Provides a landmark overview of the field of early childhood research and sets an agenda for early childhood research into the future.
With this book the distinguished authors provide a global perspective on the transformative potential of childhood research. By illuminating the use of ethical methodologies and a rights-based approach to research, the reader learns about avenues to address the diverse contexts of young children, investigate conceptual and theoretical underpinnings to early childhood research as a timely commitment to reform policies and practices. -- Ina Joubert This handbook provides a comprehensive, wide-ranging and global overview of the intersection of research with practice and policy in early childhood development. The all-star cast, with expertise across the world's regions and the sectors of early childhood, provides probing and forward-looking syntheses, with extraordinarily useful recommendations for the field. -- Hiro Yoshikawa The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research is a major addition to the literature on early childhood. More than an introduction to the field, it offers significant challenges, and progress in thinking, for theory, research, policy and practice - and for the relationships between those dimensions. Ann Farrell, Sharon Kagan and Kay Tisdall are extremely well-qualified to oversee such a collection, bringing as they do substantial expertise from three continents. Many of the contributors are equally distinguished and come from all over the world, making this a truly international volume. The focus is equally on majority' and minority' worlds, and the chapters include leading-edge contributions in fields as diverse as neuroscience and children affected by armed conflict. This book will have an important place on the bookshelves of everyone seriously interested in early childhood research. -- Nigel Patrick Thomas