Dr. David Whitebread recently retired as Founding Director of the Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) research center at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. He is a developmental psychologist and early childhood education specialist.
Before coming to Cambridge, he taught in early years and primary schools for 12 years and during his first 17 years at Cambridge he worked in early years initial teacher training.
His research has focused on self-regulation in young children, and the roles of play and oral language in its development. He has published widely in academic journals and book chapters, and has edited or written a number of influential reports and books, including:
You can find more of Dr David Whitebread’s books here: Dr David Whitebread books
and his academic publications here: Dr David Whitebread publications
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