Early Childhood Studies

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Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings, Second Edition

By J. Amos Hatch
Subjects: Education

An up-to-date, clearly written, user-friendly guide that students and experienced scholars alike will find invaluable as they plan, implement, and write up qualitative research projects.

The Other in Perception

By Susan Bredlau
Subjects: Philosophy

Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.

Childhood beyond Pathology

Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.

We're Not Robots

Raises provocative questions about how we care for infants and toddlers, and how to provide education and support for their caregivers.

The Well of Being

Offers a sweeping review of conceptions of and approaches to childhood.

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy

Reviews the history and philosophy of a classic approach to teaching, while emphasizing its continuing relevance for contemporary schooling.

Critical Perspectives on Project Head Start

Considers how Project Head Start, the federally funded preschool program, has operated (sometimes effectively and comfortably, sometimes not) with families, in communities, and with other institutions. An important look at the intersections of poverty, social programs, and education.

Risk and Our Pedagogical Relation to Children

Shows that "risk" is a valuable and pedagogical experience for children on the playground (and for the adults that share that experience with them) in preparation for the precarious world which children find beyond the playground.

Early Care and Education for Children in Poverty

Establishes the power of early care and education to change children's lives, particularly children in poverty.

Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education

While teachers value children's play, they often do not know how to guide that play to make it more educational. This volume reflects current research in the child development and early childhood education fields.

Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps theorists, researchers, parents, and teachers understand how to match early childhood teaching practices to the integrated manner that young children naturally think and learn.

Children's Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility

Breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development.

Systemic Violence in Education

Researchers and practitioners identify and examine systemic violence in schools from a number of perspectives including school administration policies, pedagogical methods, educational labeling, classroom interaction, childhood games, and teacher reactions, as well as child abuse. Includes practical suggestions for addressing systemic violence.

The Future of Play Theory

This book looks at the impact of play on child development.

From "Backwardness" to "At-Risk"

This book examines the joint effort of twentieth-century public school administrators and private philanthropy to initiate reforms to provide for children with learning difficulties. The author explores ...

Power and Emotion in Infant-Toddler Day Care

A provocative ethnography of the lived experiences of infants and toddlers in day care centers.

Play and Intervention

Play has been presented as the ideal intervention for almost every conceivable kind of problem experienced by children: emotional problems, attention disorders, learning difficulties, and social isolation. ...

Visions of Entitlement

As part of a re-examination of our societal values and obligations, this book focuses on illuminating the various meanings and issues of entitlement in relation to the basic needs of children in our society. ...

Children on Playgrounds

This book focuses on key issues and current research evidence of links between children's behavior in outdoor play environments and children's development. Specific attention is given to ways that outdoor ...

Ready for What?

This book looks at readiness from a different perspective, arguing that we must move away from the readiness-as-child characteristic so prevalent in education and the popular press. Instead, readiness ...

Children at Risk in America

This collection of essays addresses twentieth-century historical and contemporary issues regarding children who are considered to be at risk. The essays explore the language of risk as it is used by the ...

Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

This book explores key policy issues related to early childhood education. Through the contributions of various professionals in the field, the editors provide a vision, practical and possible, of early ...