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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

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

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

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia

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Animals in Early Childhood Education

Animals in Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Diahann Gallard
January 01, 2021

This book is a research-based text about animals in early childhood education for researchers, academics and postgraduate students. It includes philosophical, historical and socio-political ideas about animals in early childhood education. Written from a pragmatic perspective, the author outlines...

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

Forthcoming

Katharina Rohlfing, Claudia Müller-Brauers
October 09, 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

Megan Adams, Gloria Quinones
May 20, 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

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

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

Karen Wickett
August 21, 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

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

Weipeng Yang, Hui Li
March 19, 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

Hazel G. Whitters
December 04, 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

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...

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

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

Hasina Banu 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...

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