This series focuses on issues, challenges and empirical best practices surrounding evolving families that impact upon their survival, development and outcomes. The aim of this series is twofold: (1) to showcase the diversity of evolving families and the multiple factors that make up the function of families and their evolution across time, systems and cultures; (2) to build on preventative, interventionist, engagement and recovery methods for the promotion of healthy and successful evolving families across generations, social and political contexts and cultures.
Each book in this series will present a coherent view of at least one theme of the evolving families with the intention to articulate meaningful empirical research that informs best practice in sustaining evolving families and their future. Possible themes can be around (but not limited to) cultural and racial backgrounds, disabilities, social and economic disadvantage, stress, inter-generational mobility, grief, transitions, internal and external conflicts, and policies affecting families. The books will also derive its contents from dialogues between researchers and practitioners and inspire further intellectual debate amongst its readers. All books in the series will address relevant research and practice from around the world, and whilst the books will be allowed to have their own unique feature, each will provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the evolving families of this millennia.
Creating Family–School Partnerships From ‘Talking To’ Towards ‘Learning With’
The Integration of Internet of Toys in Early Childhood Education Research from Australia, England, and Norway
Policification of Early Childhood Education and Care Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol III
Teachers' and Families' Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. II
By Sandra Webster
December 20, 2023
Introducing a new model of family-school partnership, entitled ‘Pathways to Partnership’, Sandra presents a template to teachers and school leaders for developing authentic, genuine family- school partnerships that reflect contemporary global thinking and practice. She offers a new perspective on ...
By Jan Gube, Fang Gao, Miron Bhowmik
September 25, 2023
This edited book highlights the identities and practices of ethnically diverse families and schools in contexts where multicultural policies are not always a priority. In an era of globalization and ensuing population mobility, it places a focus on Asia-Pacific, a continent with diverse customs, ...
By Sarika Kewalramani, Ioanna Palaiologou, Maria Dardanou
March 31, 2023
This book offers a fresh look at recent developments in policy, curricula and pedagogical discourse around children’s play with Internet of Toys (IoToys). By expanding the notion of digital and smart play perspectives in early childhood education, the authors critique and develop the broader ...
By Susanne Garvis, Sivanes Phillipson, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, Alicja Renata Sadownik
December 24, 2021
Exploring the importance of parental engagement in early childhood education, this book delves into research and practices in 25 countries to bring students, researchers, teachers and policy-makers insights into working families around the world. The incorporation and consideration of parental ...
By Joanna Grace Phillips, Sivanes Phillipson, Gaye Tyler-Merrick
August 31, 2021
Growing Children’s Social and Emotional Skills examines how parent–educator partnerships can be achieved to enhance the development of children’s social and emotional skills. The book presents the TOGETHER programme, a training programme that emphasises the importance of the relationship between ...
By Susanne Garvis, Sivanes Phillipson
November 01, 2019
The third volume in the Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries focuses on research highlights and policy aspects of early childhood education and care from 22 different countries around the world. This volume provides a ...
By Sivanes Phillipson, Susanne Garvis
February 11, 2019
The second volume in this Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries focuses on teacher and family perspectives of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The aim of this volume is to ...
By Susanne Garvis, Sivanes Phillipson, Heidi Harju-Luukkainen
January 24, 2018
The first volume in this Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries provides a snapshot of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The intention is to provide a description for ...
By Susanne Garvis, Elin Eriksen Ødegaard
July 26, 2017
This book brings together key authors from the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland) to discuss theoretical and empirical research on families and children. Sharing the Nordic perspective from each of the five countries, the book highlights key ideas within and across the ...
By Hanan Sukkar, Carl Dunst, Jane Kirkby
December 28, 2016
Early childhood is considered a critical but often vulnerable period in a child’s development where early identification and intervention can be crucial for improving children’s developmental outcomes. Systems and family-centred perspectives are vital to support families and build their capacities ...