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International contributors offer examples and case studies fromaround the world in this overview of the history, current status, and future of early childhood research. Coverage encompassestheories, research methodologies, data interpretation, applications, and emerging areas of research. The book begins with overviewchapters on what early childhood research can reveal about parenting and the home environment, young children in their local communities,and group-based early childhood education. Later chapters describe research approaches including conversation analytic, narrativeinquiry, interpretivist, and econometrics research. Applications of research are examined in areas such as helping dual languagelearners, early leaning in the digital age, early childhood education in Latin America and the Caribbean, and cognitive research in developing countries.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Recent decades have seen an upsurge of research with and about young children, their families and communities. The Handbook of Early Childhood Research will provide a landmark overview of the field of early childhood research and will set an agenda for early childhood research into the future. It includes 31 chapters provided by internationally recognized experts in early childhood research. The team of international contributors apply their expertise to conceptual and methodological issues in research and to relevant fields of practice and policy. The Handbook recognizes the main contexts of early childhood research: home and family contexts; out-of-home contexts such as services for young children and their families; and broader societal contexts of that evoke risk for young children.
The Handbook includes sections on:
- the field of early childhood research and its key contributions
- new theories and theoretical approaches in early childhood research
- collecting and analysing data
- applications of early childhood research
This Handbook will become the valuable reference text for students, practitioners and researchers from across the social sciences and beyond who are engaged in research with young children.