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: AnnaMary.Good[email protected]– Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Alice Salt: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America
Vilija Stephens: Vi[email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand
Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia
Children’s Voice and Agency in Diverse Settings International Research and Perspectives
School Children as Agents of Change Raising up Critical Thinking and Judgement in the Early Years
International Perspectives on Educating for Democracy in Early Childhood Recognizing Young Children as Citizens
The Yew Chung Approach to Early Childhood Education Centering Emergent Curriculum, Child-Led Inquiry, and Multilingualism
Play Therapy and Expressive Arts in a Complex and Dynamic World Opportunities and Challenges Inside and Outside the Playroom
International Perspectives on Digital Media and Early Literacy The Impact of Digital Devices on Learning, Language Acquisition and Social Interaction
By Mhairi C. Beaton, Anne Burke, Pigga Keskitalo, Tuija Turunen
April 09, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
By Isabella Cassina, Claudio Mochi, Karen Stagnitti
August 19, 2022
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, ...
By Katharina J. Rohlfing, Claudia Müller-Brauers
May 06, 2022
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 ...
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 ...