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Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Edited by: Olivia N. Saracho , Bernard Spodek

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415884341
eBook ISBN: 9780203841198
Adobe ISBN: 9781136897023

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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Cognitive Development and the Education of Young Children Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Young Children’s Peer Relations and Social Competence Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Motor Development in Young Children Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Development of Children’s Creativity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Rethinking Language Education in Early Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Views and Issues in Children’s Literature Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Early Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Education of Young Dual-Language Learners Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mathematics for Early Childhood Education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Science Education in the Early Years Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Techno-Tykes Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social Competence Education in Early Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Dance of Learning Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Musical Childhoods Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Play in Early Childhood Education Download PDF
Chapter  19:  U.S. Early Childhood Multicultural Education Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Childhood Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Effective Early Childhood Education Programs for Disadvantaged Children Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Young Children’s Understanding of Disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Child Care for Young Children Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Family Context in Early Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Promising Approaches to Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Lifting Preschool Quality Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Early Childhood Education Programs in the Public Schools Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Assessing Children’s Learning in Early Childhood Education Settings Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Education Programs Download PDF
List_of_contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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