Provision of education for children under five has recently become a political concern. At the same time, this relatively small field has been attracting increased research attention, with many early years practitioners seeking routes to initial and higher degrees. This book offers essential guidance for researchers and newcomers to the field, outlining opportunities in research as well as useful, sensitive and appropriate methods for researching childhood education.
'I found the book an interesting and challenging collection of discussions on issues at the heart of early childhood educational research ... it would act as an excellent source of ideas and methods for those comfortable with the 'basics'. Even experienced researchers have a lot to learn from this book.' - British Journal of Educational Studies
'This text provides a valuable introduction to research concerning children in their early years. I shall certainly recommend it to users or producers of research involving young children.' - Educational Review