (2014)
Robertson, Leena H.; Drury, Rose and Cable, Carrie
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 17(5) (pp. 610-623)
How silent is the ‘Silent Period’ for young bilinguals in early years settings in England? (2013)
Drury, Rose
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 21(3) (pp. 380-391)
The ‘problem’ of bilingual children in educational settings: policy and research in England (2013)
Safford, Kimberly and Drury, Rose
Language and Education, 27(1) (pp. 70-81)
Building communities: teachers researching literacy lives (2012)
Cremin, Teresa; Mottram, Marilyn; Collins, Fiona; Powell, Sacha and Drury, Rose
Improving Schools, 15(2) (pp. 101-115)
Revealing invisible worlds: Connecting the mainstream with bilingual children's home and community learning (2002-08)
Parke, Tim; Drury, Rose; Kenner, Charmian and Helavaara Robertson, Leena
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2(2) (pp. 195-220)
Language development at home and school: gains and losses in young bilinguals (2001-06)
Parke, Tim and Drury, Rose
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 21(2) (pp. 117-127)
Researching Literacy Lives: Building Communities between Home and School (2015)
Cremin, Teresa; Mottram, Marilyn; Collins, Fiona M.; Powell, Sacha and Drury, Rose
ISBN : 978-1-138-77720-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Young bilingual learners at home and school researching multilingual voices (2007-02)
Drury, Rose
ISBN : 978-1-85856-355-8 | Publisher : Trentham Books | Published : Stoke on Trent
Young bilingual learners: socio-cultural perspective (2010)
Drury, R.
In: Hall, K.; Goswami, U.; Harrison, C.; Ellis, S. and Soler, J. eds. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy (p 2010)
ISBN : 9780415561235 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Young bilingual learners: a socio-cultural perspective (2010)
Drury, R.
In: Hall, K.; Goswami, U.; Harrison, C.; Ellis, S. and Soler, J. eds. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read
ISBN : 9780415561235 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
A day in the life of a bilingual practitioner (2009-10)
Cable, Carrie; Drury, Rose and Helavaara Robertson, Leena
In: Cable, Carrie; Miller, Linda and Goodliff, Gill eds. Working with Children in the Early Years, 2nd edition (pp. 21-32)
ISBN : 978-0-415-49698-8 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Samia and Sadaqat play school: early bilingual literacy at home (2004-02-19)
Drury, Rose
In: Gregory, Eve; Long, Susi and Volk, Dinah eds. Many pathways to literacy: young children learning with siblings, grandparents, peers and communities (pp. 40-51)
ISBN : 415306167 | Publisher : RoutledgeFalmer | Published : London
Who's listening? Who's teaching? Good circumstances for the language development of young bilinguals in early years settings (2002-11-08)
Parke, Tim and Drury, Rose
In: Miller, Linda; Drury, Rose and Campbell, Robin eds. Exploring Early Years Education and Care (pp. 78-89)
ISBN : 9781853468483 | Publisher : David Fulton | Published : UK
Exploring issues in early years education and care (2002)
Miller, Linda; Drury, Rose and Campbell, Robin
In: Miller, Linda; Drury, Rose and Robin, Campbell eds. Exploring Early Years Education and Care (pp. 2-7)
ISBN : 1-85346-848-7 | Publisher : David Fulton | Published : London
Extending Professional Practice in the Early Years (2012)
Miller, Linda; Cable, Carrie and Drury, Rose eds.
ISBN : 9781446207512 | Publisher : Sage
Exploring Early Years Education and Care (2002)
Miller, Linda; Drury, Rose and Campbell, Robin eds.
ISBN : 1-85346-848-7 | Publisher : David Fulton | Published : London

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