Jenny Carey


  • United Kingdom

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Jenny Carey is a core member of the Early Years and Literacy Team at Strathclyde.

She works with Early Years Professionals and Teachers to develop early years and/or literacy pedagogy to support and enhance practice.

Jenny is the Course Director for Masters in Education, Early Years Pedagogue course(EYP), and was successfully awarded Scottish Government funding to support aspects of workforce development in and across the Early Years (

Over the last three years she has worked to evaluate aspects of EYP M.Ed. student’s learning and its links to changes in practice in the early years. She has also led on a range of Early Years graduate knowledge exchange activities.

Jenny leads on a range of undergraduate and masters modules related to  Early Years curriculum and pedagogy and enjoys her role as Early Years Scotland Book Reviewer. 

Her work in literacy has focussed on the development of teacher’s understandings.  She has worked across local authorities to explore ways in which collaborative work, through the Strathclyde Literacy Clinic approach, supports teacher agency and responsiveness and knowledge in literacy learning and teaching (reading and writing). 

Her PhD studies is examining aspects of identity, agency and professional knowledge for preservice and early career literacy teachers. 

Jenny leads on the undergraduate Strathclyde Literacy and Numeracy Clinic as well as undergraduate literacy modules. 

During her time at Strathclyde, she has worked on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including the BACP, BA in Primary Education, PGDE Primary and the M.Ed. Programme. She contributes to Learning & Teaching for GTC registered teachers, Early Years Workforce Development and Literacy Learning and Teaching.

Before joining the University Jenny had experience teaching in both England and Scotland. During her time in management of schools she had responsibility for monitoring literacy development and attainment across the Early Years and Primary alongside a focus for learning and teaching in the early years.


  • Early Years, Literacy, Children's Literature, Early Years Pedagogue, Early Years Reading, Early Years Writing, Strathclyde Literacy Clinic, Identity and agency of literacy teachers


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