Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Editors: Saracho, Olivia N. and Spodek, Bernard
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-415-88434-1
Category: Social Sciences - Education
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial Advisory Board
  • Additional Reviewers
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Introduction: A Contemporary Researcher's Vade Mecum (Redux) Olivia N. Saracho Bernard Spodek
  • Part I. Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • 2 Cognitive Development and the Education of Young Children Kelvin L. Seifert
  • 3 Young Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence Gary W. Ladd and Casey M. Sechler
  • 4 The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education Susanne A. Denham, Katherine M. Zinsser, and Chavaughn A. Brown
  • 5 Motor Development in Young Children Jacqueline D. Goodway, John C. Ozmun, and David L. Gallahue
  • 6 The Development of Children's Creativity Mark A. Runco and Nur Cayirdag
  • Part II. Early Childhood Educational Curriculum and Instruction
  • 7 Rethinking Language Education in Early Childhood: Sociocultural Perspectives Jim Anderson, Lyndsay Moffatt, Marianne McTavish, and Jon Shapiro
  • 8 Views and Issues in Children's Literature Olivia N. Saracho
  • 9 Early Literacy: Towards a Semiotic approach Susan E. Hill and Sue Nichols
  • 10 The Education of Young Dual-Language Learners: An Overview Robert Rueda and David B. Yaden, Jr.
  • 11 Mathematics for Early Childhood Education Catherine Sophian
  • 12 Science Education in the Early Years Lucia A. French and Suzanne D. Woodring
  • 13 Techno-Tykes: Digital Technologies in Early ChildhoodMarina Umaschi Bers and Elizabeth R. Kazakoff
  • 14 Social Competence Education in Early Childhood: A Sociocultural Perspective Stacy DeZutter and Melissa K. Kelly
  • 15 Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education: Continuing Reconsideration Christine Marme Thompson
  • 16 The Dance of Learning Karen Kohn Bradley
  • 17 Musical Childhoods: A Survey of Contemporary Research Susan Young
  • 18 Play in Early Childhood Education James E. Johnson, Serap Sevimli-Celik, and Monirah Al-Mansour
  • 19 U.S. Early Childhood Multicultural Education Francis Wardle
  • Part III. Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy
  • 20 Childhood Poverty: Implications for School Readiness and Early Childhood Education Rebecca M. Ryan, Rebecca C. Fauth, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
  • 21 Effective Early Childhood Education Programs for Disadvantaged Children: A Systematic Review and Case Studies Bette Chambers, Oli de Botton, Alan Cheung, and Robert E. Slavin
  • 22 Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education Eugene E. García and Ann-Marie Wiese
  • 23 Young Children's Understanding of Disabilities: Implications for Attitude Development and Inclusive Education SeonYeong Yu and Michaelene M. Ostrosky
  • 24 Child Care for Young Children Kay Sanders and Carollee Howes
  • 25 Family Context in Early Childhood: Connecting Beliefs, Practices, and Ecologies Barbara H. Fiese
  • 26 Promising Approaches to Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators Douglas R. Powell, Karen E. Diamond, and Mary K. Cockburn
  • 27 Lifting Preschool Quality: Nurturing Effective Teachers Bruce Fuller, Rebecca Anguiano, and John W. Gasko
  • 28 Early Childhood Education Programs in the Public Schools Jason T. Hustedt, Dale J. Epstein, and W. Steven Barnett
  • 29 Assessing Children's Learning in Early Childhood Education Settings Dominic F. Gullo
  • 30 Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Education Programs Dale C. Farran and Kerry G. Hofer
  • About the Contributors