Recent decades have seen an upsurge of research with and about young children, their families and communities. The Handbook of Early Childhood Research will provide a landmark overview of the field of early childhood research and will set an agenda for early childhood research into the future. It includes 31 chapters provided by internationally recognized experts in early childhood research. The team of international contributors apply their expertise to conceptual and methodological issues in research and to relevant fields of practice and policy. The Handbook recognizes the main contexts of early childhood research: home and family contexts; out-of-home contexts such as services for young children and their families; and broader societal contexts of that evoke risk for young children.
The Handbook includes sections on:
the field of early childhood research and its key contributions
new theories and theoretical approaches in early childhood research
collecting and analysing data
applications of early childhood research
This Handbook will become the valuable reference text for students, practitioners and researchers from across the social sciences and beyond who are engaged in research with young children.
Chapter 1: Early Childhood Research: An Expanding Field - Ann Farrell, Sharon Lynn Kagan and E. Kay M. Tisdall PART I: SITUATING EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH Chapter 2: Parenting and the Home Environment - Marisa Morin, Jennifer Glickman and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn Chapter 3: Group-Based Early Childhood Education and Care for Under-2-Year-Olds - Carmen Dalli and E. Jayne White Chapter 4: Young Children in their Local Communities - Bronwen Cohen and Marta Korintus PART II: THEORIZING EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH Chapter 5: Participation, Rights and `Participatory' Methods - E. Kay M. Tisdall Chapter 6: Where am I? Position and Perspective in Researching Early Childhood Education - Peter Moss Chapter 7: Theorizing Identities in Early Childhood - Katrien De Graeve Chapter 8: Theorizing Young Children's Spaces - Lesley Anne Gallacher Chapter 9: Converting the Science of Early Human Development into Action - Mary E. Young Chapter 10: Theoretical Insights from Neuroscience in Early Childhood Research - Michael Anderson and Corinne Reid Chapter 11: Understanding Systems Theory and Thinking - Sharon Lynn Kagan, Maria Caridad Araujo, Analia Jaimovich and Yyannu Cruz Aguayo PART III: CONDUCTING EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH Chapter 12: Ethics in Early Childhood Research - Ann Farrell Chapter 13: Longitudinal Research: Applications for the Design, Conduct and Dissemination of Early Childhood Research - Stephen R. Zubrick Chapter 14: Conducting Ethnographic Research in Early Childhood Research - Kristina Konstantoni and Marlies Kustatscher Chapter 15: Narrative Inquiry - Jean D. Clandinin, Janice Huber, Jimmy Menon, M. Shaun Murphy and Cindy Swanson Chapter 16: A Conversation Analytic Approach to Research on Early Childhood - Jack Sidnell Chapter 17: Documentation in Early Childhood Research - Margaret Carr, Bronwen Cowie and Linda Mitchell Chapter 18: Understanding Complexity in Play through Interpretivist Research - Elizabeth Wood Chapter 19: Econometrics and the Study of Early Childhood - Gordon Cleveland PART IV: APPLYING EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH Chapter 20: Contexts of Risk and Exploitation - Sibnath Deb and Anjali Gireesan Chapter 21: Children in Conflict Situations - Claire O'Kane Chapter 22: Dual Language Learners - Eugene E. Garcia Chapter 23: Early Childhood Research in Africa - Alan Pence and Emily Ashton Chapter 24: Early Learning and Healthy Development in A Digital Age - Jason C. Yip, Michael H. Levine, Alexis R. Lauricella and Ellen Wartella Chapter 25: Using Early Childhood Research to Inform and Influence Public Policy - Irene Rizzini and Malcolm Bush Chapter 26: Rethinking Epistemology and Methodology in Early Childhood Research in Africa - Auma Okwany and Hasina Ebrahim Chapter 27: Cognitive Research in Developing Countries - Nirmala Rao, Jin Sun and Ying Wang PART V: CONSIDERING THE FUTURE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH Chapter 28: Social and Political Landscapes of Childhood - Helen Penn Chapter 29: Researching Technologies in Children's Worlds and Futures - Jackie Marsh Chapter 30: What is the Future of Sustainability in Early Childhood? - Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson Chapter 31: Future Directions in Early Childhood Research - Sharon Lynn Kagan, E. Kay M. Tisdall and Ann Farrell