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Handbook of International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

ISBN 9781138673038
Published March 2, 2018 by Routledge
440 Pages

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Book Description

The Handbook of International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education provides a groundbreaking compilation of research from an interdisciplinary group of distinguished experts in early childhood education (ECE), child development, cultural and cross-cultural research in the psychological sciences, etc. The chapters provide current overviews of ECE in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, the US, and Canada, and convey how ECE is multi-sectorial, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary, undergirded by such disciplines as neuroscience, psychological anthropology, cross-cultural human development, childhood studies, and political science.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: State of the World’s Children, Children’s Rights, Parenting, Health Part 1: Latin America and the Caribbean 2. Early Childhood Education in Caribbean Countries: A Focus on Academics and Obedience 3. Changing conceptions in Brazilian early childhood education curriculum 4. Early Childhood Education in Mexico 5. Conceptualizing professional knowledge toward teaching for social justice in Early Childhood Teacher Education in Colombia, Clara Rubiano, District University of Bogotá, Colombia Part 2: Turkey and the Middle East 6. Early Childhood Education in Turkey, Belma Tuğrul, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Turkey 7.  Early Childhood Education in Saudi Arabia: Concerns, Now and Then 8. Early Childhood Education in Israel: History, Policy, and Practice 9. Early Childhood Education in Oman: Challenges and Solutions Part 3: Asia, Australia, and New Zealand 10. Early Childhood Education and the Indian Child 11. Early Childhood Education in Bhutan 12. Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong 13. Early Childhood Education in China 14. Early Childhood Education in Korea 15. Early Childhood Education in Taiwan 16. Theory and Practice in Japanese early childhood education 17. Early Childhood Education in Malaysia 18. Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa 19. Early Childhood Education in Australia 20. Early Childhood Education in New Guinea (PNG) Part 4: Africa 21. Early Childhood Education Development in Kenya; A Critical Perspective 22. History and Development of Early Childhood Education in Uganda 23. Early Childhood Education in South Africa, Linda Biersteker Part 5: Europe, US, Canada 24. Early Childhood Education in Estonia 25. Early Childhood Education in Sweden 26. Early Childhood Education in Great Britain 27. Early Childhood Education in Italy 28. Early Childhood Intervention Programs in US 29. Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada Part 6: Policy Issues 30. Conceptualization ECE for a Global Community: New Directions in Policy Initiatives

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Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Pearl S. Falk Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University, USA and Professor of Developmental Psychology, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Suriname

James E. Johnson is Professor of Early Childhood Education, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Suzanne Flannery Quinn is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Froebel College, University of Roehampton, London, UK.

Michael M. Patte is Professor of Education, College of Education, Bloomsburg University, USA.