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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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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 ...

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
September 10, 2021

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 ...

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 ...

International Perspectives on Digital Media and Early Literacy The Impact of Digital Devices on Learning, Language Acquisition and Social Interaction

International Perspectives on Digital Media and Early Literacy: The Impact of Digital Devices on Learning, Language Acquisition and Social Interaction

1st Edition

Edited By Katharina J. Rohlfing, Claudia Müller-Brauers
October 20, 2020

International Perspectives on Digital Media and Early Literacy evaluates the use and impact of digital devices for social interaction, language acquisition, and early literacy. It explores the role of interactive mediation as a tool for using digital media and provides empirical examples of best ...

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 ...

Fröbel’s Pedagogy of Kindergarten and Play Modifications in Germany and the United States

Fröbel’s Pedagogy of Kindergarten and Play: Modifications in Germany and the United States

1st Edition

By Helge Wasmuth
February 12, 2020

This text provides a comprehensive analysis of historical archives, letters, and primary sources to offer unique insight into how Fröbel’s pedagogy of kindergarten and play has been understood, interpreted, and modified throughout history and in particular, as a consequence of it’s adoption in the ...

Multiliteracies and Early Years Innovation Perspectives from Finland and Beyond

Multiliteracies and Early Years Innovation: Perspectives from Finland and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Kristiina Kumpulainen, Julian Sefton-Green
September 12, 2019

Multiliteracies and Early Years Innovation: Perspectives from Finland and Beyond brings together internationally renowned scholars to investigate and reflect upon the significance of introducing multiliteracies in the education of children (0–8 years old) and the challenge of enhancing professional...

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 ...

Challenging the School Readiness Agenda in Early Childhood Education

Challenging the School Readiness Agenda in Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

By Miriam B. Tager
June 07, 2019

Challenging the normative paradigm that school readiness is a positive and necessary objective for all young children, this book asserts that the concept is a deficit-based practice that fosters the continuation of discriminatory classifications. Tager draws on findings of a qualitative study to ...

Early Childhood Curriculum in Chinese Societies Policies, Practices, and Prospects

Early Childhood Curriculum in Chinese Societies: Policies, Practices, and Prospects

1st Edition

By Weipeng Yang, Hui Li
March 18, 2019

Although Chinese societies have generally become striking as the classic over-achievers in international measures of academic performance, there has been no specialised publication exploring early childhood curriculum in Chinese contexts. Through this book, readers will learn more about how the ...

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,...

Narratives in Early Childhood Education Communication, Sense Making and Lived Experience

Narratives in Early Childhood Education: Communication, Sense Making and Lived Experience

1st Edition

Edited By Susanne Garvis, Niklas Pramling
September 27, 2018

Over the past few decades, a growing body of literature has developed which examines children’s perspectives of their own lives, viewing them as social actors and experts in their understanding of the world. Focusing specifically on narratives, this unique and timely book provides an analysis of ...

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