Written in association with the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA), titles in this series will reflect the latest developments and most current research and practice in early childhood education on a global level. Feeding into and supporting the further development of the discipline as an exciting and urgent field of research and high academic endeavour, the series carries a particular focus on knowledge and reflection, which has huge relevance and topicality for those at the front line of decision making and professional practice.
Rather than following a linear approach of research to practice, this series offers a unique fusion of research, theoretical, conceptual and philosophical perspectives, values and ethics, and professional practice, which has been termed ‘Ethical Praxis’.
By Zoi Nikiforidou, Babs Anderson, Wilma Robles-Melendez
April 26, 2024
Resilience and Wellbeing in Young Children, Their Families and Communities unpicks the theme of resilience and wellbeing through diverse contexts, circumstances, populations and life stories in order to explore its complexity globally.Current societal events have brought forward a need for ...
By Weipeng Yang, Sarika Kewalramani, Jyoti Senthil
December 05, 2023
This book provides a fresh perspective on recent debates around integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education in early childhood. The book offers inspiration and practical advice for educators and researchers. It suggests concrete ways to engage young ...
By Joanne Lehrer, Fay Hadley, Katrien Van Laere, Elizabeth Rouse
July 13, 2022
Relationships with Families in Early Childhood Education and Care radically challenges the role assigned to parents in neoliberal discussions of early childhood education and care, and presents new ways of thinking about relationships with families. With contributions from international early ...
By Eleni Loizou, Jeffrey Trawick-Smith
April 22, 2022
Play has always been vital to the field of early childhood education, for teacher educators and early years teachers, as a pedagogy and way of organizing learning. With diverse perspectives from scholars around the world, Teacher Education and Play Pedagogy is a unique text focusing on teacher ...
By David L. Brody, Kari Emilsen, Tim Rohrmann, Jo Warin
November 26, 2020
The role of men in early childhood education and care is crucial for the future of all children growing up in a gender sensitive world. Achieving greater diversity and gender balance in the workforce has proved a challenging goal, despite concerted efforts on the part of individuals, institutions, ...
By Oliver Thiel, Elena Severina, Bob Perry
November 06, 2020
Structured around Bishop’s six fundamental mathematical activities, this book brings together examples of mathematics education from a range of countries to help readers broaden their view on maths and its interrelationship to other aspects of life. Considering different educational traditions and...
By Zenna Kingdon
April 30, 2020
This book brings a refreshing Vygotskian perspective to the importance of children’s play, and the role it has in the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. The authors use a praxeological approach and participatory, ethical research to provide a comprehensive yet ...
By Joao Formosinho, Jan Peeters
May 14, 2019
Much more than simply recording events, pedagogical documentation is a revolutionary educational approach that enables practitioners to capture and understand the ways in which children learn and think. Exploring the use of pedagogic documentation across five different cultures, this book ...
By Sue Dockett, Johanna Einarsdottir, Bob Perry
March 01, 2019
Reflecting the importance of drawing on children’s perspectives to shape professional practice, this book offers a nuanced approach to understanding the aims, implications and practicalities of accessing and incorporating children’s perspectives in pedagogial practices relating to transitions. ...
By Eva Johansson, Johanna Einarsdottir
December 15, 2017
Dr Eva Johansson is Professor of Education at the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Stavanger, Norway. Dr Johanna Einarsdottir is a Professor of Early Childhood Education and the Dean of School of Education at the University of Iceland....
By Christine Stephen, Susan Edwards
December 01, 2017
Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age explores the emergence of the digital age and young children’s experiences with digital technologies at home and in educational environments. Drawing on theory and research-based evidence, this book makes an important contribution to ...
By Julia Formosinho, Christine Pascal
August 24, 2015
Assessment and Evaluation for Transformation in Early Childhood establishes a new, democratic and participatory approach to assessment and evaluation in early childhood. By analysing the practice of assessment and evaluation within early childhood pedagogy, it provides a clear theoretical and ...