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From the Publisher"The astute editors and leading scholars have produced the bestsingle overview of the exploding field of early childhooddevelopment, covering both old and new pressing issues in thisburgeoning field. Must reading for both basic and applied workers,as well as scholars working at the intersect of knowledge andpolicy construction."
Edward Zigler, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development andSocial Policy
"This is a comprehensive and authoritative review of the fieldof early childhood research, covering the basic scientific and keypolicy issues, with contributions from the leading researchers. Itwill be an essential reference for anyone interested in theexciting early development of children, with the breadth, depth andclarity of its coverage."
Judy Dunn, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Institute ofPsychiatry, London
"Kathleen McCartney and Deborah Phillips have recruited many ofthe top names in the field of early child development to providetimely and informative reviews of a very fast-moving field. Thishandbook will be obligatory reading for researchers andpractitioners alike. Whether you are looking for a conceptualframework, the latest empirical findings in key domains such as thedevelopment of cognition, language and emotion, or the implicationsfor policy, this book should serve as a first point ofreference."
Paul L. Harris, Harvard University
"This book simply redefines "comprehensive"! It is trulyinteractive in that it constantly elicits the reader's input byraising and/or addressing issues that reach far beyond the printedpage."
Toni Brennan, University of Surrey
“The assembling of a large number of qualified experts towrite short, clear summaries of their areas is an impressiveachievement, and the context and policy sections go beyondexpectations … making it valuable even to scholars alreadyknowledgeable in the field.”
Marie-Pierre M. Gosselin and David R. Foreman, CanadianPsychology