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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:

AnnaMary Goodall: [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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An Emergent Curriculum for the Early Years in Malta Stories of Professional and Pedagogical Transformation

An Emergent Curriculum for the Early Years in Malta: Stories of Professional and Pedagogical Transformation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Charmaine Bonello, Anna Baldacchino, Carmen Dalli
November 25, 2024

This book charts the firsthand experiences and challenges faced by Maltese early childhood educators in the implementation of a novel approach to the curriculum: the replacement of a prescriptive curricula with one co-constructed by the educator and the child. Chapters provide seven contextualised,...

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
August 26, 2024

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...

Nature, Spirituality, and Early Childhood Education Fostering Children’s Awareness and Responsibility through Outdoor Learning

Nature, Spirituality, and Early Childhood Education: Fostering Children’s Awareness and Responsibility through Outdoor Learning

1st Edition

By Ruth Wills
July 17, 2024

This novel volume delves into a specific and crucial aspect of early years pedagogy – the intersection between early childhood education and spirituality, offering tips on nurturing spirituality and a sense of connectedness with nature through outdoor learning. With experience both as a scholar and...

School Children and the Challenge of Managing AI Technologies Fostering a Critical Relationship through Aesthetic Experiences

School Children and the Challenge of Managing AI Technologies: Fostering a Critical Relationship through Aesthetic Experiences

1st Edition

Edited By Emanuela Guarcello, Abele Longo
June 14, 2024

This edited volume recognises the need to cultivate a critical and acute understanding of AI technologies amongst primary and elementary school children, enabling them to meet the challenge of a human- and ethically oriented management of AI technologies. Focusing on school settings from both the ...

Play Therapy and Expressive Arts in a Complex and Dynamic World Opportunities and Challenges Inside and Outside the Playroom

Play Therapy and Expressive Arts in a Complex and Dynamic World: Opportunities and Challenges Inside and Outside the Playroom

1st Edition

Edited By Isabella Cassina, Claudio Mochi, Karen Stagnitti
May 27, 2024

This book offers cutting-edge expertise and knowledge in new and developing play therapy, therapeutic play, and expressive arts for families and children in crisis and challenging situations. The book focuses on the use of play therapies in complex and dynamic situations such as pandemics, ...

Children’s Voice and Agency in Diverse Settings International Research and Perspectives

Children’s Voice and Agency in Diverse Settings: International Research and Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Mhairi C. Beaton, Anne Burke, Pigga Keskitalo, Tuija Turunen
April 16, 2024

This book outlines the key findings from the ADVOST project and other international projects that examine how educational practitioners have utilised theoretical notions of voice and agency to enhance the social inclusion and wellbeing of children within their settings. Bringing together findings ...

Decisions and Dilemmas of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education

Decisions and Dilemmas of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

Edited By Anne Keary, Janet Scull, Susanne Garvis, Lucas Walsh
January 29, 2024

This book examines the methodological decisions made by researchers working in early childhood contexts. Viewed from a researcher’s perspective, each chapter explores the journey of the researcher, capturing their decision-making processes in early childhood research. Through themes such as the ...

School Children as Agents of Change Raising up Critical Thinking and Judgement in the Early Years

School Children as Agents of Change: Raising up Critical Thinking and Judgement in the Early Years

1st Edition

Edited By Emanuela Guarcello, Abele Longo
September 01, 2023

This edited volume promotes the capacity for critical thinking and judgement in primary school-aged children in the face of the challenges that schools encounter in today’s society. Foregrounding critical thinking and judgement as essential capacities for children to develop, each chapter offers a ...

Early Childhood Education in Germany Exploring Historical Developments and Theoretical Issues

Early Childhood Education in Germany: Exploring Historical Developments and Theoretical Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Bianca Bloch, Melanie Kuhn, Marc Schulz, Wilfried Smidt, Ursula Stenger
May 31, 2023

This book draws on the perspectives of leading German scholars to provide a systematic overview of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Germany, furthering international understanding of the complexities involved in ECEC topics in Germany. The book provides a unique insight into parts of ...

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
May 31, 2023

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
May 31, 2023

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 ...

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

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 ...

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