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Jenny Carey


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Personal Statement

Jenny Carey is a core member of the Strathclyde Literacy Team and is researching the Literacy Clinic. She is also a core member of the Early Years Team and works with a range of Early Years Professionals.

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.

Her current work has focussed on the development of teacher’s understandings on literacy.  She is working with 113 teachers in one local authority to explore ways in which collaborative work, through the Strathclyde Literacy Clinic approach, supports teacher agency and responsiveness and knowledge.

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, Early Years Pedagogue, Literacy, Strathclyde Literacy Clinic,

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Projects 2012 2013

Research Output 2014 2019

Teacher noticing in language and literacy landscapes of practice

Ellis, S., Rowe, A., Carey, J. & Smith, V., 15 Oct 2019, Developing Habits of Noticing in Literacy and Language Classrooms: Research and practice Across Professional Cultures. Ssimpson, A., Pomerantz, F., Kaufman, D. & Ellis, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 59-78 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Generating data, generating knowledge: professional development in the Strathclyde literacy clinic

Ellis, S., Thomson, J. & Carey, J., 14 Jun 2017, Improving Reading and Reading Engagement in the 21st Century: International Research and Innovations. Ng, C. & Barlett, B. (eds.). Singapore, p. 255-268 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
student teacher
cultural capital

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Membership of committee

Scottish Government: Early Learning & Childcare (External organisation)

Jenny Carey (Member)
14 Apr 2016

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee