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
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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,...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
By Sharryn Clarke
April 10, 2018
This volume explores concepts of mentoring, leadership and issues faced by early childhood teachers. Foregrounded against inadequate leadership and mentoring training in this sector, this book looks at how mentoring is exercised through Facebook. Mentoring through Facebook provokes a strong sense ...
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 ...