Professor Bette Chambers Director, Institute for Effective Education, University of York

stitute for Effective Education. Her current work focuses on evaluating replicable programmes that use co-operative learning and technology-embedded instruction, particularly in early childhood education and early literacy. She actively promotes the use of evidence-based programmes and practices in education.

Professor Chambers received her BA in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 1982, and her PhD in Educational Psychology in 1990 from McGill University. From 1987 to 1998, she taught and researched early childhood education at Concordia and from 1998 to 2007 she worked at the Success for All Foundation and the Centre for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles, books, and practical guides for teachers, including Let’s Cooperate: Interactive Activities for Young Children and Classroom Connections: Understanding and Using Cooperative Learning.

Professor Chambers has been the recipient of the Bothwell-Smith award for outstanding contribution to the field of early childhood education, and the Palmer O. Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2007.

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    Professor Bette Chambers Director, Institute for Effective Education, University of York