Academic Publications

Book chapters

Griffiths, R. (2013) The Letterbox Club: educational possibilities in a parcel, in S. Jackson (ed), The Education of Young People in Care: Ideas from research and practice, 74-91. London: BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering).

Griffiths, R. (2010) Mathematics and Play, in J. Moyles (Ed), The Excellence of Play; 3rd edition, Buckingham, Open University Press, pp 169-185.

Griffiths, R. (2008)  The Family Counts, in I. Thompson (Ed) Teaching and Learning Early Number: Second Edition, Open University Press.

Griffiths, R. (2007) Coping with Bereavement, in J. Moyles (Ed), Early Years Foundations: meeting the challenge, Maidenhead, Open University Press, pp105-120.

Articles

Griffiths, R. (2014) Mathematics at home and at school for looked-after children: the example of Ronan, aged eight. In S. Pope (ed) Proceedings of the 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME) 2014, 159-166.

Griffiths, R. (2013) The Letterbox Club: educational possibilities in a parcel, in S. Jackson (ed), The Education of Young People in Care: Ideas from research and practice, 74-91. London: BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering).

Griffiths, R. (2013) Working with children in public care who have difficulties in mathematics. Keynote lecture, in Proceedings of SEMT 09 (International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching), 21-32. Prague: Charles University.

Griffiths, R. (2012) The Letterbox Club: an account of a postal club to raise the achievement of children aged 7 to 13 in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 34 (6), 1101-1106.

Dymoke, S. and Griffiths, R. (2010) The Letterbox Club: the impact on looked-after children and their carers of a national project aimed at raising achievements in literacy for children aged 7 to 11 in foster care. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 10 (1), pp 52 – 60.

Griffiths, Comber and Dymoke (2010) The Letterbox Club, 2007 to 2009: final evaluation report. 18pp. London, Booktrust.

Griffiths, R., Comber, C. and Lewis, G. (2010) The Letterbox Club in Northern Ireland: evaluation report of the pilot in 2009. 20pp. Belfast, The Fostering Network NI. (Report at end of funded project, for Fostering Network NI and the Stormont government).

Griffiths, R., Comber, C. and Lewis, G. (2010) The Letterbox Club in Wales: evaluation report of the pilot in 2009. 23pp. London, Booktrust. (Report at end of funded project, for Booktrust, Basic Skills Cymru and the Welsh Assembly).

Griffiths, R. (2009) Additional Help (in mathematics). Nasen Special, July 2009.

Griffiths, R. (2009) Evaluating the Letterbox Club: developing assessment items to examine the progress in number of children aged 7 to 11 in public care. Proceedings of SEMT 09 (International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching). Prague: Charles University.

Griffiths, R. (2007) Young Children Counting at Home. Mathematics Teaching 203, July 2007, Derby, Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

Griffiths, R. (2007) The Letterbox Club: the pilot stage of a project aiming to raise achievement in number for children aged 7 to 11 who are in foster care.  Proceedings of SEMT 07, (International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching) Prague: Charles University

Griffiths, R. (2006) Young children counting at home, Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, Volume 26 Number 3, London, BSRLM

Griffiths, R. (2006) Not too young to grieve: developing training materials on bereavement for professionals working with young children. Proceedings of BERA (British Educational Research Association), Warwick 2006

Griffiths, R. (2005) The Letterbox Club: help with numeracy and literacy for children aged 7 to 11 in public care, Proceedings of BERA (British Educational Research Association), Glamorgan 2005

Griffiths, R. (2001 and 2003) Money and shops, role play and real life. Mathematics Teaching 174, March 2001; reprinted in Young Children Learning Mathematics, (2003), both Derby, Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
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