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4th Edition

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Edited By

Olivia N. Saracho

ISBN 9781138336841
Published November 14, 2019 by Routledge
410 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This outstanding resource provides a comprehensive research overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make knowledgeable judgments about these issues.

Now in its fourth edition, this handbook features all new sections on social emotional learning, non-cognitive assessment, child development, early childhood education, content areas, teacher preparation, technology, multimedia, and English language learners. With thorough updates to chapters and references, this new edition remains the cutting-edge resource for making the field’s extensive knowledge base readily available and accessible to researchers and educators.

It is a valuable resource for all of those who work and study in the field of early childhood education including researchers, educators, policy makers, librarians, and school administrators. This volume addresses critical, up-to-date research on several disciplines such as child development, early childhood education, psychology, curriculum, teacher preparation, policy, evaluation strategies, technology, and multimedia exposure.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

About the Editor

Editorial Advisory Board



Introduction: A Contemporary Researcher’s vade mecum (Redux) Sequentia 1

Olivia N. Saracho

Part I. Early Childhood Education and Child Development

1 Cognitive Development and the Education of Young Children

Enrique B. Arranz-Freijo, Joana Acha, and Florencia B. Barreto-Zarza

2 Peer Relationships and Social Competence in Early Childhood

Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd and Gary W. Ladd

3 The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education

Susanne A. Denham and Kristi H. Liverette

4 Promoting Motor Development and Early Years Physical Literacy in Young Children

Jacqueline D. Goodway, Ruri Famelia, Ali Brian, John C. Ozmun, and David L. Gallahue

Part II. Early Childhood Educational Curriculum and Instruction

5 Print and Digital Picture Books in the Service of Young Children’s Mathematics Learning

Herbert P. Ginsburg, Colleen Uscianowski, Cristina Carrazza, and Susan C. Levine

6 Expanding the Focus of Early Years Mathematics Education: Statistics and Probability

Aisling M. Leavy and Mairéad Hourigan

7 Early Literacy: A Multimodal Process

Susan E. Hill

8 Educating for Democratic Citizenship in Early Childhood

Stacy DeZutter

9 Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education: Continuing Reconsideration

Christine Marmé Thompson and Christopher M. Schulte

10 Musical Experiences and Learning in Early Childhood

Susan Young

11 Play in Early Childhood Education

James E. Johnson, Serap

12 The Landscape of Outdoor Play

John A. Sutterby

13 Technology in Early Childhood Education

Julie Sarama and Douglas H. Clements

14 Media Exposure in Early Childhood and Infancy: Examining Traditional Media (TV)

and Mobile Digital Technologies

Domenica De Pasquale, Karin Archer, and Eileen Wood

Part III. Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy

15 Low-Income and Young Children

Tiana Moore, Rebecca M. Ryan, Rebecca C. Fauth, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

16 The Education of Young Emergent Bilingual Children: An Update and Call for Action

David B. Yaden, Jr., Mileidis Gort, Camille C. Martinez, and Robert Rueda

17 Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education

Ann-Marie Wiese, Delis Cuéllar, and Eugene E. García

18 Early Childhood Multicultural Education

Esther Elena López-Mulnix

19 Quality Inclusive Practices for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Providing Access, Opportunities

for Participation, and Supports

Bernadette M. Laumann, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, and Wu-Ying Hsieh

20 Family Context in Early Childhood Education

Barbara H. Fiese and Meghan Fisher

21 The Preparation of Early Childhood Educators: A Complex Landscape

Mary Harrill, Madelyn Gardner, Shyrelle Eubanks, Douglas Imig, and David Imig

22 Promising Approaches to Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

Douglas R. Powell and Karen E. Diamond

23 Assessing Teacher・Child Relationships: A Cultural Context Perspective

Athanasios Gregoriadis, Vasilis Grammatikopoulos, Nikolaos Tsigilis, and Evridiki Zachopoulou

24 New Information on Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Education Programs

Dale C. Farran and Kimberly T. Nesbitt

25 Rethinking Quality in Early Education: Practices that Advance Children’s Cultural Strengths

Bruce Fuller, Margaret Bridges, and Claudia Galindo

26 Early Childhood Education Programs in the Public Schools

W. Steven Barnett and Allison H. Friedman-Krauss

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Olivia N. Saracho is Professor at the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership of the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. She has published extensively in the field of early childhood education.