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Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education


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This series provides a platform for researchers to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Early Childhood Education.

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An Empirical Approach to Preparing Children for Starting School: Exploring the Relationships between Parents, Practitioners and Teachers

An Empirical Approach to Preparing Children for Starting School: Exploring the Relationships between Parents, Practitioners and Teachers

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Karen Wickett
July 17, 2019

This book presents an exploration of the beliefs held by parents, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) practitioners and teachers and their relationships during children’s transition to school. This exploration was prompted by the author’s observations that the relationships between ECEC...

Early Childhood Curriculum in Chinese Societies: Policies, Practices, and Prospects

Early Childhood Curriculum in Chinese Societies: Policies, Practices, and Prospects

1st Edition

Weipeng Yang, Hui Li
March 19, 2019

Although Chinese societies have generally become striking as the classic over-achievers in international measures of academic performance, there has been no specialised publication exploring early childhood curriculum in Chinese contexts. Through this book, readers will learn more about how the...

Attainment and Executive Functioning in the Early Years: Research for Inclusive Practice and Lifelong Learning

Attainment and Executive Functioning in the Early Years: Research for Inclusive Practice and Lifelong Learning

1st Edition

Hazel G. Whitters
December 04, 2018

Attainment and Executive Functioning in the Early Years combines knowledge and understanding from research with operational skills from practice in the early years. It presents the development of a sense of self which occurs between birth and five years, the effect of adverse childhood experiences,...

Narratives in Early Childhood Education: Communication, Sense Making and Lived Experience

Narratives in Early Childhood Education: Communication, Sense Making and Lived Experience

1st Edition

Susanne Garvis, Niklas Pramling
September 27, 2018

Over the past few decades, a growing body of literature has developed which examines children’s perspectives of their own lives, viewing them as social actors and experts in their understanding of the world. Focusing specifically on narratives, this unique and timely book provides an analysis of...

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care: Perspectives from Australia

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care: Perspectives from Australia

1st Edition

Susanne Garvis, Matthew Manning
July 04, 2018

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care explores early childhood education and care in Australia from a variety of perspectives, highlighting the complexity of working within the field and the need for a truly interdisciplinary approach. It argues that only a holistic...

Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children: Rationales and practices in South Africa

Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children: Rationales and practices in South Africa

1st Edition

Hasina Banu Ebrahim
June 01, 2018

Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children foregrounds the marginalised perspective of Muslim children aged three to five and examines how they are cared for and educated in centre-based provision in two provinces in post-apartheid South Africa. Both theological and social science perspectives...

Facebook Mentoring and Early Childhood Teachers: The Controversy in Virtual Professional Identity

Facebook Mentoring and Early Childhood Teachers: The Controversy in Virtual Professional Identity

1st Edition

Sharryn Clarke
April 06, 2018

This volume explores concepts of mentoring, leadership and issues faced by early childhood teachers. Foregrounded against inadequate leadership and mentoring training in this sector, this book looks at how mentoring is exercised through Facebook. Mentoring through Facebook provokes a strong sense...

Dance-Play and Drawing-Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children’s Learning

Dance-Play and Drawing-Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children’s Learning

1st Edition

Jan Deans, Susan Wright
February 16, 2018

Investigating children’s learning through dance and drawing-telling, Dance-Play and Drawing-Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children’s Learning provides a unique insight into how these activities can help children to critically reflect on their own learning. Promoting the concept of dance and...

Early Childhood Education Management: Insights into business practice and leadership

Early Childhood Education Management: Insights into business practice and leadership

1st Edition

Mary Moloney, Jan Pettersen
January 22, 2018

The Early Childhood Education sector around the world is constantly changing, whether because of the unprecedented demand for ECE services globally, accelerated social change, or the introduction of pedagogical and regulatory practices. Based upon empirical inquiry, Early Childhood Education...

Teaching for Active Citizenship: Moral values and personal epistemology in early years classrooms

Teaching for Active Citizenship: Moral values and personal epistemology in early years classrooms

1st Edition

Joanne Lunn Brownlee, Eva Johansson, Susan Walker, Laura Scholes
January 03, 2018

There is strong social and political interest in active citizenship and values in education internationally. Active citizenship requires children to experience and internalize moral values for human rights, developing their own opinions and moral responsibility. While investment in young children...

Challenging the School Readiness Agenda in Early Childhood Education

Challenging the School Readiness Agenda in Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

Miriam B. Tager
March 24, 2017

Challenging the normative paradigm that school readiness is a positive and necessary objective for all young children, this book asserts that the concept is a deficit-based practice that fosters the continuation of discriminatory classifications. Tager draws on findings of a qualitative study to...

iPads in the Early Years: Developing literacy and creativity

iPads in the Early Years: Developing literacy and creativity

1st Edition

Michael Dezuanni, Karen Dooley, Sandra Gattenhof, Linda Knight
August 16, 2016

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational...

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