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Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education


About the Series

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

 

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Alice Salt: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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International Perspectives on Educating for Democracy in Early Childhood Recognizing Young Children as Citizens

International Perspectives on Educating for Democracy in Early Childhood: Recognizing Young Children as Citizens

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Stacy Lee DeZutter
May 08, 2023

This book brings together established and emerging scholars from around the globe to highlight new directions for research on young children as active, engaged citizens of classrooms.  Divided into three sections, the volume draws on innovative methods to explore diverse conceptualizations of ...

The Glocalization of Early Childhood Curriculum Global Childhoods, Local Curricula

The Glocalization of Early Childhood Curriculum: Global Childhoods, Local Curricula

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Philip Hui Li, Jennifer J. Chen
February 03, 2023

With empirical evidence and theoretical critique, this book unveils the myths and debates (e.g., child-centeredness versus teacher-directedness) about early childhood curricula, revealing their unique social, cultural, and historical roots. Analyzing globally advocated early childhood curricula and...

The Yew Chung Approach to Early Childhood Education Centering Emergent Curriculum, Child-Led Inquiry, and Multilingualism

The Yew Chung Approach to Early Childhood Education: Centering Emergent Curriculum, Child-Led Inquiry, and Multilingualism

1st Edition

By Stephanie C. Sanders-Smith, Sylvia Ya-Hsuan Yang, Kutasha Bryan-Silva
December 30, 2022

This volume details the Yew Chung Approach and the Twelve Values that exemplify the approach as a unique contribution to the field of early childhood education. The Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF) in Hong Kong is a nonprofit organization and a high-quality early childhood program that ...

Early Childhood Teachers‘ Professional Competence in Mathematics

Early Childhood Teachers‘ Professional Competence in Mathematics

1st Edition

Edited By Simone Dunekacke, Aljoscha Jegodtka, Thomas Koinzer, Katja Eilerts, Lars Jenßen
September 30, 2021

This edited volume presents cutting-edge research on the professional competence of early childhood mathematics teachers. It considers professional knowledge, motivational-affective dispositions, skills and performance in early childhood mathematics and outlines future fields of research in this ...

Local Literacies in Early Childhood Inequalities in Place, Policy and Pedagogy

Local Literacies in Early Childhood: Inequalities in Place, Policy and Pedagogy

1st Edition

By Helen Victoria Smith
September 06, 2021

This book contributes to current debates about the importance of early literacy and the different ways that literacy resources offer support to parents with young children. It sheds light on the impact of policy discourse and austerity measures on community resources designed to support children’s ...

Collaborative Pathways to Friendship in Early Childhood A Cultural-historical Perspective

Collaborative Pathways to Friendship in Early Childhood: A Cultural-historical Perspective

1st Edition

By Megan Adams, Gloria Quinones
May 18, 2020

Early childhood is a time of wonder, excitement, adventure and learning. A time to experience social relations and friendships, and all of the emotions involved. The joy, and the excitement – of creating a common world with friends. A world of ‘what if’ and ‘as if’ moments that are accepted and ...

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

By Karen Wickett
August 20, 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 ...

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

By Hazel G. Whitters
December 11, 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,...

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

By 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

By Hasina 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 ...

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

By Jan Deans, Susan Wright
February 20, 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 ...

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

By 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 ...

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