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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is an essential reference on research in early childhood education not only in the United States but throughout the world. It provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues and the information necessary to make judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition of this Handbook in 1993, creating a need for an update. The Handbook of Research on the Education of ...
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Overview

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is an essential reference on research in early childhood education not only in the United States but throughout the world. It provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues and the information necessary to make judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition of this Handbook in 1993, creating a need for an update. The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is thus focused on research conducted over the past decade or so. The volume is organized in four parts:

*Early Childhood Education and Child Development. New in this edition: moral development; the development of creativity.

*Early Childhood Educational Curriculum. New in this edition: movement or dance education; the education of linguistically and culturally diverse children.

*Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy. New in this edition: childhood poverty; the education of bilingual children.

*Research and Evaluation Strategies for Early Childhood Education. New in this edition: doing historical research in early childhood education; postmodern and feminist orientations.

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible. It is a valuable tool for all who work and study in the field.
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This comprehensive compendium of research findings related to early childhood education presents critical reviews of recent research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts in the area. Recent studies are also placed within a framework of well- established conceptual, historical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of the field. The 33 chapters, by leading researchers and scholars of the profession, are arranged within four sections: child development and early education, foundations of early childhood educational curriculum, foundations of early childhood educational policy, and research strategies for early childhood education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135466138
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/27/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,107,460
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : a researcher's vade mecum 1
Pt. I Early childhood education and child development 7
2 Cognitive development and the education of young children 9
3 Young children's peer relations and social competence 23
4 Children's morality : perspectives and research 55
5 The emotional basis of learning and development in early childhood education 85
6 Motor development in young children 105
7 The development of children's creativity 121
Pt. II Early childhood educational curriculum 133
8 Reconceptualizing language education in early childhood : socio-cultural perspectives 135
9 Emergent literacy : symbols at work 153
10 The literacy education of linguistically and culturally diverse young children : an overview of outcomes, assessment, and large-scale interventions 167
11 The development of young children's early number and operation sense and its implications for early childhood education 187
12 Repositioning the visual arts in early childhood education : a decade of reconsideration 223
13 The dance of learning 243
14 The musical development and education of young children 251
15 Pretend play 269
16 Early childhood multicultural education 279
Pt. III Foundations of early childhood educational policy 303
17 Creating play environments for early childhood : indoors and out 305
18 Childhood poverty : implications for school readiness and early childhood education 323
19 Effective preschool programs for children at risk of school failure : a best-evidence synthesis 347
20 Educational policy in the United States regarding bilinguals in early childhood education 361
21 Child care for young children 375
22 Family context in early childhood : a look at practices and beliefs that promote early learning 393
23 Early childhood teachers' beliefs and attitudes about inclusion : what does the research tell us? 411
24 Preschool teachers' professional development 423
Pt. IV Research and evaluation strategies for early childhood education 441
25 Alternative means of assessing children's learning in early childhood classrooms 443
26 Evaluating the quality of early childhood educational settings 457
27 Integration, innovation, and evaluation in school-based early childhood services 477
28 Qualitative research : paradigms and possibilities 497
29 Feminist issues in early childhood scholarship 515
30 Beyond certainties : postmodern perspectives, research, and the education of young children 533
31 Early childhood education research in cross-national perspective 555
32 Historical research in early childhood education 573
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