Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

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Olivia N. Saracho, Bernard Spodek
Routledge, Jan 17, 2013 - Education - 480 pages
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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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Contents

A Contemporary Researchers Vade Mecum Redux
1
Part I Early Childhood Education and Child Development
17
Part II Early Childhood Educational Curriculum and Instruction
115
Part III Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy
299
List of Contributors
438
Index
447
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About the author (2013)

Olivia N. Saracho is Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland.

Bernard Spodek is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois.

 

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