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Contemporary perspectives on early childhood education

Contemporary perspectives on early childhood education

Yelland, Nicola

This book considers & interrogates a range of new & critical issues in contemporary early childhood education. It discusses both fundamental & emerging topics in the field, & presents them in the context of reflective & contemporary frameworks

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Open University Press, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Nicola Yelland
ISBN: 033523786X, 0335237878, 9780335237869, 9780335237876
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Education.; Early childhood education.; Early childhood education


  1. Part 1 Contemporary perspectives on global and policy issues
  2. Extending possibilities and practices in early childhood education
  3. Rethinking pedagogical practices in early childhood education: A multidimensional approach to learning and inclusion
  4. Between two debts: Child and (inter)national development
  5. Shaping the future: How human capital arguments about investment in early childhood are being (mis)used in poor countries
  6. Reframing rights: Poverty discourses and children's lives in the United States
  7. The displaced early childhood education in the postcolonial era of Hong Kong
  8. National 'treasures': The Aotearoa New Zealand child
  9. Investigating 'Quality' project: Opening possibilities in early childhood care and education policies and practices in Canada
  10. Part 2 Critical views in practice
  11. When words are scarce, but success depends on them: Composing in a Navajo kindergarten
  12. Childhoods left behind? Official and unofficial basics of child writing
  13. 'Improper' children
  14. Like a wild thing': Analysing the 'deviant' competence of girls in home-preschool communications
  15. At home with the future: Influences on young children's early experiences with digital technologies
  16. When robots tell a story about culture... and children tell a story about learning
  17. The early years research-policy-practice nexus: Challenges and opportunities.

Author note

The editor, Nicola Yelland, is Professor at Victoria University in Australia.