This series provides a platform for researchers to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Early Childhood Education.
Fröbel’s Pedagogy of Kindergarten and Play: Modifications in Germany and the United States
An Empirical Approach to Preparing Children for Starting School: Exploring the Relationships between Parents, Practitioners and Teachers
Attainment and Executive Functioning in the Early Years: Research for Inclusive Practice and Lifelong Learning
Narratives in Early Childhood Education: Communication, Sense Making and Lived Experience
Facebook Mentoring and Early Childhood Teachers: The Controversy in Virtual Professional Identity
February 24, 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...
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...
August 21, 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...
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...
Weipeng Yang, Hui Li
March 19, 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...
Hazel G. Whitters
December 04, 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,...
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...
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...
Hasina Banu 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...
April 06, 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...
Jan Deans, Susan Wright
February 16, 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...
Mary Moloney, Jan Pettersen
January 22, 2018
The Early Childhood Education sector around the world is constantly changing, whether because of the unprecedented demand for ECE services globally, accelerated social change, or the introduction of pedagogical and regulatory practices. Based upon empirical inquiry, Early Childhood Education...