The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research

Ann Farrell (Editor), Sharon L. Kagan (Editor), E Kay M Tisdall (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages576
ISBN (Print)9781446272190
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015


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