The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This outstanding resource provides a comprehensive research overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make knowledgeable judgments about these issues.
Now in its fourth edition, this handbook features all new sections on social emotional learning, non-cognitive assessment, child development, early childhood education, content areas, teacher preparation, technology, multimedia, and English language learners. With thorough updates to chapters and references, this new edition remains the cutting-edge resource for making the field’s extensive knowledge base readily available and accessible to researchers and educators.
It is a valuable resource for all of those who work and study in the field of early childhood education including researchers, educators, policy makers, librarians, and school administrators. This volume addresses critical, up-to-date research on several disciplines such as child development, early childhood education, psychology, curriculum, teacher preparation, policy, evaluation strategies, technology, and multimedia exposure.
About the Contributors About the Editor Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: A Contemporary Researcher’s vade mecum (Redux) Sequentia Part I. Early Childhood Education and Child Development 1. Cognitive Development and the Education of Young Children 2. Peer Relationships and Social Competence in Early Childhood 3. The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education 4. Promoting Motor Development and Early Years Physical Literacy in Young Children Part II. Early Childhood Educational Curriculum and Instruction 5. Print and Digital Picture Books in the Service of Young Children's Mathematics Learning 6. Expanding The Focus of Early Years Mathematics Education: A Focus on Statistics and Probability 7. Early Literacy: A Multimodal Process8. Educating for Democratic Citizenship in Early Childhood 9. Repositioning the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education: Continuing Reconsideration 10. Musical Experiences and Learning in Early Childhood 11. Play in Early Childhood Education 12. The Landscape of Outdoor Play 13. Technology in Early Childhood Education 14. Media Exposure in Early Childhood and Infancy: Examining Traditional Media (TV) and Mobile Digital Technologies Part III. Foundations of Early Childhood Educational Policy 15. Low-Income and Young Children 16. The Education of Young Emergent Bilingual Children: An Update and Call for Action 17. Educational Policy in the United States Regarding Bilinguals in Early Childhood Education 18. Early Childhood Multicultural Education 19. Quality Inclusive Practices for Preschoolers with Disabilities: Providing Access, Opportunities for Participation and Supports 20. Family Context in Early Childhood Education 21. The Preparation of Early Childhood Educators: A Complex Landscape 22. Promising Approaches to Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators 23. Assessing Teacher-child Relationships: A Cultural Context Perspective 24. New Information on Evaluating the Quality of Early Childhood Education Programs 25. Rethinking Quality in Early Education: Practices that Advance Children’s Cultural Strengths 26. Early Childhood Education Programs in the Public Schools